Head to Toe

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For the EP by The Breeders, see Head to Toe (EP).
"Head to Toe"
Single by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
from the album Spanish Fly
Released March 1987
Recorded 1986
Genre Freestyle
Length 5:03 (album version)
4:02 (single version)
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Curt Bedeau, Gerry Charles, Hugh L Clarke, Brian George, Lucien George, Paul George
Producer(s) Full Force
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam singles chronology
"All Cried Out"
"Head to Toe"
"Lost in Emotion"

"Head to Toe" is a song recorded by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam that appeared on their 1987 album Spanish Fly. The song hit number one on three charts: Billboard Hot 100 on June 20, 1987, the Hot Black Singles charts on May 30 of that year,[1] and the dance charts.[2] In Canada, the song topped the RPM 100 national singles chart on July 25 of the same year.[3] The song sports a retro Motown flavor mixed with the Freestyle sound for which they were known.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
Canadian RPM 100 Top Singles Chart 1
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 16
New Zealand Singles Chart[5] 9
UK Singles Chart 82

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[6]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 354. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 157. 
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  4. ^ "Head to Toe", Dutch Charts
  5. ^ "Head to Toe", New Zealand Charts
  6. ^ http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1987.htm
Preceded by
"Certain Things Are Likely" by KTP
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
May 30, 1987
Succeeded by
"The Pleasure Principle" by Janet Jackson
Preceded by
"Always" by Atlantic Starr
US Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
May 30, 1987 - June 6, 1987
Succeeded by
"Rock Steady" by The Whispers
Preceded by
"Always" by Atlantic Starr
US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
June 20, 1987
Succeeded by
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston
Preceded by
"Always" by Atlantic Starr
Canadian RPM 100 number-one single
July 25, 1987
Succeeded by
"Funkytown" by Pseudo Echo