Shoppin' from A to Z

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"Shoppin' from A to Z"
Single by Toni Basil
from the album Word of Mouth
Released 1983
Recorded 1981
Genre Power pop, new wave, novelty
Length 3:41
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Allee Willis, Bruce Roberts, Toni Basil
Producer(s) Mike Chapman
Toni Basil singles chronology
"Time After Time" / "You Gotta Problem"
"Shoppin' from A to Z"
"Over My Head"

"Shoppin' from A to Z" is a song by US singer-songwriter Toni Basil, released in 1983 as the fourth and final single from her debut album Word of Mouth. It was released in the US only. After the poor performance "Nobody" in the UK, there was a lot of dependence on "Shoppin' From A to Z" for its performance in the US, but the song failed to match the success of chart topper "Mickey", peaking at No. 77. A music video was made for the song. The song was covered in a 1985 episode of Fame called "Wishes.[1] It was also covered (in Japanese) by Tomoe Shinohara. The song features a shopping list consisting of various grocery items, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. On the album version, it is shouted out by a chorus. However, in the single version this is replaced by comical voices saying the name of each item.

Track listing[edit]

  • 7" single
  1. "Shoppin' from A to Z" — 3:41
  2. "Time After Time" — 4:18
  • Promo 12" "Special Remix" single
  1. "Shoppin' from A to Z" (Special Remix) — 6:04
  2. "Shoppin' from A to Z" — 3:41


  1. ^ "Fame (TV Series) : Wishes (1985) : Soundtracks~". Retrieved 2016-10-23.