The Whole World Lost Its Head

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"The Whole World Lost Its Head"
Single by The Go-Go's
from the album Return to the Valley of The Go-Go's
Released November 27, 1994 (1994-11-27)
Format 7"
Recorded 1994
Genre Pop punk, alternative rock
Length 2:56
Label I.R.S.
Writer(s) Kathy Valentine, Jane Wiedlin
Producer(s) Gregg Edward, Rob Freeman, Richard Gottehrer
The Go-Go's singles chronology
"Cool Jerk"
"The Whole World Lost Its Head"

"The Whole World Lost Its Head" is one of three new songs from all-female pop rock/new wave band The Go-Go's 2-disc retrospective Return to the Valley of The Go-Go's. The single only 'bubbled under' on the US charts at #108, but became the band's first and only Top 40 hit in the UK, peaking at #29.

The accompanying music video, directed by Roger Avary, cinematographed by Tom Richmond and edited by Sloane Klevin, was shot in the fall of 1994.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
UK Singles Chart 29
Billboard Hot 100 108
Modern Rock Tracks 21


  1. ^ "Movie Commentary: Assignment of the Week: Go-Go Getter". Entertainment Weekly #247. November 4, 1994. Retrieved May 2, 2009.