What If (Tommy Shaw album)

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What If?
Studio album by Tommy Shaw
Released 1985
Recorded 1985
Genre Rock
Length 42:21
Label A&M
Producer Richie Cannata, Tommy Shaw
Tommy Shaw chronology
Girls with Guns
(1984)Girls with Guns1984
What If?
Singles from What If
  1. "Remo's Theme (What If)"
    Released: September 1985
  2. "Jealousy"
    Released: December 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

What If is the second solo release by former Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw. Released in 1985, the album received somewhat favorable reviews. The album peaked at #87 on the Billboard 200.[2]

The album is named after the track, Remo's Theme (What If), which is the theme song for the character Remo Williams in the movie Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. The song was not released on a soundtrack and was first made available on What If.

Track listing[edit]

All words & music by Tommy Shaw except as indicated. The track Friendly Advice was moved to the end for the reissue.

  1. "Jealousy" - 4:45
  2. "Remo's Theme (What If)" (Shaw, Richie Cannata) - 4:23
  3. "Reach for the Bottle" - 5:44
  4. "This Is Not a Test" - 3:38
  5. "See Me Now" - 3:45
  6. "True Confessions" (Shaw, Cannata) - 3:27
  7. "Count on You" - 6:09
  8. "Nature of the Beast" - 4:04
  9. "Bad Times" - 3:00
  10. "Friendly Advice" - 3:29


  • Tommy Shaw: Guitars, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Background Vocals
  • Richie Cannata: Saxophone, Keyboards
  • Brian Stanley: Bass Guitar
  • Steve Holley: Drums, Percussion
  • Mark Marshall: Drums on "Bad Times"
  • Gary Myrick: Electric Guitar on "Count On You" and "Friendly Advice"


  1. ^ David White. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  2. ^ "Tommy Shaw's Billboard albums history". Rovi Corporation / Billboard. Retrieved 2010-12-20.