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Tom Tom Club was a New Wave band, a side project set up by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz who were also members of the Talking Heads. They began recording albums in 1981 and have enjoyed some success with hits such as "Genius of Love" and "Wordy Rappinghood". "Genius of Love" has been sampled or reinterpreted by many artists, including rapper Funkdoobiest and Mariah Carey in her hit single "Fantasy". "It's Nasty" (1982) by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was one of the early rap versions of the song - however, the sample was re-recorded by a live band, as was common practice at the time. Another version, "Genius Rap" (1981), by Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, appeared even before Flash and the Furious Five's version. New Wave is a term that has been used to describe many developments in music, but is most commonly associated with a movement in American, Australian, British, Canadian and European popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s born out of the punk rock movement. ... Tina Weymouth A founding member of the influential New Wave group Talking Heads, was born Martina Michéle Weymouth on November 22, 1950 in Coronado, California. ... Chris Frantz was the drummer for both the Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club. ... Talking Heads were an American rock band existing between 1977 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Genius of Love is a song by Tom Tom Club. ... Tom Tom Club was Tom Tom Clubs 1981 first album and contained the UK hit singles: Wordy Rappinghood, which reached No. ... Genius of Love is a song by Tom Tom Club. ... Funkdoobiest is a Latin rap group from Los Angeles. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American pop and R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. ... Fantasy is a song co-written and co-produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Dave Hall for Careys sixth album, Daydream. ... Grandmaster Flash (born Joseph Saddler on January 1, 1958 in Barbados) is a hip hop musician and DJ; one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing. ...

Tom Tom Club made their most significant appearance in the Talking Heads concert film, Stop Making Sense. Stop Making Sense is the highly acclaimed concert movie featuring Talking Heads live on stage. ...



Tom Tom Club was Tom Tom Clubs 1981 first album and contained the UK hit singles: Wordy Rappinghood, which reached No. ... Close to the Bone is an album by the Tom Tom Club. ... Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom was Tom Tom Clubs 1988 album and included the bands cover of the Lou Reed track Femme Fatale. The track Suboceana was released as a single in the UK in late 1988 and received some radio airplay. ... The Good, The Bad, and the Funky is the fifth album of the Tom Tom Club. ... An all-star charity tribute album featuring 23 acts covering 20 Phish songs, all on a volunteer basis, to fund music education for children[[1]]. ...


  • Wordy Rappinghood (1981) UK #7
  • Genius Of Love (1981) UK #65
  • Under The Boardwalk (1982) UK #22

|US Hot 100 |US Modern Rock |US Mainstream Rock |UK Singles Chart | 1989 The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Modern Rock Tracks chart is a music chart that has appeared in Billboard magazine since the early 1980s. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the...

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This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. ...

External links

  • Official Tom Tom Club website

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