|Tom Tom Club|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||November 1980 – April 1981|
|Studio||Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas|
|Label||US: Sire/Warner Bros. Records |
UK: Island/PolyGram Records
Australia: Mercury Records
|Producer||Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Steven Stanley|
|Tom Tom Club chronology|
|Singles from Tom Tom Club|
|The Village Voice||A−|
Tom Tom Club is the debut studio album by Tom Tom Club, released in 1981, containing the UK hit singles "Wordy Rappinghood", which reached No. 7 in June 1981; "Genius of Love", which reached No. 65 in October of the same year; and "Under the Boardwalk", which reached No. 22 in August 1982. When released in the United States, "Genius of Love" peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100.Both "Wordy Rappinghood" and "Genius of Love" topped the US dance chart.
The album was re-released on May 19, 2009, as a part of a two-CD deluxe package with the band's second album, Close to the Bone . The album was further reissued on Limited Edition white vinyl by Real Gone Music on March 1, 2019.
Slant Magazine listed the album at No. 87 on its Best Albums of the 1980s list.
Composer credits as registered with ASCAP or APRA: all works by Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Adrian Belew and Steven Stanley, unless otherwise noted below.
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Tom Tom Club
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||51|
|UK Albums Chart||78|
|United States Billboard 200||23|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold|
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