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Tom Tom Club

Tom Tom Club began life as a side project for Talking Heads members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, who adopted a light, tropical dance style that won them a gold album in Tom Tom Club in 1981 and a Top 40 single in "Genius of Love." They continued to make albums under this moniker between Heads production projects: Close to the Bone (1983) and Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom (1989). They even toured as Tom Tom Club in the summer of 1989. When the Heads broke up in late 1991, Tom Tom Club became Frantz and Weymouth's main outlet. They released Dark Sneak Love Action in 1992, but soon took time away from working with one another to concentrate on other projects. A Talking Heads reunion minus David Byrne resulted in the two coming back together, and so after eight years of an inactive Tom Tom Club, the two came together and released The Good the Bad and the Funky. The next year, a live album marked their exotic and fun live reunion shows. In 2012, the band offered up Downtown Rockers, an EP of new material very true to their earliest work, featuring guest appearances from likeminded newcomers Wild Belle. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Tom Tom Club

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Albums by
Tom Tom Club

Top Songs by
Tom Tom Club

  1.   Song
  2.   Genius of Love
  3.   Wordy Rappinghood
  4.   Femme Fatale
  5.   Devil Does Your Dog Bite
  6.   This is a Foxy World
  7.   Downtown Rockers
  8.   Soul Fire
  9.   Booming and 200ming
  10.   Tom Tom Theme
  11.   Bamboo Town
  12.   You Make Me Rock and Roll
  13.   Yella
  14.   Suboceana
  15.   Take Me to the River
  16.   96 Tears
  17.   Band Introduction
  18.   Pleasure of Love
  19.   Happiness Can't Buy Money
  20.   As the Disco Ball Turns
  21.   My Mama Told Me
  22.   Dark Sneak Love Action
  23.   Who Wants an Ugly Girl?
  24.   You Sexy Thing
  25.   Under the Boardwalk
  26.   Booming and Zooming
  27.   Sunshine and Ecstasy
  28.   Daddy Come Home
  29.   My Momma Told Me
  30.   Shock to the World
  31.   Kissin' Antonio
  32.   Won't Give You Up
  33.   Genius of Love (12")
  34.   Magic Carpet Ride by Mighty Dub Katz
  35.   Genius of Love 2001
  36.   Spooks
  37.   She Belongs to Me
  38.   Sand
  39.   Happiness Can't Buy Money
  40.   Time to Bounce Dub
  41.   Atsababy! (Life is Great)
  42.   Never Took a Penny
  43.   Measure Up
  44.   The Man With the 4 Way Hips
  45.   You Sexy Dub
  46.   Who Wants an Ugly Dub?
  47.   Dangerous Dub
  48.   Let There Be Love
  49.   Lesbians by the Lake
  50.   Superdreaming
  51.   Love to Love You Baby
  52.   (C'mon) Surrender
  53.   She's a Freak
  54.   She's Dangerous
  55.   Holy Water
  56.   Time to Bounce
  57.   Who Feelin' It
  58.   Beautiful
  59.   Many Rivers to Cross
  60.   Dogs in the Trash
  61.   Innocent Sex Kiss
  62.   Irresistible Party Dip
  63.   Say I Am
  64.   Love Wave
  65.   On, On, On, On...
  66.   Lorelei
  67.   As Above So Below
  68.   L' Elephant
  69.   Little Eva
  70.   Shock the World
  71.   Don't Say No
  72.   Challenge of the Love Warriors
  73.   Wa Wa Dance
  74.   Kiss Me When I Get Back
  75.   Call of the Wild
  76.   Sweets to the Sweet
  77.   Punk Lolita
  78.   I Confess
  79.   Daddy Come Home
  80.   Only the Strong Survive
  81.   Love to Love You Baby (Tom Novy & The Gran' Flow
  82.   On the Line Again

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