THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
540-Tom Tom Club-Wordy Rappinghood.
1981-Number 7 single.
Best Bit-At 1.44.Where would we be without words?
Every song would be an instrumental.
Tom Tom Club were formed in 1981 by husband and wife Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz,they were also one half of the critically renowned group Talking Heads who were on hiatus at the time.
The song questions the true value of words and shows how they can be manipulated.Part of the song uses the traditional Moroccan children’s song and game ‘A Ram Sam Sam.’
The song was released only a few months after Blondie’s Billboard Number 1 ‘Rapture,’which like Wordy Rappinghood was rapped by a white female vocalist and bared little resemblance to the Rap that was emerging from America at that time.
‘Eat your words but don’t go hungry words have always nearly hung me.’
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