While Sheryl Crow is considered a roots-rock icon in most circles today, back in early 1990s she was a virtual unknown, teaching music in Fenton, Missouri, and singing in television jingles (including TV spots for McDonald’s and Toyota). She was slated to release a self-titled debut album in 1992, but the label scrapped the project.
Then came the Tuesday Music Club, a loose-knit collective of songwriter-musicians that Crow hooked up with while dating the late Kevin Gilbert. This musical community eventually formed the backdrop for her real debut album, aptly titled Tuesday Night Music Club, propelling her to international stardom. The album went on to spend 100 weeks on the Billboard 200.
“All I Wanna Do” (video embedded below) was Crow’s breakout hit from the record, its nonchalant attitude and bluesy sound taking over the radio airwaves. It remains her top performing single to date, achieving Gold record status and topping the US charts. Enjoy!