W*O*L*D is a Harry Chapin song released on the Short Stories album. The song was popular in concerts. Harry would substitute the name of the call letters of the local radio station for W*O*L*D at one point in the song, much to the crowd's delight.
- Short Stories (1973)
- Anthology of Harry Chapin (1985)
- Gold Medal Collection (1988)
- Story of a Life (1999)
- VH1: Behind the Music (2001)
- The Essentials: Harry Chapin (2002)
- A Better Place to Be: The Songs of Harry Chapin (2002)
- Harry Chapin Classics (2003)
- Introducing Harry Chapin (2006)
- Cat's in the Cradle and Other Hits (2008)
Various artist anthologies
- Lakeshore Music Presents, Listen to the Music (1976) - Lakeshore Music/Warner Special Products (LP)
- Our Songs: Singers and Songwriters Encore (1992) - Warner Special Products (CD)
- Unelectric (1995) - Warner Special Products (CD)
- Sounds of the Seventies: Rock (2001) - Time-Life (2 CDs) - European
- Every Song Tells and Story (2003) - Universal Music TV (CD) - UK import
- Ultimate 16: Lite FM Rock 70s (2006) - Madacy (CD) - Canadian import
- The Singer and Songwriter Collection: (1970-1974) - Time-Life (CD)
- The Rock Collection/FM Rock Doppel - German import
- in 1980's, this song was released as vinyl 45rpm single by Australian country musician Gene Bradley Fisk. Some of the lyrics were changed to eliminate American places and terms such as Tulsa, Oklahoma and sock hops for the local audience.
- In 1984, this song was performed by George Ball on the Lies and Legends cast recording.
- In 1990, Richie Havens' performance with Tom Chapin and Steve Chapin from the 1987 Harry Chapin Tribute Concert was released on the Harry Chapin Tribute recording.
- In 2006, Harry's brother Steve Chapin performs the song live on the The Chapin Family album Harry Chapin: A Celebration in Song: Volume I.