Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"Mickey" by Toni Basil

Birthday wishes go out today to esteemed choreographer Toni Basil, who took her brand global in 1982 with the release of Word of Mouth (which is still only available on vinyl!)

The album yielded a smash hit single, Mickey; written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn as Kitty, and originally recorded in 1979 by the UK's Racey, the song was renamed because of Basil's crush on Micky Dolenz of The Monkees*.

*Basil had been choreographer on The Monkees' movie, Head, in 1968.
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