Thursday, October 9, 2014

Musical Interlude: Mickey (1982)

Toni Basil is better known as a choreographer, not a singer. However, she attained 1-hit wonder status in 1982, when "Mickey", the first single from her album, "Word of Mouth", hit #1.

Basil, who was, in fact, a cheerleader in high school, got into the spirit of things by donning a Las Vegas High cheerleader uniform for the video, and the album cover. However, most of you have seen the original video a bazillion times in 32 years, so, in the words of the fabled Monty Python troupe, and, now, for something completely different, we offer an extended play version, which subs out the cheerleaders for a studio band, though Toni is still in uniform........

Believe it or else, this is actually a reworking of a British song, "Kitty", which came out three years earlier. Who knew?

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