Billboard #1 Hits: #525: ‘Mickey’- Toni Basil. December 11, 1982. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single:’ Mickey’- Toni Basil
  • Record Company- Qwest
  • Genre: Bubblegum
  • Written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn
  • Time: 3:36
  • B-side:”Hanging Around’
  • Album-World Of Mouth
  • Grade: C-
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia and Canada.

“Mickey” is one of those catchy pop songs -which quickly becomes annoying. Toni Basil was closing in on 40 when she released her first album [she would only have two albums] and ‘Mickey’ was her only Top 40 hit. She was more of a choreographer, actress, dancer and filmmaker than a singer-musician. She co-directed the iconic video from The Talking Heads- ‘Once In A Lifetime’, she worked with Bowie and Presley. She appeared in the movie Easy Rider. This was one of those ‘one hit wonders’ where at the very moment it was a hit you knew that would be it.

4 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #525: ‘MICKEY’- TONI BASIL – DECEMBER 11, 1982

  1. I don’t’ know if “hatred” is a strong enough word…no that word doesn’t even scratch the surface.

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