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Toni Basil

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Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta on September 22nd, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before getting into music, she was a go-go dancer and she acted in some movies like “Easy Rider” and “Pajama Party.” She later got her start in singing as the singer and dancer in the short film “Breakaway.” She later was involved with a dance troup called “The Lockers” and got into more dancing and choreography.

She was the first musical artist in the 80s to do a music video album, where the consumer could purchase a VHS video that included the videos to all but 3 of the songs of her album “Word Of Mouth.” She has only gained success with one song, and that was “Mickey” which was a cover of the song “Kitty” by Racey (In fact, 4 of her songs on “Word Of Mouth” were covers). She came out with a 2nd album entitled “Toni Basil,” but wasn’t as successful as she was with “Word Of Mouth.”

Today, she does mostly choreography for musical acts and groups.

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  • lagginswag

    damn she was hot

    26 Feb 9:10am Reply
  • x_TMMC

    She is stunning in the main pic (black and white early pic)! [2]

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • otsiningopark

    Her second album is so much better than Word Of Mouth. Better, more commercial songs. Over My Head >>>> Mickey

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    it's hard to believe she will be 70 this year

    17 Jun 2013 Reply
  • tripodthunder

    She is stunning in the main pic (black and white early pic)!

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Abelsongs77

    Mickey brings back memories ^__^

    27 Jun 2012 Reply
  • sandradolly

    Oh I still love this song so MUCH

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • mirko16

    i loveee uuuuuuuu

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • alexia_N

    Happy birthday, Toni Basil!

    23 Sep 2011 Reply
  • GabrielBilly

    Hey Mickey, hey Mickey. amo/

    7 Aug 2011 Reply
  • AlanaDevotional

    Girls Night Out.

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
  • vishal8492

    Yep totally one hit wonder i don't know if thats worst of her but it's not that bad but even avrl covered that so weird!!!!!!

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • SeveralPeople

    Her along with 90% of the 80's pop, suck balls.

    2 Dec 2010 Reply
  • X-Signal

    Тетка жжет!!! Жги!!

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • packers75421

    “ PLEASE DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. say your name 10 times 2. say your mom's name 5 times 3. say your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this to 4 other songs. if you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday. but if you read this and do not paste this, then you will have very bad luck. SEND THIS TO 5 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU'RE DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSH'S NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN. THIS IS SO FREAKY BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORK

    10 May 2010 Reply
  • RobHeathers

    why isn't her self-titled album from 1982/83 posted? It's her best work and one of the most under-rated albums of the '80s...

    22 Apr 2010 Reply
  • alexia_N

    meh, i don't really like "Girls Night Out". I do love her two albums, though.

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • todesziege

    Seems very few people have heard "Girls night out". Shame, it's her best song.

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
  • alexia_N

    over 2,000 scrobbles in my library.... Plus I have her albums on vinyl and videocassette and some 45s. I don't know how she's so underrated!

    30 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Retro_Saiyan

    I saw her dancing in a film from 1968. Now *that* was unexpected.

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
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