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“Mickey” is a 1982 American song recorded by singer and choreographer Toni Basil. Written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn as “Kitty”, it was first recorded by U.K. pop group Racey in1979. A music video for the song, featuring costuming and choreography inspired by cheerleader dance routines, was played heavily on MTV and contiunes to attract interest.

The single scored number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for one week and number two in the UK singles chart. The song was Basil’s only top forty success, making her a “”. It is named #5 on VH1’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of all time, #16 on 20 to 1’s top 20 One Hit Wonders Countdown, and #7 on VH1’s 100 greatest songs of the 80’s. It has also appeared on countless ‘greatest’ or ‘best’ multi-artist album collections.


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