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Toni Basil Mickey

Toni Basil Mickey Music Button Museum
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Image of Toni Basil in a red, white, and blue cheerleading uniform alongside capitalized red text on a white rectangle with thin blue lines (resembling lined paper) on a blue background.  

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Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta on September 22, 1943.  She is an American choreographer, actress, and singer-songwriter.  In 1982, her song “Mickey” was released.  Basil choreographed and directed the video for the song. The music video became popular on MTV, and by 1983 the single had sold more than 2 million copies. It was ranked as Number 5 on a VH1 list of 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ‘80s in 2009. The “Mickey” single currently hangs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

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