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Toni Basil * MICKEY * Original 45rpm with Picture Sleeve 1982 Mint
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Toni Basil * MICKEY * Original 45rpm with Picture Sleeve 1982 Mint
Toni Basil * MICKEY * Original 45rpm with Picture Sleeve 1982 Mint

Toni Basil * MICKEY * Original 45rpm with Picture Sleeve 1982 Mint

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Toni Basil * MICKEY * Original 45rpm with Original Picture Sleeve 1982 Mint Pristine Condition. Chrysalis Records # CHS 2638 . A Side : Mickey , B Side : Thief on the Loose - Vinyl is in Pristine Mint New Condition , has never been played. Original Picture Sleeve is also Pristine Mint New Condition. Toni Basil's recording career began in 1966 with a rare one-off single for A&M Records, the title song from the film Breakaway. Although she appeared three times as musical guest during the first season of Saturday Night Live in 1975–76, it wasn't until 1982 that she released a follow-up, the international smash "Mickey". This song is, in fact, a cover of "Kitty", a 1979 release by UK band Racey, written by British hitmakers Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. "Mickey" itself would be covered in a parody by "Weird Al" Yankovic as "Ricky" (a homage to Lucy and Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy). Furthermore, "Mickey" was actually recorded in 1979, and when her record label wanted to release the song in 1982, Basil was reluctant, believing the song already sounded "dated". But the label persevered, and pop-music history was made.The music video for "Mickey" was one of the most popular of the early MTV videos and helped usher in the new era of music television. In the video, Basil wore a cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School, the school from which she graduated . She has a special fondness for the song today and its enduring popularity. Basil has said on more than one occasion that she would gladly put on the cheerleader uniform she wore in the video again if she was asked to. In 2003 VH1 ranked "Mickey" Number 5 on its list of the 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders. It is also the school fight song for John W Hallahan All Girls Catholic High School. Rare Original 45rpm , both the vinyl and picture sleeve are in Pristine Brand New Condition. Rare Toni Basil / 1980s Collectible , as well as a part of pop music history. Email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.
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