Was Micky Dolenz of The Monkees the one that was really blowing Toni Basil’s mind?
For years, it had been rumored that the name was changed to Mickey because Basil was fond of The Monkees’ drummer and lead vocalist Micky Dolenz after meeting him on the set of their movie Head for which she was the choreographer; however, this claim has been denied by Basil, who said she didn’t know Dolenz that well.
The single scored number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for one week and number two in the UK Singles Chart. The song was Basil’s only Top 40 success. It was 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 #57 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s. It has also appeared on multiple greatest or best lists and countdowns.
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