Toni Basil

Genre 80s, new wave, pop, female vocalists, oldies

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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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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Top Tracks

Mickey 1

Mickey

Hey Mickey 2

Hey Mickey

Mickey [December 1982] 3

Mickey [December 1982]

I'm 28 4

I'm 28

Mickey (Spanish Version) 5

Mickey (Spanish Version)

Over My Head 6

Over My Head

Nobody 7

Nobody

Be Stiff 8

Be Stiff

Mickey - Spanish Version 9

Mickey - Spanish Version

Time After Time 10

Time After Time

Top Albums

Best of Toni Basil: Mickey & Other Love Songs
Best of Toni Basil: Mickey & Other Love Songs
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Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth
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Mickey: The Very Best of Toni Basil
Mickey: The Very Best of Toni Basil
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