(Getty) Toni Basil was something of an unlikely popstar when she hit it huge with her song "Mickey" in 1982. Though Basil had been recording songs since the mid-1960s, she was better known for her dancing and choreography when she took over the airwaves, knocking Lionel Richie's "Truly" off the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. "Mickey" was a New Wave cover of a 1979 song, "Kitty," by UK band Racey. The original version was nowhere near as spunky as Basil's, however, especially after she...Read Full Story
Toni Basil is guest judging on So You Think You Can Dance, the hit show that questions your ability to dance.She's just been judging up a storm, and letting people know whether than can indeed dance, or if they cannot, in fact, dance.From an article at thaindian.com: The second episode of the much-talked about dance reality show, “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 5 will have Toni Basil as the guest judge besides Nigel Lythegoe and Mary Murphy who are the regular judges. Toni Basil who is...Read Full Story
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