Toni Basil Songs Ranked

Antonia Christina Basilotta (born September 22, 1943), better known by her stage name Toni Basil, is an American singer, actress, choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker, best known for her multi-million-selling worldwide 1981/2 smash hit “Mickey,” which topped the charts in the US, Canada, and Australia and hit the top ten in several other countries. She has collaborated with David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Talking Heads (choreographing and co-directing the acclaimed video for “Once in a Lifetime”), the Monkees, Frank Sinatra, George Lucas, Quentin Tarantino, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Bette Midler, and The Muppets. Here are all of Toni Basil’s songs ranked.

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8. Be Stiff (Word of Mouth, 1981)

“A perfect example of how Basil can take a work of art like Devo’s song and do some wonderful choreography to it. Beautiful. Toni Basil is not a traditional pop singer despite her hit “Mickey.” She is more of an all-around performer who is amazing at dancing, choreographing, and singing.”

7. Little Red Book (Word of Mouth, 1981)

“This is some serious choreography, crazy perfect ballet mash-in. Toni Basil is a freaking genius. Could you imagine her as a dance partner, or teacher? She’d be awesome!”

6. Shopping A to Z (Word of Mouth, 1981)

“Tony Basil real legend of the dance world since 1960s!!! Glad to see her always active promoting street dance!!! Love to her for that. Lockin, Poppin, wackin, punkin, bboyin etc… Tony put a lot of people on props to her for that kerping street dance alive through music, video, film, stage, and theater!”

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5. Thief on the Loose (Word of Mouth, 1981)

“Her videos are so great because she has fun while doing them most likely.She’s someone the so called artists of this generation could take a lesson from.”

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4. Street Beat (Toni Basil, 1983)

“What an amazing accomplished woman this is! She was never recognized For her talent and revolutionizing the hip hop world mixed with dance. She is the original step up girl!! Hat’s off to you Toni!!!”

3. Space Girls (Word of Mouth, 1981)

“Here we have one of the most overlooked albums in not only new wave but in the 80’s in general; dubbed the ultimate one hit wonder Toni Basil is in the Smithsonian for crying out loud because “Mickey” was such a huge hit and then there was nothing else from this super duper choreographer gone new wave pop princess.”

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2. You Gotta Problem (Word of Mouth, 1981)

“This was one of my all time favorite performances from Toni Basil, the mix of dance styles and the invention in costumes were a delight. It brings back the 80s for me watching this.”

1. Mickey (Word of Mouth, 1981)

“Without a doubt, my number one favorite song by the lovely miss Toni Basil. I always enjoyed watching this same music video to it on tv mostly on VH1 back then when they would air blocks of nothing but 80’s music videos. Toni still had the best cheerleader outfit of all. Such pretty colors too.”