“Mickey” was a 1982 U.S. New wave song recorded by singer and choreographer Toni Basil. Written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn as “Kitty”, it was first recorded by UK popular music group Racey during 1979.
The single scored number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week and number two in the UK singles chart. The song was Basil’s only top 40 success, making her a “one-hit wonder”. It is 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 #7 on VH1’s 100 greatest songs of the 80’s. It has also appeared on countless Greatest or Best lists and countdowns.