Tagged: Toni Basil

Hey, Mickey!

“Hey, Mickey!” by Baby Tate

“Hey, Mickey!” is classified as a cover of “Mickey“, i.e. that earworm which Toni Basil put out in 1982. However, it isn’t truly so, as the verses are totally different, and Baby Tate’s work is more...


“Mickey” by Toni Basil

The lyrics of Toni Basil’s “Mickey” are relatively-simplistic. But at the same time, it’s not really straightforwardly-clear what Toni is getting at specifically. In fact according to Stereogum, when Mickey was first dropped, many listeners were under the impression...

Talking Heads

“Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads

According to David Byrne’s own words, this song (“Once in a Lifetime”) is about how we, as people, tend to “operate half-awake or on autopilot”. Or perhaps a better way of explaining that statement is...