For the year 1981, I picked Toni Basil’s song “Mickey” (also known as “Hey, Mickey). Yesterday I wrote about “Once in a Lifetime” by The Talking Heads, and the video for that song had been done by choreographer, actress, and singer extraordinaire, Toni Basil. That song was released in 1980, so here we are, in 1981, with the song Mickey, whose video is also choreographed by Toni Basil, I mean the two videos for this song were both choreographed by her. This woman’s career is extraordinary, in her Youtube channel you can see choreographies from the 60s onwards, including Viva Las Vegas, Head, Pajama Party, Legally Blond, and so many others, she was also an actress and was in Easy Rider, she is still working, and more recently she worked in Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood!

Regarding this particular song, it was written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, but originally it was named Kitty. The song Kitty was originally released in 1979 by the band Racey. Toni changed it around from Kitty to Mickey. Here is the original version:

Toni’s version has two videos, one with Toni with a band and one that is a cheerleader choreography:

Oh Mickey, you’re so fine
You’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey
Hey Mickey

Oh Mickey, you’re so fine
You’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey
Hey Mickey

Oh Mickey, you’re so fine
You’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey
Hey Mickey

Oh Mickey, you’re so fine
You’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey

Hey Mickey
You’ve been around all night and that’s a little long
You think you’ve got the right but I think you’ve got it wrong
Why can’t you say goodnight so you can take me home, Mickey?

’Cause when you say you will, it always means you won’t
You’re givin’ me the chills, baby, please baby don’t
Every night you still leave me all alone, Mickey

Oh Mickey, what a pity you don’t understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Mickey, you’re so pretty, can’t you understand??
It’s guys like you Mickey
Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don’t break my heart, Mickey

Hey Mickey
Now when you take me by the hooves everyone’s gonna know
Every time you move I let a little more show
There’s somethin’ we can use, so don’t say no, Mickey

So come on and give it to me any way you can
Any way you wanna do it, I’ll take it like a man
Oh please, baby, please, don’t leave me in a jam, Mickey

Oh Mickey, what a pity you don’t understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Mickey, you’re so pretty, can’t you understand?
It’s guys like you Mickey
Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don’t break my heart, Mickey

Oh Mickey, you’re so fine
You’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey
Hey Mickey

Oh Mickey, you’re so fine
You’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey
Hey Mickey

Oh Mickey, you’re so fine
You’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey
Hey Mickey

Oh Mickey, you’re so fine
You’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey

Oh Mickey, what a pity you don’t understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Mickey, you’re so pretty, can’t you understand?
It’s guys like you Mickey
Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don’t break my heart, Mickey

Oh Mickey, what a pity you don’t understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Mickey, you’re so pretty, can’t you understand?
It’s guys like you Mickey
Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don’t break my heart, Mickey

Oh Mickey, what a pity you don’t understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Mickey, you’re so pretty, can’t you understand?
It’s guys like you Mickey
Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don’t break my heart, Mickey

Oh Mickey, what a pity you don’t understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Mickey, you’re so pretty, can’t you understand?
It’s guys like you Mickey