Readers' Poll: The 10 Worst Songs of the 1980sSelections include 'Don't Worry, Be Happy,' 'Lady In Red' and 'The Final Countdown'
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8. Toni Basil - 'Mickey'
You people may have a point with this one. It is pretty annoying, but maybe Toni Basil deserves to be graded on a curve. Before this song came out she was primarily a choreographer and dancer. She was a really great one, working with David Bowie, Tina Turner and many others. In 1982 she took the song "Kitty" by British band Racey and remade it as "Mickey." The "you're so fine" chant was Basil's innovation though. She was a cheerleader back in high school, so Basil made the super low-budget video cheerleader themed. MTV didn't have many videos back in 1982, so they played it all the time.