"Mickey" is 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.
A music video for the song, featuring costuming and choreography inspired by cheerleader dance routines, was played heavily on MTV.
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 '80s. It has also appeared on countless Greatest or Best lists and countdowns.
The UK singer Lolly scored a Top-ten-Hit in the UK singles chart September 1999. Unlike the original, this version is very pop-heavy, and includes influences from that direction. The cover appeared in three lengths: a 3:20 minute version in the album Now That's What I Call Music! 1999 [The Millennium Series], a 3:18 version in the compilation Now That's What I Call Music! 44 (UK series) and the original track in the album My First Album...