Cover vs. Original


It was this song that launched Toni Basil into stardom,and the video which she choreographed herself made it even more famous. I have managed to listen to a small clip of Racey's original version,which is called "Kitty", but it sounds exactly the same Toni Basil's more famous cover,and the fact that their version sings about a girl,and Toni Basil's version sings about a boy, hence the title change "Kitty-Mickey"

- Bryan Tremblay, Santa Barbara, United States, 19.04.2007

Toni Basil



CD-Cover: Toni Basil - The Best of Toni Basil: Mickey & Other Love So 41.6 % 58.4 % CD-Cover: Racey - Best of Racey
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
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Toni Basil 361 Votes Racey

Comments about Kitty/Mickey:

I like the original version performed by Racey. It's agreat song!
- Juan José Gorostiaga, La Paz, Other - South America, 16.02.2011
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- vince vaughn, vince vaughn, United States, 03.11.2010
RACEY's version sounds much better than the one by Toni Basil.
A 27-track remastered 2-CD album set of RACEY is to be released on May 18, 2009 in the UK (7t's/Cherry Red).
It features the hit singles 'Lay Your Love On Me', 'Some Girls', 'Boy Oh Boy', 'Runaround Sue', 'Such A Night', 'Rest Of My Life', "Shame" and 'Kitty'.
I can't wait to get this great compilation of RACEY.
- Cedric, Paris, France, 21.04.2009
I have the original Racey album Smash and Grab, its a fantastic Fun album and a great Mood Lifter. I always thought Mickey was lame and such a rip off and wondered why no one ever mentioned the original Racey song Kitty. Its so good to know that there are other people with great taste for good music. A good song never dies, too bad they never got the credit they deserve as there are so many good songs on the album. Long live Racey!!!! Jules from Melbourne Australia
- Julie, Melbourne, Australia, 20.07.2008
If you vist the website ( you can hear Racey's original version "Kitty" in low-fi on the Racey feature page. Just follow 70-80's groups and look under groups listing or follow Groups and go to page 15.

Until the other day I thought Toni Basil's version was the original, so I was very pleased to be able to listen to the song here and will go out and buy the album "The Best of Racey" it is featured with a lot of other good "Racey" music including the hit "Some Girls"

Mrs B
- Mrs B, Newcastle, Australia, 18.05.2008
I would so love to hear the original. It was written by Mike Chapman, awesome producer of The Sweet, Blondie, The Knack, and many others.
- Vanessa, SF, United States, 25.07.2007
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