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Remember “Mickey” Singer Toni Basil? Now 72, Her Dancing Will Blow Your Mind.


Is 72 the new 24? Judging by this footage of ’80s icon Toni Basil cutting a rug, the answer is demonstrably yes. Possibly even “yasss.”

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Best known for her manic 1982 anthem “Mickey,” Basil went on to become a hugely successful choreographer, helming the fancy footwork for Tina Turner’s last tour, Bette Midler’s Vegas spectacular, and various routines in films like Legally Blonde and My Best Friend’s Wedding. 

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Clearly she hasn’t lost an ounce of the ferocity demonstrated on that bouncy “Mickey” vid on endless rotation in the early days of MTV.

Let’s compare and contrast, shall we?