Category Archives: Remember That Song?

Remember That Song? – 11/14/11

Can you name the artist and song:

It’s not far to never never land
No reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy
Of innocence again


Last Song: “God Bless the U.S.A.” by Lee Greenwood:

I’d thank my luck stars to be livin’ here today,
’cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away

Remember That Song? – 11/10/11

Can you name the artist, song, and complete the lyrics:

I’d thank my lucky stars to be livin’ here today,
’cause the flag still stands for freedom ___ ____ _____ ____ ____ ____


Last Song: “Living in America” by James Brown:

Super highways, coast to coast, easy to get anywhere
On the transcontinental overload, just slide behind the wheel
How does it feel

Remember That Song? – 11/9/11

Can you name the Artist and Song:

Super highways, coast to coast, easy to get anywhere
On the transcontinental overload, just slide behind the wheel
How does it feel


Last Song: “City of New Orleans” by Willie Nelson:

Good morning America how are you? Say don’t you know me?  I’m your native son

Remember That Song? – 11/8/11

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

Good morning America how are you? Say don’t you know me? __ ____ ______ ___


Last Song: “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins:

Out along the edges
Always where I burn to be
The further on the edge
The hotter the intensity

One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1982 – Toni Basil

“Mickey” by Toni Basil


Toni Basil’s choreography work dates back to the ’60s, which includes 1964’s Pajama Party and The Monkees’ 1968 film Head. However, Basil is most known for her smash hit, “Mickey”. The song was written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn as “Kitty“, it was first recorded by the UK group Racey. Basil changed the name from Kitty to Mickey to make the song about a man, and because she was fond of The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz after meeting him on the set of their movie Head.

The song reached number 1 on December 11, 1982 , for one week. Basil proved to be ahead of her time, as “Mickey” was actually recorded in 1980 and the video was conceived, directed, and choreographed by Basil herself for the UK-based label Radial Choice nearly a year before the inception of MTV in 1981.
When the song was released in 1982, it became a staple on MTV. In the video, Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School from which she graduated. During an interview on VH1’s “100 Greatest Songs of The 80’s”, Basil revealed that she still owns the same cheerleader sweater she wore in the video. “Mickey” was 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.

Basil has continued to work in choreography. She has worked with Bette Midler for many years, most recently on her 2008/2009 Las Vegas show The Showgirl Must Go On. She also served as the associate director and choreographer of the worldwide Tina Turner Live: 50th Anniversary Concert Tour in 2008/2009. Her expertise as a choreographer led her to be invited to sit as a guest judge on season four and five of Fox Television’s So You Think You Can Dance.

For us 80s fans, Basil will forever be beloved for her hit, “Mickey”:

Remember That Song? – 11/7/11

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

Out along the edges
Always where I burn to be
The further on the edge
The hotter ___ _________


Last Song: “Never” by Heart

We can’t go on
Just running away
If we stay any longer
We will surely never get away

Remember That Song? – 11/4/11

Name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

We can’t go on
Just running away
If we stay any longer
We will ______ _____ ___ ____


Last Song: “Rebel Yell” by Billy Idol:

What set you free I
need you here by me
Because
In the midnight hour she cried-
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Remember That Song? – 11/3/11

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

What set you free I
need you here by me
Because
In the midnight hour ___ ____ ____, ____, ____


Last Song: “Will You Still Love Me?” by Chicago:

Take me as I am
Put your heart in mine, stay with me forever
‘Cause I am just a man who never understood
I never had a thing to prove

Remember That Song? – 11/2/11

Can you name the artist and song:

Take me as I am
Put your heart in mine, stay with me forever
‘Cause I am just a man who never understood
I never had a thing to prove


Last Song: “Miss You Much” by Janet Jackson:

I’ll tell your mama
I’ll tell your friends
I’ll tell anyone whose heart can comprehend

Remember That Song? – 11/1/11

Which Jackson sang these lyrics, and can you name the song:

I’ll tell your mama
I’ll tell your friends
I’ll tell anyone whose heart can comprehend


Last Song: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson:

You hear the door slam
And realize there’s nowhere left to run