What was up with Toni Basil's weird cheerleader/drum major aesthetic?
Even without playing it, that "Mickey" song is in my head. Curse you Toni Basil!!!
Toni was a cheerleader in high school so she did that entire video like that..
Shawn! Thank you so much for finding that beat from H&O! As an H&O superfan I was so impressed that someone took a deep cut such as "Africa" to show the drum beat DNA for that decade! "Footloose" is even in the same tempo! With Loggins and H&O being of the same "pop" genre, I wonder if Loggins did indeed hear that song and moved forward with it? It's a fairly simple beat, but so wild that it's basically the same! Thanks again!
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