Toni Basil: Over My Head


Format: 12″

Label: Chrysalis

Country: US

Year: 1983

Priced paid: $1

Purchased at: Books and Melodies, Syracuse NY


I dive into the deepest ocean not knowing if I’ll sink or swim…

‘Over My Head’ was the 1st single off of Toni’s second album ‘Toni Basil’ and her third highest charting single, reaching #81 on the US charts. It also came in at an impressive #4 on the US Dance charts.



The sleeve design is simple, but pleasant. It’s layout- both front and back- is very similar to the full-length LP with variations in color, text, and a slight tweaking to the orientation of the front image. Basically they added some orange stripes and called it a day. The Devo-Toni Basil connection will be covered in greater detail in another post, but I will mention that the sleeve concept design was by Gerald Casale, who Basil was in a relationship with at the time.

The B-side is an instrumental version of the song.


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