Song of the Day, August 18: Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have FunToday’s song is Girls Just Want to Have Fun, the track that launched Cyndi Lauper’s distinctive career. After a series of false starts and a stint in the band Blue Angel, Lauper finally found her groove with the delightful album She’s So Unusual. That title is emblematic of her approach, as she carved out a unique, diverse, unapologetic musical path throughout the 80s. Although she didn’t write this song — it was penned by Robert Hazard — it was perfectly chosen to announce her arrival. From the opening synth riff to the energetic choruses, it’s a joyous romp of independence and determination.

Enjoy this delightful song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

One Response to Song of the Day, August 18: Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

  1. Jackie Marquardt says:

    Gretchen and I sang along with this song very loudly, a lot!

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