Song of the Day, August 18: Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
August 18, 2014 1 Comment
Today’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.