From Girls Just Wanna Have Fun to Kinky Boots!
For a female pop singer, Cyndi Lauper was relatively old having just turned 30 when she released her debut album in 1983.
Clearly not put together in a hurry, it was a worldwide success. With four top 5 singles, Cyndi broke a record as this was a first for a female debut artist.
This album, She’s So Unusual, had two legendary tunes on it, still played on the radio and by bands decades later in Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Time After Time, the latter her composition.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun had been released four years earlier by Robert Hazard but it’s Cyndi’s version we all know, even though another thirty artists have tried their luck as well with this female anthem.
Following the enormous success with the debut, her next release would be The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough for the classic kid’s film The Goonies in 1985.
The following year, she released the follow-up album, True Colors, with the lead single being another classic Cyndi Lauper smash hit.
Her third album, A Night To Remember (not to be confused with the Shalamar hit) had one more hit on it in I Drove All Night, which was written by two songwriters who had given it to Roy Orbison. Due to complications, Cyndi released her version first and had another hit.
In total, Cyndi recorded 11 studio albums, but only the first three had worldwide hits.
In 2003 she released a jazz album called At Last, apart from the legendary title track she also sang My Baby Just Cares For Me, Walk On By, Unchained Melody, and You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me, an old Smokey Robinson tune.
Her next big success came in 2012 when she debuted a musical in Chicago called Kinky Boots. Set in England with a story about a shoe factory that starts designing sexy boots for drag queens to survive.
The musical is based on the 2005 film bearing the same name.
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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun chords
You can learn how to play Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.
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