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July 20, 2014

Girls Just Want to Have Fun | Music

It Was the 1980s


Back in the 1980s, there was a fresh new face on the music scene! Cyndi Lauper debuted her solo career with this instant classic!

It was so fun, fresh, and now that the day after I first saw that video I danced down to the record store in the mall and bought the album!


Yes, a vinyl record!


When my mother first heard the song she said “they had to know it would be a hit!”

 "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" was written by Robert Hazard from a male point of view. 


Girls Just Want To Have Fun


Cyndi changed the lyrics a little (with Hazard’s permission) and turned it into a cheerful feminist anthem about female independence and living her life by her rules!


I became a Cyndi fan immediately! I still am.


Here is the original video!

Ah, the 80s. The last fun decade.


That’s Cyndi’s real-life mom playing, well, her Mom, and wrestler Captain Lou Albano playing her Dad, and singer Steve Forbert playing her boyfriend at the end. 


That ending scene has a Marx Brothers like twist, right?


It’s such a fun video and great song! Nothing better than that!

Cyndi had several other hits on her debut album and won the Best New Artist Grammy.

There is a great article on this song at The Atlantic.


The "Time After Time" Video Was Filmed In New Jersey 

The biggest hit was the follow up, "Time After Time", a song that Cyndi co-wrote. This song went to number one for two weeks! 


The video, of course, included many members of Cyndi's family and her friends.


The video was shot mostly in New Jersey: Roxbury Township (the now defunct Tom's Diner), Wharton (outside shots), and the train station in Morristown (got to get those Jersey plugs in!) 

Cyndi is still going strong! 


She won a Tony Award last year for her musical score to “Kinky Boots”! 


Check out my musical post on New Jersey's Got Talent!

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun | Music

July 20, 2014