Cyndi Lauper was the unsung Madonna of the 80s. She had it all: the look, the quirkiness, the voice and she was born to be adored by teenage girls. And for a while, she was. Cyndi was more thoughtful than Madonna, there was never the naked ambition with her, she really did just want to have fun.
For me, Cyndi's masterpiece is Time After Time and I can't believe I've not mentioned it before. It's such a beautiful song. It was a huge hit in the summer of 1984 and I can clearly remember walking along the beach at Frinton-on-sea hearing it all summer long. I love it and she sings it beautifully.
It would be remiss of me not to mention Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. This is such a feel-good song with a top video that I never tire of. She is adorable in this and I love everything she wears.
I really like this version too.
I also love True Colors. She really did have a unique voice and much as I love Madonna, Cyndi emoted much better.
Let's make it a Cyndi weekend!