Cyndi Lauper burst onto the scene in 1983 with her debut, [She’s So Unusual], an album that helped define her as a colorful, independent spirit in the already colorful New Wave era. A hit-making force to be reckoned with, Lauper made history as the first female artist to have four singles — “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “All Through the Night” and “She Bop” — from a debut album reach the Top 5.
Thirty years later, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” still reigns supreme as the anthem for the next generation of young women finding themselves. Now 60, Lauper captivates on Broadway after composing the music and lyrics for the award-winning musical Kinky Boots. So, who better to give us an exclusive ’80s playlist than Cyndi herself? The iconic singer offers choice cuts from the decade with hits from Killing Joke, Martha and the Muffins, U2 and more.
Hit play and let Cyndi take you back through time (… after time). — Linda Ryan