I can’t type fast enough ~ to tell you all that I scored an unopened plastic covered She’s So Unusual ~Cyndi Laurper album!! Actually my love found it at a thrift store in Victoria (the WIN ~ Womyn in Need), while I was scoring pottery from Haida Gwaii in another section of the store (post to follow on my other blog). So stoked to rip open the plastic. For a second I considered not and “collecting” it but that’s not what my record adventure is all about. I cranked it really loud when we got home from our holiday, as I unpacked. Every song is a hit. Every song is a series of only the fondest memories of my pre-highschool era. This was one of the first albums I owned. I wonder where it ever went. 80’s, I loved you.
So…. it’s a hits, a diva, dance, it’s not only IN my Top 30 records of 2012, it may in fact BE the top album cover art !!
turn up your volume and dance like no one is watching…
What are your Cyndi Lauper memories?
The Goonies movie? Highschool dances? There were so few good red headed role models for me, growing up. She topped the list.
Not THE best video but with 11 million 1/2 views, I had to add this one..
She’s So Unusual is the debut studio album by American pop singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper. Released in 1983 by Portrait Records, the album catapulted Lauper to stardom with such hits as “Girls Just Want to Have Fun“, “Time After Time“, “She Bop“, “All Through the Night“, and “Money Changes Everything“. All five singles reached the top thirty of the Billboard Hot 100, with first four singles of them becoming Top 5 hits. Lauper thus became the first female singer to have four top five singles on the Hot 100 from one album . Upon its release, the album received generally positive reviews from music critics. The album earned Lauper several awards and accolades, including twoGrammy Awards at the 27th Grammy Awards, one of which was for Best New Artist. She’s So Unusual peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 chart and stayed in the chart’s top forty for sixty-five weeks. It has sold over 6 million copies in the United States and 16 million copies worldwide. This makes it Lauper’s best-selling album to date and one of the best-selling albums of the 1980s decade.
- See Cyndi Lauper’s Beauty Evolution (bellasugar.com)
- Cyndi Lauper Memoir Coming This Autumn (lezgetreal.com)
- Cyndi Lauper To Be Honored For LGBT Advocacy (perezhilton.com)