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Encyclopedia > Girls Just Want To Have Fun (single)
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
Cover of Brazilian 7" vinyl single
Single by Cyndi Lauper
Released 1983
Genre Pop
7" Vinyl Single (Worldwide) 8 min 35 sec
12" Vinyl Single (Worldwide) 18 min 23 sec
Record label Epic Records, Portrait Records or CBS Records
Producer Rick Chertoff
Cyndi Lauper Singles Chronology
"Fade"
(1980)
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
(1983)
"Time After Time"
(1984)

"Girls Just Want To Have Fun" was the first major single released by singer Cyndi Lauper as a solo artist. It gained renown as a feminist anthem and was a world-wide smash hit. ImageMetadata File history File links Girlsjustwanttohavefuncover. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... Cyndi Lauper CD single Stay Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a singer whose melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s, the decade in which she first came to fame. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ... This article contains information that has not been verified. ... The second (symbol: s) is the SI base unit of time. ... This article contains information that has not been verified. ... The second (symbol: s) is the SI base unit of time. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... [[Image:[1]|right|100px]] Epic Records is a record label launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Portrait Records is a sister label of Epic Records. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) is (among many other tasks) primarily responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for mass production and commercial release. ... Fade was an extremely obscure single released promotionally in the Philippines by the band Blue Angel, taken from their 1980 album also called Blue Angel. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time After Time was the second commercially released solo single by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... This page is about the year 1984. ... Cyndi Lauper CD single Stay Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a singer whose melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s, the decade in which she first came to fame. ... Feminism is a social theory and political movement primarily informed and motivated by the experience of women. ...

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Song information

With the inclusion of promotional releases, the single has seen over 38 individual versions of release. The most common was a 7" vinyl single (with varying cover artwork) released in 1983/1984 (depending on the country), with the second most common being a 12" vinyl single (also with varying cover artwork) released in 1983/1984. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is about the year 1984. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is about the year 1984. ...


The song was written by Robert Hazard, who recorded his version of the song in 1979. Lauper changed the lyrics slightly to allow it to be performed by a female and Hazard approved the minor changes. Her version appeared on her 1983 record She's So Unusual. It is a synthesizer backed feminist anthem about the roles of women in society and is considered by many to be a classic of the era. It was accompanied by a quirky video which went into heavy rotation on MTV that featured Lauper leading a line of women through city streets a'la The Pied Piper of Hamelin, eventually ending up at a giant party. Lauper's mother Catrine appears in the video as Cyndi's mom, and pro wrestling manager Captain Lou Albano portrays Cyndi's dad. This page refers to the year 1979. ... Shes So Unusual was the debut album by American 1980s icon Cyndi Lauper. ... A classic FM synthesizer, the Yamaha DX7. ... Feminism is a social theory and political movement primarily informed and motivated by the experience of women. ... MTV (abbreviation for Music Television) is a cable television network which was originally devoted to music videos, especially popular rock music. ... The oldest picture of Pied Piper copied from the glass window of Marktkirche in Goslar The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a folk tale, among others written down by the Brothers Grimm. ... -1...


The song reached the top 10 in fifteen different countries: #2 in United States, Australia, Canada, Chile. Israel, Japan, New Zealand and Norway; # 2 in the United Kingdom; #3 in Austria, the Netherlands, Italy and South Africa; and #6 in Germany and Switzerland. It has been covered on either an album or in live concert by over 30 other artists including but not limited to Pearl Jam, John Mayer, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Cybill Shepherd, Dandy Warhols and Cam'ron. Pearl Jam is a Seattle-based rock band, who are considered to be one of the most popular and influential artists of the 1990s. ... John Mayer may refer to several people: John Mayer, a singer-songwriter John A. Mayer, a psychologist This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Alfred Matthew Weird Al Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is a Grammy award winning American musician, satirist, parodist, accordionist, and television producer. ... Alvin and the Chipmunks, left to right: Theodore, Simon, and Alvin. ... Cybill Lynne Shepherd (born February 18, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American actress. ... The Dandy Warhols is a psychedelic power pop band formed in Portland, Oregon by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (born Taylor) (vocals, guitar), Zia McCabe (keyboard), Peter Leow (born Holmstrom) (guitar), and Eric Hedford (drums). ... Cameron Giles (born February 4, 1976), better known as Camron or Killa Cam, is a popular African-American rapper from Harlem, New York. ...


Among the variety of releases of the single include an Austrian birthday card with a 3" CD of the song included inside. The song has been heavily distributed in karaoke version as well. Lauper would later go on to completely re-work the song in 1994 resulting in the new hit Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun). The song was remade by Lauper yet again in 2005 on her "The Body Acoustic" album. A greeting card is an illustrated, folded card usually featuring a message of greeting or other sentiment. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


7" vinyl track listing

Length: 8 min 35 sec
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Track Title Length Lyrics Audio clips
01 "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" 03:55 link -
02 "Right Track Wrong Train" 04:40 link -

Credits

  1. Lyrics: Robert Hazard. Production: Rick Chertoff.
  2. Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper, Ellie Greenwich, Jeffrey B. Kent. Production: Rick Chertoff

Released with various sleeves in Austria (1983), Brazil (1983), Canada (1983), France (1983), Germany (1983), Holland (1983), Italy (1984), Japan (1984), South Africa (1984), Spain (1983), United Kingdom (1983), United States (1983) and Zimbabwe (1984).


12" vinyl track listing

Length: 18 min 23 sec
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Track Title Length Lyrics Audio clips
01 "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" [Extended Version] 06:08 link -
02 "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" [Fun With V. Knutson Instrumental] 07:10 link -
03 "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" (Xtra Fun)/(Extra Fun) 05:05 link -

Credits

  1. Lyrics: Robert Hazard. Production: Rick Chertoff.
  2. Lyrics: Robert Hazard. Production: Rick Chertoff. Mix: V. Knutson.
  3. Lyrics: Robert Hazard. Production: Rick Chertoff.

Released with various sleeves in Austrailia (1983), Holland (1984), Japan (1984), Spain (1984), and the United States (1984).


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