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Encyclopedia > She's So Unusual
She's So Unusual
Album by Cyndi Lauper
Released 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre pop
Label Portrait Records
Producer(s) Rick Chertoff and William Wittman
Professional reviews
Cyndi Lauper chronology
She's So Unusual
(1983)
True Colors
(1986)

She's So Unusual was the debut album by American 1980s icon Cyndi Lauper. The album, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music), catapulted Lauper to stardom with such hits as "Girls Just Want To Have Fun", "She Bop" and "Time after Time". As of 2002 it has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard pop albums chart (US). Cover of the Cyndi Lauper album Shes So Unusual. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... Cyndi Lauper Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is an American pop singer and actress whose melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s, the decade in which she first came to fame. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... For Popular music (music that is popular, rather than of a specific genre or style), see Popular music. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Portrait Records is a sister label of Epic Records. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links Description: Rating stars. ... This article is about the music magazine. ... Image File history File links Description: Rating stars. ... Alternative Press is a music magazine focusing on goth and punk music. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Cyndi Lauper Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is an American pop singer and actress whose melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s, the decade in which she first came to fame. ... True Colors is the second album by 1980s icon and singer Cyndi Lauper, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Cyndi Lauper Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is an American pop singer and actress whose melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s, the decade in which she first came to fame. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... Girls Just Want To Have Fun was the first major single released by singer Cyndi Lauper as a solo artist. ... She Bop was the third commercially released solo single by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... Time after Time was the second commercially released solo single by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


With a series of quirky videos, Lauper dominated MTV for several months. Her bizarre fashion, consisting of multiple layers of thrift store clothing and dozens of accessories, influenced fashion for the last half of the 1980s. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A charity shop (UK), thrift store (US) or op shop (Australia/NZ, from opportunity shop) is a retail establishment operated by a charitable organization for the purpose of fundraising. ... The term fashion applies to a prevailing mode of expression. ...


She's So Unusual received mixed reviews on its release (its sole Grammy was for Janet Perr's Album Package). In recent years, however, the album has been re-appraised by the music media, and songs like "Time after Time" are considered pop classics. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Award for Best Recording Package has been presented since 1974. ...


In 2003, the album was ranked number 494 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The Rolling Stone logo, designed by Rick Griffin. ... The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2003. ...


Track listing

  1. "Money Changes Everything" (Tom Gray) – 5:06
  2. "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" (Robert Hazard) – 3:58
  3. "When You Were Mine" (Prince) – 5:06
  4. "Time after Time" (Richard Hayman, Lauper) – 4:03
  5. "She Bop" (Rick Chertoff, Gary Corbett, Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt) – 3:51
  6. "All Through The Night" (Jules Shear) – 4:33
  7. "Witness" (Lauper, John Turi) – 3:40
  8. "I'll Kiss You" (Lauper, Shear) – 4:12
  9. "He's So Unusual" (Al Lewis, Al Sherman, Abner Silver) – :45
  10. "Yeah Yeah" (H. Huss, Mikael Rickfors) – 3:18
  11. "Money Changes Everything" (Gray) – 4:35 (Live from the Portrait Promotional 12-inch)
  12. "She Bop" (Chertoff, Corbett, Lauper, Lunt) – 5:20 (Live)
  13. "All Through The Night" (Shear) – 4:48 (Live)

Live tracks available only from re-released 2000 version Girls Just Want To Have Fun was the first major single released by singer Cyndi Lauper as a solo artist. ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Time after Time was the second commercially released solo single by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... She Bop was the third commercially released solo single by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... Jules Shear is an American singer and songwriter born in Pittsburgh in 1952. ... John Turi is a U.S. song writer and musician. ...


Personnel

  • Cyndi Lauper - Arranger, Vocals, Vocals (background), Reissue Producer, *Concept, Cover Art Concept
  • Jules Shear - Vocals, Vocals (background)
  • Ellie Greenwich - Vocals, Vocals (background)
  • John Agnello - Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Eric Bazilian - Bass, Guitar, Arranger, Guitar (Bass), Saxophone, *Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Hooter
  • Rick Chertoff - Percussion, Arranger, Producer
  • Krystal Davis - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Rick DiFonzo - Guitar
  • Anton Fig - Percussion, Drums
  • Rob Hyman - Arranger, Keyboards, Vocals (bckgr)
  • John Jansen - Engineer
  • Neil Jason - Bass, Guitar
  • George Marino - Reissue Mastering
  • Rod O'Brien - Engineer
  • Lennie Petze - Producer, Executive Producer, Reissue Producer
  • Maretha Stewart - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Richard Termini - Synthesizer
  • Diane Wilson - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • William Wittman - Guitar, Producer, Engineer, Associate Producer
  • Peter Wood - Synthesizer
  • Dan Beck - Product Manager
  • Amy Linden - Liner Notes
  • Janet Perr - Art Direction, Design, Concept, Cover Art Concept
  • Justin Ware - Hair Stylist

Jules Shear is an American singer and songwriter born in Pittsburgh in 1952. ...

Charts

Album Billboard (North America) An example of a Billboard Magazine. ...

Year Chart Position
1984 The Billboard 200 4 (6 x Platinum)


Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1983 "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" The Billboard Hot 100 2
1984 "Time after Time" The Billboard Hot 100 1
1984 "Time after Time" Adult Contemporary 1
1984 "She Bop" The Billboard Hot 100 3
1984 "All Through the Night" The Billboard Hot 100 5
1985 "Money Changes Everything" The Billboard Hot 100 27

 
 

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