Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” is a 1980s feminist pop anthem accompanied by a Grammy-winning music video. The music video was directed by Edd Griles. The original is by Robert Hazard who wrote the song and the cover we are going to use is Cyndi Lauper’s. If you’re into that genre of music, you’ll enjoy it. In 2013, the song was remixed by Yolanda Be Cool, taken from the 30th anniversary reissue of She's So Unusual. [19], In Sweden, the song entered at No. It also reached No. Hearing the song from a male perspective is kind of weird though. The Cover, we are going to cover the classic 80’s pop song, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”. And then in 1985, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” featured in a film of the same name, starring unknown actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt and Shannen Doherty. 5 on April 3, 1984, charting for six weeks. [15] In Ireland, the song entered the chart on January 29, 1984. Designed by myThem.es. 13 on March 6, 1984 and peaked at No. It is better known as a single by American singer Cyndi Lauper, whose version was released in 1983. In the video, Lauper wanted to show in a more fun and light-hearted manner that girls want the same equality and recognition boys had in society.[8]. I know, you thought that was her original song, didn’t you? *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone. The video clip was directed by Edd Griles, and the cast included Dan Ackroyd, professional wrestling manager “Captain” Lou Albano, and Lauper’s real-life mother Catrine, who had no acting experience, although her performance in the clip is wonderful. It is the year that certain issues and representations began to gain saliency and the textual strategies of female address began to coalesce." It ultimately peaked at No. The guitar plays a familiar riff, but it’s super jangly. This version ain’t pop. "Right Track Wrong Train" – 4:40 (C. Lauper, E. Greenwich, J. Kent), A. The bright, outrageous, thrift shop clothes she wore in the music video set fashion trends for the early-mid 80s. With a cheerful, catchy tune, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” conveyed the message that all women want is to have the same opportunities as men. The cast included Dan Aykroyd in character as Beldar Conehead, professional wrestling manager "Captain" Lou Albano in the role of Lauper's father while her real mother, Catrine, played herself. Lauper's version appeared on her 1983 debut solo record, She's So Unusual. Also in the cast were Lauper's manager, David Wolf, her brother, Butch Lauper, fellow musician Steve Forbert, and a bevy of secretaries borrowed from Portrait/CBS, Lauper's record label. Hazard's version was written from a male point of view. Together the two enter a competition to be a new Dance TV regular couple, however Janey's father doesn't approve. [21] In New Zealand, the song debuted at No. [18] In the Netherlands, the song entered the chart at No. The original lyrics to “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” can be found here. 21 on April 1, 1984 and peaked at No. Lauper’s version gained recognition as a feminist anthem and was promoted by a Grammy-winning music video. Hazard’s 1979 version of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” has a decidedly new wave sound to it. 3 on May 1, 1984 which was its peak position.[23]. 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