10 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Blending girl-group moxie and New Wave jitters into carefree anthems and openhearted balladry, Cyndi Lauper’s solo debut showcases her irrepressible spirit and versatile voice. The rallying cry “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and the winking “She Bop” give Lauper room to vamp and whoop over pulsing synths and agitated guitars. But the album’s love songs—the weary lament “Time After Time,” the glittering “All Through the Night,” the wistful take on Prince’s “When You Were Mine”—reveal the heart beating at its center.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Blending girl-group moxie and New Wave jitters into carefree anthems and openhearted balladry, Cyndi Lauper’s solo debut showcases her irrepressible spirit and versatile voice. The rallying cry “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and the winking “She Bop” give Lauper room to vamp and whoop over pulsing synths and agitated guitars. But the album’s love songs—the weary lament “Time After Time,” the glittering “All Through the Night,” the wistful take on Prince’s “When You Were Mine”—reveal the heart beating at its center.

TITLE TIME

More By Cyndi Lauper

You May Also Like