Sometimes its fun to look back at the early days of MTV and see which of the stars survived and which haven’t. Depending on who you ask, you might get a different answer as to whether Cyndi Lauper “survived” or not.
In the early 80’s it is forgotten just how big Cyndi Lauper was. She rivaled Madonna for the title of the biggest female star in the world. Her debut album; She’s So Unusual was a clever blend of Pop, Post Punk and New Wave. Her look was unique as was her voice. When she sang how girls just wanted to have fun, millions of girls wanted to have fun with her. Lauper never did achieve that level of success again, but she has enjoyed a career renaissance of late which has gained her new respect within the music community. It isn’t probable that she will enter the Hall, but it is not a complete impossibility either.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
U.S.A. (Queens, NY)
Why She Will Get In:
Her recent success brings her new fans and recognition.
Why She Won’t Get In:
There is a belief that her music was not serious enough to warrant induction.
She’s So Unusual (1983)
True Colors (1986)
A Night to Remember (1989)
The Body Acoustic (2005)
Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (From She’s So Unusual, 1983)
She Bop (From She’s So Unusual, 1983)
Time After Time (From She’s So Unusual, 1983)
True Colors (From True Colors, 1986)
I Drove All Night (From A Night to Remember, 1989)