Label: Sony Music - none • Format: CDr Compilation, Promo • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Synth-pop
She has a sister Elen and a brother Frank. At the age of 12, she learned how to play the guitar and started writing her own lyrics. She soon dropped out of high school and traveled to Canada, then returned to New York at a later time. Indue to damage to her vocal cords, Lauper took a year off and trained with a vocal coach. After Lauper got her voice back she returned in and performed her own material with her band, Blue Angel.
Inthey released a self-titled album on Polydor Records. Despite critical acclaim, the album sold poorly or "went lead," as Lauper saysand the band split soon afterwards. Lauper filed for bankruptcy and started working in retail stores such as at the New York high-end thrift store "Screaming Mimi's" to make ends meet, but continued to sing cover songs. Although New York City music critics who saw her perform with Blue Angel thought Lauper had star potentialshe had a wide singing range, perfect pitch, and a vocal style all her ownshe still had not achieved the stardom.
Then inwhile singing in a local New York bar, Lauper met David Wolff, who took over as her manager and got her signed with Portrait Records, a subsidiary of Columbia Records. On De Staking Van De Dichters - Lenny Kuhr - De Troubadour 14,She's So Unusual was released, which became a worldwide hit and made Lauper a household name.
The album was a mixture of teen-friendly pop-rock, synthesized dance music, punk-edged vocals and a mainstream New Wave sound. The album's lead single was "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", which quickly established itself as a female anthem, and its accompanying video proved very popular on MTV.
At the time, Lauper became very popular with teenagers and critics, in part due to her hybrid punk image. She spent touring and promoting She's So Unusual. By the end of the year, she was the first female to have four consecutive Billboard Hot top-five hits from one album, that sold 15 million copies worldwide.
The said album stayed The Commons - Kostis Kilymis - A Void the top 40 charts for more than 65wks. She became the first singer to ever have a 12 inch record. She later described the period as fun, but it became an increasing distraction to her musical ambitions. She largely stopped her WWF appearances after Lauper released her second album True Colors on September 15, It reached number four on the Billboard For this album, she increased her involvement both in production and songwriting.
Although the album was not as commercially successful as its predecessor, it contained three high-charting singles, including the title track which become her I Wanna Have Some Fun - Samantha Fox - Greatest Hits platinum number-one hit"Change of Heart" 3 and a cover of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" 12 and Boy Blue. She also sang the theme song for the series "Pee-wee's Playhouse" the same year, though I Wanna Have Some Fun - Samantha Fox - Greatest Hits was credited as "Ellen Shaw.
The album sold nearly 12 million copies. At the beginning ofLauper traveled to the former Soviet Union I Wanna Have Some Fun - Samantha Fox - Greatest Hits part of a project to collaborate with Russian songwriters, her trip resulted in the song "Cold Sky",a duet with Russian superstar Igor Nikolaev which appeared on the album Music Speaks Louder Than Words.
She also made her film debut in the quirky comedy Vibes, alongside Jeff Goldblum and Peter Falk, as a psychic in search for a city of gold in South America. The film was poorly received by critics and commercially flopped. At the same time she co-written the song Paper Heart a song about drug addiction with Go-go's alumna Jane Weidlin which appered on her cd. A Night to Remember, her third album, was released on May 23, Though critically well-received, it was not a commercial success as her previous albums.
The album spawned only one hit, "I Drove All Night", originally penned for Roy Orbison, although his version was not released untilthree years after Lauper's version and four years after his death. She also wrote and produced most of the album.
The same year, quebecer pop star Mitsou covered "Heading West" co-written by Lauper on her EP single of the same title. Unconditional love was recorded by ex-Bangles vocalist Sussana Hoffs.
InLauper contributed two tracks to the European film "Tycoon". It was quoted that Tim Rice and Luc Plamandon would only work on the said song if Cyndi would record it.
Neither the film nor the songs were released in the U. Lauper continued to act, playing Michael J. Fox's ditzy secretary in 's Life with Mikey, which also starred Nathan Lane. In June of that year, around the same time her movie came out, she released her critically acclaimed fourth album Hat Full of Stars.
Despite the critical accolades, however, sales were poor just 2 million copies. She recorded Boys will be Boys with the Hooters. Another duet Private Emotion was dedicated by the band to her at the time. Twelve Deadly Cyns The album was released under a number of different titles, packaging and track listings around the world.
Twelve Deadly Cyns sold over 6 million copies worldwide and she began a world tour to promote the album. The song remixes includes special appearances by Snow and Patra.
Her fifth album, Sisters of Avalon released in Japan in and everywhere else in brought her moderate success, but only sold 1 million copies worldwide.
The album was quickly embraced by the gay community for its dance and club stylings. The topical themes of the album also contributed to its "pink" appeal. Lauper began performing as a featured artist at gay pride events around the world.
She also served as the opening act for Tina Turner's summer tour. The song Searchin was used in one of Baywatch's episodes.
Lauper churned out her last album for Epic in late Inshe co-headlined a tour alongside Cher's Do You Believe?
Tour, and contributed a cover version of The Trammps's classic "Disco Inferno" to the soundtrack of the film A Night at the Roxbury, the remixed version became a club hit and received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording.
She Right Away - Head Over Heels - Head Over Heels garnered critical plaudits for her roles in several independent films including The Opportunists with Christopher Walken. She was also nominated in the best supporting actress category for the said role.
Just weeks before the album's scheduled release on September 11,her label, Edel America Records, folded, and the tracks were leaked to the public. Although a five song EP of the same name was made available through her website and at Tower Records, the full-length album concept was scrapped.
In Marchthe full length Shine album was finally released, though exclusively in Japan. Under new contract with Sony Music, Lauper released The Body Acoustic, an album that featured acoustic reinterpretations of tracks from her back catalog. Two new tracks were also written and recorded, one of which "Above the Clouds". The tour, sponsored by Logo, the MTV Networks channel targeting gay audiences, provided information to fans who attend, as well as purple wristbands with the slogan "Erase Hate" from The Matthew Shepard Foundation.
A dollar from every ticket sold was earmarked for the Human Rights Campaign, which advocates equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. She plans to record an album of all-new original material, entitled "Savoir Faire," that she says will be released some time in the summer of She has described it as a mainly dance album with good rhythm.
She has performed some of the songs at her concerts. Cyndi will preview her new single "High and Mighty" this september at an event to be held on the Spanish island of Ibiza. To download midi click on title. DO NOT directly link to this file. I come home in the morning light My mother says when you gonna live your life right Oh mother dear we're not the fortunate ones And girls they want to have fun Oh girls just want to have fun The phone rings in the middle of the night My father yells what you gonna do with your life Oh daddy dear you know you're still number one But girls they want to have fun Oh I Wanna Have Some Fun - Samantha Fox - Greatest Hits just want I Wanna Have Some Fun - Samantha Fox - Greatest Hits have-- That's all they really want Some fun When the working day is done Girls-- they want to have fun Oh girls just want to have fun Some boys take a beautiful girl And hide her away from the rest of the world I want to be the one to walk in the sun Oh girls I Wanna Have Some Fun - Samantha Fox - Greatest Hits want to have fun Oh girls just want to have That's all they really want Some fun When the working day is done Girls--they want to have fun Oh girls just want to have fun, They want to have fun, They want to have fun Visit the Official Website of Cyndi Lauper.
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