Todays song of the day is Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper. I know, you are thinking Cyndi Lauper? I am not a fan myself, but my 7 year old daughter is and I am also a child of the 80’s. This shows you the staying power of this song that was released in late 1983. It was the first hit for Cyndi Lauper. It reached number 2 on the Billboard charts. But did you know that this was a cover? The song was written, and recorded by Robert Hazard in 1979, 4 years before Cyndi Laupers version.
The original song was written from a male’s perspective, but Cyndi Lauper changed the lyrics, to make it from a female perspective.
The video for the Cyndi Laupers version of the song also stared her real mother (playing her mother) and Louis Vincent "Captain Lou" Albano as her father. Louis Vincent "Captain Lou" Albano was a famous wrestler at the time, but I personally remember him from the stupid rubber bands he would wear in his check, and from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
This is why todays song of the day goes to Cyndi Laupes version of Girls just want to have fun.