Cyndi Lauper announced today that she'll be going on tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her first album, She's So Unusual. The tour, which will go by the same name, kicks off in San Diego, CA, and wraps up in Mashantucket, CT. The 23-date tour begins in June and ends in July.
According to USA Today, Cyndi Lauper will be performing her debut album in its entirety — that includes songs like "She Bop," "Time After Time," and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." I'm not saying I helped influence her decision, but she was probably so moved by my post last week celebrating three of her greatest songs that she was all, "Man, I should tour again."
Not only did Beyonce release a great promo video today, but Kinky Boots opens on Broadway. I'm so stoked because CYNDI! LAUPER! Kinky Boots was originally a 2005 UK film, based on a true story about a struggling shoemaker and his drag queen business partner. But the onstage, musical version features lyrics/music by the one-and-only Cyndi Lauper. In honor of her Broadway debut, here are my picks for top three Cyndi Lauper songs of all time.
#3 True Colors
Listen to the opening notes and it's already obvious that this ballad comes straight out of the 1980s. If that isn't a dead giveaway, then the video is, especially if you skip straight to 2:18 and check out the male love interest whose hair is longer than Cyndi's. The video has drama (sooo much drama) and glitter and neon and jean jackets and a skirt made out of newspapers (perhaps the inspiration behind Leslie Knope's wedding dress this season on "Parks"?). The song itself was from Cyndi's second album and went to #1 on the Billboard charts.