Top three Cyndi Lauper songs to honor her new Broadway show Kinky Boots
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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.

#2 Time After Time

So many artists have covered this song by now, but nothing can compare to the original. "Time After Time" was Cyndi Lauper's second single, and also her second song to be majorly successful. According to a critic of Goldmine Magazine, the song is "gorgeously heartfelt" and "one of the decade’s finest ballads." (Seriously, unless Wikipedia is lying, which is absolutely possible.) As for the video, how awesome is Cyndi Lauper's hair? She definitely rocked the original Skrillex haircut.

#1 Girls Just Want to Have Fun

OBVIOUSLY. This song is iconic and fun and poppy and has more than 31 million listens on YouTube. "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" was originally released in 1983, thirty years ago, and yet it's still majorly popular today. It may even be one of the most popular songs of all time, and it's definitely the girl anthem. This song gets played at sleepovers and school dances and birthday parties from the time girls are old enough to turn on music until eternity. I'm sad to say it never reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but I feel like Cyndi Lauper really had the last laugh because we're all still singing it.

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