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She's So Unusual [Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Cyndi LauperAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)

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For the past 30 years, Cyndi Lauper has been dazzling—and surprising—her fans all over the world. A multi-talented artist and one of music’s most beloved icons, she has racked up global record sales of over 50 million albums and has won countless awards, including two Grammys, an Emmy, and a Tony, a distinction as a New York Times Best Selling author, as well as numerous ... Read more in Amazon's Cyndi Lauper Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 21, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: 1983
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Epic / Legacy
  • ASIN: B000051Y0G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,602 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Money Changes Everything
2. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
3. When You Were Mine
4. Time After Time
5. She Bop
6. All Through the Night
7. Witness
8. I'll Kiss You
9. He's So Unusual
10. Yeah Yeah
11. Money Changes Everything [From The Portrait Promotional 12"][Live][*]
12. She Bop [Live][#][*]
13. All Through the Night [Live][#][*]

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Cyndi Lauper, She's So Unusual

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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, Cyndi, she still wanna have fun! August 11, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Cyndi Lauper--how could I ever forget? That quiff of candy-coloured orange-red hair, that garish dime store prom dress she wore on the She's So Unusual album cover, and Van Gogh's Starry Night painted on the soles of her shoes (inner sleeve art)? That goony, wacky Olive Oyl meets Betty Boop meets Jean Hagen's character from Singin' In The Rain voice? That comical face that looked like it got squashed against a window and stayed that way? I wore out the tape of this and had to buy another, the only artist that's had that honour in my collection and for that reason.
Despite Madonna being the "Material Girl" in 1984, Cyndi proved she could put out a similarly themed song, "Money Changes Everything" with the in-vogue synthesizers mixed with Hooters guitarist Eric Bazilian's crunchy lead guitars. I love this song from the catchy rock rhythm. The following mirrors 80's yuppie-type business world ethics: "They say we'll be your friends/We'll stick with you till the end/Ah but everybody's only looking out for themselves/And you say well, who can you trust." The live version from the promotional 12-inch disc, has Cyndi intro-ing its recording in a typical New Yawk accent.
One of Cyndi's two signature tunes, and definitely the more fun. From the opening synth glissando that ripples from left to right speaker--the effect is best felt on headphones--to the catchy synths and drums that reflects a spirited girl responding to her parents after asking her what she's going to do with her life. As the line goes, "When the working day is done/girls, they wanna have fun. "The backing girl chorus and pizzicato-like upper range piano synths in the middle are also really neat.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic and infectious November 23, 2000
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to believe it's been 17 years since this album was first released. I can remember seeing the video for "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" on TBS Night Tracks(no MTV my area then)constantly and getting taken in by it's infectious hook. That song and it's three other top five singles("Time After Time", "She Bop", and "All Through The Night") make this album one of the staples of 80's pop music, and is still lots of fun to listen to. With her eclectic style and hanging out with pro wrestlers, Cyndi Lauper's talent as a singer and songwriter got a bit overshadowed. But listening to this album again after many years makes those talents perfectly clear. Remastered and filled out with three live bonus tracks including the live video version of "Money Changes Everything", make this reissue a great value.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Let me get this out of the way:I LOVE THIS ALBUM!! Next of course to MJ's Thriller, this is THE quintessential 80s album. Personally, I love every song on this album, except "Witness" and "When You Were Mine". Those were good, but don't quite reach the caliber the other songs do. "He's So Unusual" is different than what you would probably expect, but I love it because it's catchy and adds a nice touch when it zooms into the next song "Yeah Yeah", another fun tune. Of course "Girls Just Want To Have Fun", "Time After Time", and "She-Bop" are the "star songs" on the album. But unlike the hyped-up songs of today, they are popular for a reason: they're good. Cyndi Lauper is a true phenomenon; an individual. I'll be 20 years old this year and so will the album. I can still remember dancing to "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" when I was a kid,and it was still in style! Man, do I feel old.lol But,in conclusion, buy this album. You WILL NOT be disappointed.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AN AWESOME DUBUT ALBUM.... August 17, 2000
By matt
Format:Audio CD
She's So Unusual is one of the best debut albums in the history of music.Unfortunately for Cyndi, with the release of this album drew unfair comparisons between herself and Madonna. Fortunately, this album is far superior to anything Madonna has put out as a whole in her entire career. She's So Unusual is a mix of fun pop songs and songs sung from the heart. There's no shortage of fun here, with Girls just Want to Have Fun, Yeah Yeah, I'll Kiss You and even She Bop which also raised a few eyebrows back in 1983. Of course, with Money Changes Everything, Time After Time, When You Were Mine (written by Prince), and All Through The Night, Cyndi's songs are so powerful and heartfelt it's hard to understand where those ridiculous Madonna comparisons came from. This is one of the best albums released in the 80's and remains one of my personal favorites today, this does not come off as 80's drek, infact it hasn't dated at all. It's a fun, emotional and wonderful exhibit of one of music's most unique and wonderful artists.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album. 80's music at its best! July 7, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
It's easy to undertsand why Cyndi Lauper will always have a place in music history. This album says it all. Songs like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Time After Time" take me back to those days when I was a kid and had those songs on vinyl. "Money Changes Everything" is so true in its message that people will only stand by you if you have money. Of course the scandalous (in those days) "She Bop" shows that Cyndi was not afraid to talk about something that only few artists have dared to mention in their songs. The 1920's-ish "He's So Unusal" reflects Cyndi's uniqueness which is why I think this album was so successful. All the songs are great and they reflect that 80's beat that we all know and love. Buy this album, you won't regret it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent thanks!!
Published 25 days ago by Angelou Torres
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just loved it!
Published 27 days ago by Marcio
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect!
Published 1 month ago by E. Avarez
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very happy, i love it
Published 1 month ago by Diana Barisic
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing!
Published 1 month ago by Heather A. Yost
5.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl review: Great album gets a great treatment.
Thought I'd post a quick review of the vinyl since most seem to be for the CD. The pressing is very cool on an opaque white with colour blast accents for the song titles. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jim from Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars buyer very pleased!
Arrived safely, buyer very pleased!
Published 1 month ago by Hilde H. Helseth
5.0 out of 5 stars and this fun collection which includes outtakes and unreleased...
Cyndi's explored a lot of different sounds and styles -and still does, and this fun collection which includes outtakes and unreleased versions of familiar cuts displays this. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars cyndi lauper is a genius
totally great. fun deluxe edition with lots of tidbits of information i had never known.
Published 2 months ago by dawn vander weide
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Voice in Rock n Roll. I'm not kidding. Listen to what she...
Greatest voice in rock n roll! And compared to today's wildly coiffured celebrities she is quite tame, More like she is a unique talent!
Published 2 months ago by Pedxing
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Lost Cyndi Lauper Track
This track is now available in MP3 Downloads at Amazon. It was the B-side to Girls Just Wanna Have fun 45 RPM Single.
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