“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” is a song originally written by Robert Hazard and made famous by singer Cyndi Lauper. It was the first major single released by Lauper as a solo artist and the lead-off single from her debut album She’s So Unusual. Lauper’s version gained recognition as a feminist anthem, an award-winning video and a worldwide hit. It has been covered on either an album or in live concert by over 30 other artists.
The single was Lauper’s breakthrough hit, remaining in the #2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks.It remains one of Lauper’s signature songs and is was a widely popular song during the era of its release, the 1980s. The “Rolling Stone & MTV: ‘100 Greatest Pop Songs’: 1-50”, “Rolling Stone: “The 100 Top Music Videos”” and the “VH1: 100 Greatest Videos” lists ranked the song at #22, #39 and #45, respectively.The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Mixed for the 12″ single release by Arthur Baker.
Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Extended Version) 6:08
Fun With V.Knutsn (Instrumental) 7:10
Xtra Fun 5:05