It’s my understanding that for a time in the 1980’s, if you were a teeny bopper you either fell into one or two categories… you were either a Madonna person or a Cyndi Lauper person. Given the context of the time, as both artists were up and coming, I can understand how their may have been a battle over who was queen of pop.
It can also be easy to understand how all the little girls of the world would flock towards an anthem of “just wanting to have fun” sung by a character who could throw on any old garage sale clothes and make them look cool.
This version of the 80’s hit is the rare “extended remix version” from the 12” single. It’s really got a lot going for it, to the point that I can’t even listen to the regular single version quite the same way as it’s…. well, just not as fun!
So were you/are you a Madonna person, or a Cyndi Lauper person?
Ladies if you’ve enjoyed this post, please pass it along to your girlfriends. You know you’ve all had a moment when you were joyfully singing this one! If you send them this post, they have a chance to rock it out again!