80s Song of the Day: Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells what you gonna do with your life
Oh daddy dear you know you’re still number one
But girls they want to have fun

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper was released on September 6, 1983, with Right Track Wrong Train as the B side. It was the lead single from Lauper’s debut album She’s So Unusual.

The single was a worldwide hit. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart, and it was a No. 1 hit in several countries, including Canada and Australia.

Watch the song’s music video, which includes then WWF wrestling manager Captain Lou Albano as Cyndi’s father and Cyndi’s mother Catrine playing herself.

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