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

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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

CyndiLauper-GirlsjustwannahaveFunGirls 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.

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80s Song of the Day: Gypsy by Fleetwood Mac

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Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice
Oh, and it lights up the night
And you see your gypsy
You see your gypsy

Gypsy_singleGypsy by Fleetwood Mac was released September 4, 1982, with Cool Water as the B side. It was the second single from the album Mirage. Written by Stevie Nicks, she has said that the song is about her life with bandmate Lindsey Buckingham before Fleetwood Mac.

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80s Song of the Day: Red Red Wine by UB40

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Red, red wine, stay close to me
Don’t let me be alone
It’s tearing apart my blue heart

red red wineRed Red Wine by UB40 was released August 20, 1983, with Sufferin’ as the B side. It was a single from the band’s cover versions album, Labour of Love. The song was written and originally recorded by Neil Diamond; however, according to UB40, they were only familiar with Tony Tribe’s version of the song.

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80s Song of the Day: Whip It by Devo

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Crack that whip
Give the past a slip
Step on a crack
Break your momma’s back

whip it2Whip It by Devo was released on August 13, 1980. It was the second single from the band’s third studio album, Freedom of Choice. There were two 7″ single releases of the song, one with a remix of the track Snowball, which appears on Freedom of Choice, as the B side and one with Turn Around as the B side.

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