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Saturday video break: Girls Just Want To Have Fun

In a world where music videos had plot lines, there was Cyndi Lauper’s 80s classic:

Lauper went on to do several remakes and remixes of this song, which stands up pretty well 30 years later.

While this is absolutely Lauper’s song, it was written by Robert Hazard five years before Lauper recorded it. She changed the lyrics to make it a song of female empowerment. Here’s a stripped-down version of it by Greg Laswell:

Some songs work better when slowed down, but I don’t think this is one of them. It is different, though. And if you want something different, there’s always Big Daddy:

More songs should be mashed up with “Duke of Earl” if you ask me.

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