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Going For The Gold: Cyndi Lauper

Tucked into her repertoire of singles dating back to 1977, Cyndi Lauper lays claim to a trio of million-selling records from her brilliant album, She’s So Unusual.

Headlining the list of songs that have sold a million or more copies for the wonderful Cyndi Lauper is the ’80s smash, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Written by the great ’80s songwriter Robert Hazard and produced by Rick Chertoff, “Girls” was released in October 1983 and was certified gold for a million sales. It has since been certified platinum for having added a million more copies to its tally (and has also gone gold as a download, as well).


Number two on the list of gold records in the Lauper catalog is the beautiful “Time After Time.” This one, written by Cyndi and Hooters’ Rob Hyman, was a certified gold on the same day in 1989 as was the aforementioned “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”


Last but not least is the quirky “She Bop,” the last of five singles released from her debut album. Also certified gold in 1989, it garnered a Grammy nomination for its video and helped propel She’s So Unusual to worldwide sales of over 16 million.

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