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She's So Unusual

She's So Unusual was the debut album by American 1980s icon Cyndi Lauper. The album, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music), catapulted Lauper to stardom with such hits as "Girls Just Want to Have Fun[?]", "She Bop" and "Time After Time". As of 2002 it has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard pop albums chart (US).

With a series of quirky videos, Lauper dominated MTV for several months. Her bizarre fashion, consisting of multiple layers of thrift store clothing and dozens of accessories, influenced fashion for the last half of the 1980s.

She's So Unusual received mixed reviews on its release (it's sole Grammy was for Janet Perr's Album Package[?]). In recent years, however, the album has been re-appraised by the music media, and songs like "Time after Time" are considered pop classics.

Track Listing

  1. Money Changes Everything (Gray) - 5:06
  2. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Hazard) - 3:58
  3. When You Were Mine (Prince) - 5:06
  4. Time After Time (Hyman/Lauper) - 4:03
  5. She Bop (Chertoff/Corbett/Lauper/Lunt) - 3:51
  6. All Through the Night (Shear) - 4:33
  7. Witness (Lauper/Turi) - 3:40
  8. I'll Kiss You (Lauper/Shear) - 4:12
  9. He's So Unusual (Lewis/Sherman/Silver) - :45
  10. Yeah Yeah (Huss/Rickfors) - 3:18
  11. Money Changes Everything (Gray) - 4:35

Personnel

  • Cyndi Lauper - Arranger, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Reissue Producer, *Concept, Cover Art Concept
  • Jules Shear - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Ellie Greenwich - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • John Agnello - Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Eric Bazilian - Bass, Guitar, Arranger, Guitar (Bass), Saxophone, *Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Hooter
  • Rick Chertoff - Percussion, Arranger, Producer
  • Krystal Davis - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Rick DiFonzo - Guitar
  • Anton Fig - Percussion, Drums
  • Rob Hyman - Arranger, Keyboards, Vocals (bckgr)
  • John Jansen - Engineer
  • Neil Jason - Bass, Guitar
  • George Marino - Reissue Mastering
  • Rod O'Brien - Engineer
  • Lennie Petze - Producer, Executive Producer, Reissue Producer
  • Maretha Stewart - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Richard Termini - Synthesizer
  • Diane Wilson - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • William Wittman - Guitar, Producer, Engineer, Associate Producer
  • Peter Wood - Synthesizer
  • Dan Beck - Product Manager
  • Amy Linden - Liner Notes
  • Janet Perr - Art Direction, Design, Concept, Cover Art Concept
  • Justin Ware - Hair Stylist

Charting singles

 1984	All Through The Night	        Adult Contemporary	          No. 4
 1984	All Through The Night	        The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 5
 1984	Girls Just Want To Have Fun	The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 2
 1984	She Bop	The                     Billboard Hot 100	          No. 3
 1984	Time After Time	                The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 1
 1984	All Through The Night	        Mainstream Rock Tracks	          No. 38
 1984	Girls Just Want to Have Fun     Hot Dance Music/Club Play         No. 1
 1984	She-Bop	                        Hot Dance Music/Club Play         No. 10
 1985	Money Changes Everything	The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 27
 1985	Money Changes Everything	Mainstream Rock Tracks	          No. 37



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