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Views From The Top: The Undying Popularity Of Drake’s Unending Album

Every time Drake's bubble seems ready to burst, it just gets bigger instead. …
Chris DeVille | July 21, 2016 - 4:15 pm

Best Covers

21 Covers Of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” Rated

There's a paradox with some artists -- the legends who stand apart from so much of pop music history in such a way that would…
Ryan Leas | September 23, 2015 - 12:20 pm

List

30 Essential Max Martin Songs

The thought came to me in a drug store. Or a department store. Or the backseat of a taxicab. I don't remember where it was,…
Michael Nelson | March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am

More Cyndi Lauper stories

Justin Timberlake – “True Colors” (Feat. Anna Kendrick)

Justin Timberlake's summer hit "Can't Stop The Feeling" was written with Max Martin and Shellback for the upcoming movie Trolls, and now with the pre-order…
Grace Birnstengel | September 16, 2016 - 12:04 am

Usher, Heart, John Mellencamp, & More Tell Politicians “Don’t Use Our Song” On John Oliver

Donald Trump and the rest of his peers at the RNC have received plenty of disapproving tweets from musicians about using their songs without their…
Collin Robinson | July 25, 2016 - 10:14 am

Cyndi Lauper, Gregg Allman, Jimmy Buffett, & Mumford & Sons Explain Why They Won’t Cancel North Carolina Shows

Last week, Bruce Springsteen cancelled a show in North Carolina in protest of the state's recently passed discriminatory HB2 legislation. Canadian artist Bryan Adams followed
James Rettig | April 13, 2016 - 10:13 am

Michael Stipe, Cat Power, The Flaming Lips, J Mascis, & More Cover David Bowie At Carnegie Hall

Last night's Music Of David Bowie tribute at NYC's Carnegie Hall was announced in January hours before the world learned about the legendary musician's death…
Scott Lapatine | April 1, 2016 - 1:01 pm

David Bowie Tribute Concerts Set For NYC

A few hours before we learned of David Bowie's death, The New York Times announced that New York's Carnegie Hall would host a David Bowie…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2016 - 9:07 am

Watch Kurt Vile & Cyndi Lauper Cover The Rolling Stones At Home For The Holidays Benefit

Last night, Cyndi Lauper held her annual Home For The Holidays benefit concert at NYC's Beacon Theatre, with 100% of the proceeds going to aid…
Peter Helman | December 6, 2015 - 4:08 pm

Chromatics – “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (Cyndi Lauper Cover)

We've been waiting a long time for Chromatics to give us Dear Tommy, their latest much-anticipated klonopin-disco odyssey, and it's still set to arrive sometime…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2015 - 8:47 am

Watch Gwar Cover Cyndi Lauper’s “She Bop”

At this point, it seems safe to call Richmond gore-metal legends Gwar the greatest band in the history of the A.V. Club's A.V. Undercover series.
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2015 - 10:19 am

Chromatics Cover “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” For MANGO Ad

Chromatics have covered Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" -- well, Robert Hazard's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" actually, but like, come…
Peter Helman | September 2, 2015 - 9:16 pm

The SpongeBob Musical Includes New Music By David Bowie, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, & More

SpongeBob SquarePants is making its way to Broadway. According to Entertainment Weekly, a musical based on the popular long-running Nickelodeon series will debut in June…
James Rettig | August 31, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Watch Marilyn Manson & Billy Corgan (Dressed As A Nun) Sing “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” In Nashville

It's rough out there, and '90s alt-rock icons have to stick together. Maybe that's why the Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson, two acts who never…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2015 - 8:54 am

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Colbert Cover Toby Keith, Lady Gaga Cover 4 Non Blondes At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction

Last night at the 46th annual Songwriter Hall Of Fame awards dinner, several current stars covered classic songs to honor this year's inductees. Carly Rae…
Caitlin White | June 19, 2015 - 10:48 am

The Colbert Report Says Goodbye With An All-Star Serenade & Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland, 1945″

Last night, Stephen Colbert ended his incredible nine-year run as host of The Colbert Report, airing his final episode. In the show's last-ever segment, Colbert…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 8:47 am

Hear Emily Haines’ New GoldieBlox Song “Lightning Strikes” & Watch Her Sing With Cyndi Lauper In NYC

The toy company GoldieBlox has had a rough year in advertising after being accused of copyright infringement by the Beastie Boys for re-working the band's…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 15, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Morrissey’s 1984 Single Reviews From Unearthed Smash Hits Are Perfect

Back in October 1984, Morrissey did a feature with British music magazine Smash Hits where he reviewed some popular singles at the time. It was…
James Rettig | October 25, 2014 - 6:09 pm

50 Cent, Sufjan Stevens Playing Cyndi Lauper’s Home For The Holidays Benefit

Sufjan Stevens has presumably been dreaming of playing a show with 50 Cent ever since he picked out that outfit for Sisyphus' "Booty Call" video.
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Watch Tegan & Sara Cover Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”

The sisters Quin embrace full-on synth-pop with their latest single "Closer" so it's not a huge surprise to learn they love Cyndi Lauper. "We were…
Scott Lapatine | December 14, 2012 - 10:37 am
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