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 in the indistinct and hopefully-near future. But the group has steadily been cranking out entrancing new songs: “Just Like You,” “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around,” “In Films,” “Shadow.” And over the summer, in a MANGO commercial, we heard a bit of the group’s cover of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” the pop classic that Cyndi Lauper made famous in 1983. As it turns out, the group are planning to release a massive digital single with seven different versions of that song, and it’s coming out tomorrow. They’ve made videos for two of those versions: “Girls Just Wanna Have Some,” which turns the original song into a dazed and icy twinkle, and “Girls Just Wanna Have Dub,” which removes all the drums from that dazed and icy twinkle and turns it into even more of a dreamy fantasia. Both versions have videos of Chromatics singer Ruth Radelet drifting through a seaside carnival. They are lovely, even if neither one boasts a wrestler cameo. You can check them out, along with the tracklist for the single, below.
UPDATE: And here’s the title track.
01 “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
02 “Girls Just Wanna Have Some”
03 “Girls Just Wanna Have Drums”
04 “Girls Just Wanna Have Dub”
05 “Girls Just Wanna Have Drums (Instrumental)”
06 “Girls Just Wanna Have Some (Instrumental)”
07 “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Instrumental)”
The single is out tomorrow on Italians Do It Better.