Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • An anthem of sorts for women and girls everywhere, it's ironic that this song was actually written and originally recorded by a GUY!
  • It was written by Robert Hazard back in 1979
  • Hazard fronted a local Philadelphia band called Robert Hazard & the Heroes that in spite of a national record contract didn't make much of a splash outside their native Philadelphia
  • In 1982 the song was covered by the then all but unknown Cyndi Lauper, and the rest was history
  • Cyndi  Lauper was born Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper on 6/22/53 in Brooklyn New York & raised in Queens
  • She appealed to both the pop crowd and the punk crowd, and the success of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, the first single from the album "She's So Unusual" is undeniable
  • The song went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1983
  • It was #1 on the US dance charts, and also hit #1 on the singles charts in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, and Norway
  • The video of the song became MTV's Video of the Year for 1984
  • The song has also been covered by a number of other artists, including:
    • Pearl Jam
    • Greg Laswell
    • John Mayer
    • Alvin and the Chipmunks
    • Cybill Shepherd
    • Lolly
    • Triple Image
    • Dandy Warhols
    • David Rawlings
    • The Ordinary Boys
    • Cam'ron
  • It was also covered as a spoof by "Weird Al" Yankovic, performing it as "Girls Just Want to Have Lunch"

Download the MP3 Original Recording of Girls Just Want To Have Fun from for under $1

Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Album Version)

An excerpt from a live Oracle Band performance of this song is available as both a streaming RealAudio format, or as a higher quality downloadable MP3.  Select the version you'd prefer.

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Song Lyrics - Song Title

I come home in the morning light
My mother says when you gonna live your life right
Oh mother dear we're not the fortunate ones
And girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun

The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells what you gonna do with your life
Oh daddy dear you know you're still number one
But girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have

That's all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Girls - they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun

Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest of the world
I want to be the one to walk in the sun
Oh girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have
That's all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Girls - they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun,

They want to have fun, girls
They want to have

They just a wanna, they just a wanna...
Oh girl....

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

She's So Unusual
Cyndi Lauper

Classic 80s!  Cyndi gave Madonna a run for me money with this one.  Classic hits like Girls Just Want To Have Fun and other like:

Time After Time
She Bop
All Through The Night
...and 10 more 80s greats for a great price from

The Essential Cyndi Lauper

Although there have been several "Best of" albums released, this one is probably the best of the lot.  It includes all of the major hits and plenty of her other material that was never released as a single.

In addition to Girls Just Want To Have Fun, you also get a rare domestic release of "The Goonies 'R Good Enough"

Also included in this 14 cut album:

Time After Time
She Bop
True Colors
All Through The Night
...and 8 more

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