Tag: Cyndi Lauper

Wednesday 6/24/2020 9pm ET: Feature Artist – Cyndi Lauper

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and activist. Her career has spanned over 40 years. Her album She’s So Unusual (1983) was the first debut album by a female artist to achieve four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100—”Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, “Time After Time”, “She Bop”, and “All Through the Night”—and earned Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with the soundtrack for the motion picture The Goonies and her second record True Colors (1986). This album included the number one single “True Colors” and “Change of Heart”, which peaked at number three.

Since 1983, Lauper has released eleven studio albums and participated in many other projects. In 2010, Memphis Blues became Billboard’s most successful blues album of the year, remaining at number one on the Billboard Blues Albums chart for 13 consecutive weeks. In 2013, Lauper won the Tony Award for best original score for composing the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, making her the first woman to win the category by herself. The musical was awarded five other Tonys including Tony Award for Best New Musical. In 2014, Lauper was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for the cast recording. In 2016, the West End production won Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards

Lauper has sold over 50 million records worldwide. She has won awards at the Grammys, Emmys, Tonys, the New York’s Outer Critics Circle, MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), Billboard Awards, and American Music Awards (AMAs). An inductee into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lauper is one of the few singers to win three of the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT). Lauper won the inaugural Best Female Video prize at the 1984 VMAs for “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”. This music video is recognized by MTV, VH1 and Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music videos of the era. She is featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum’s Women Who Rock exhibit. Her debut album is included in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, while “Time After Time” is included in VH1’s list of the 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 years.[ VH1 has ranked Lauper No. 58 of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.

Lauper is known for her distinctive image, featuring a variety of hair colors and eccentric clothing, and for her powerful and distinctive four-octave singing range.

Lauper has been celebrated for her humanitarian work, particularly as an advocate for LGBT rights in the United States. Her charitable efforts were acknowledged in 2013 when she was invited as a special guest to attend U.S. President Barack Obama’s second-term inauguration.

Wednesday 6/24/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Cyndi Lauper – Memphis Blues (2010)

Memphis Blues is the tenth studio album by American singer Cyndi Lauper. Regarded as a continuation of her 2008 comeback the album was a nominee for the Grammy Awards 2010 and was released on her 57th birthday, June 22, 2010. According to the Brazilian daily newspaper O Globo, the album had sold 600,000 copies worldwide by November 2010. Memphis Blues was voted the 7th best album of 2010 by the New York Post, and it went on to become Billboard’s biggest selling blues album of 2010. To support the album, Lauper made her biggest tour ever, the Memphis Blues Tour, which had more than 140 shows and covered every inhabited continent of the world.

“Just Your Fool” (featuring Charlie Musselwhite) – 3:35
“Shattered Dreams” (featuring Allen Toussaint) – 3:52
“Early in the Mornin'” (featuring Allen Toussaint and B.B. King) – 3:51
“Romance in the Dark” – 5:42
“How Blue Can You Get?” (featuring Jonny Lang) – 5:21
“Down Don’t Bother Me” (featuring Charlie Musselwhite) – 3:01
“Don’t Cry No More” – 2:43
“Rollin’ and Tumblin'” (featuring Ann Peebles) – 3:26
“Down So Low” – 3:53
“Mother Earth” (featuring Allen Toussaint) – 5:18
“Crossroads” (featuring Jonny Lang) – 4:42

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Sounds of The 80s, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Pretenders, Cyndi Lauper, M. Pat Benatar, Leslie Pearl, Pointer Sisters, Timbuk 3 and more. . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

In this installment of Sounds of The 80s.  Tina Turner, Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Neil Young, 38 Special, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Rosanne Cash, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Petty, Bon Jovi, Greg Kihn and more. . . 

Monday 9am: Labor Day Live Tracks

LaborDay2016Today Labor Day 2016 we feature Live tracks all day from great artists all day then a special Vinyl Resting Place Labor Day at 5pm with Willie B.  Today you will hear Live tracks from Joni Mitchell, Kelly Clarkson, Cyndi Lauper, Journey, Bob Seger, Elton John, Steve Miller Band, Genesis, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Kiss, Nils Lofgren, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Madonna, Vixen, Tom Petty, Lisa Marie Presley, John Fogerty and many more.

Artist Countdown: The Bangles Top 25 Tracks 6pm ET @VickiBangle

the_banglesThe Bangles are an American all-female pop rock band that originated in the early 1980s, scoring several hit singles during the decade. The band’s hits include “Walk Like an Egyptian”, “Manic Monday”, “Hazy Shade of Winter”, and the 1989 number-one single “Eternal Flame”.

The Bangles have contributed to several compilations, as well as to many other artists’ works: They provided the song “I Got Nothing” to the soundtrack album for the 1985 film The Goonies, and made a cameo appearance in Cyndi Lauper’s music video for “Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough”. Lauper later enlisted them for backup vocals in her 1986 hit song “Change of Heart”. In 1988, while recording his album Full Moon Fever, Tom Petty and his lead guitarist Mike Campbell called on the group to provide backing vocals for the song “Waiting for Tonight”. The song never made it to the album, but instead made the compilations Playback (1995) and Anthology: Through the Years (2000). A cover version of “Eternal Flame” was a 2001 UK No. 1 for Atomic Kitten. – Wikipedia

1 Eternal Flame
2 Manic Monday
3 Walk Like an Egyptian
4 Be With You
5 If She Knew What She Wants
6 Hazy Shade of Winter
7 Walking Down Your Street
8 In Your Room
9 September Gurls
10 Going Down to Liverpool 
11 Following
12 I’ll Set You Free
13 Nickel Romeo
14 Hero Takes a Fall
15 Getting out of Hand
16 The Real World
17 Everything I Wanted
18 Mesmerized
19 James
20 Anna Lee (Sweetheart of the Sun)
21 What A Life
22 Different Drum (Susanna Hoffs / Matthew Sweet)
23 Let It Go
24 Under A Cloud
25 Complicated Girl

Artist Countdown: Prince Top 50 Hits 6pm ET

PrincePrince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career. He has written several hundred songs and produces and records his own music for his own music label. In addition, he has promoted the careers of Sheila E., Carmen Electra, the Time and Vanity 6, and his songs have been recorded by these artists and others, including Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, Sinéad O’Connor, and Kim Basinger.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince developed an interest in music at an early age, writing his first song at age seven. After recording songs with his cousin’s band 94 East, 17-year-old Prince recorded several unsuccessful demo tapes before releasing his debut album, For You, in 1978. His 1979 album, Prince, went platinum due to the success of the singles “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover”. His next three records, Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982) continued his success, showcasing Prince’s trademark of prominently sexual lyrics and incorporation of elements of funk, dance and rock music. In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as the Revolution and released the album Purple Rain, which served as the soundtrack to his film debut of the same name.

After releasing the albums Around the World in a Day (1985) and Parade (1986), The Revolution disbanded and Prince released the critically acclaimed double album Sign “O” the Times (1987) as a solo artist. He released three more solo albums before debuting The New Power Generation band in 1991. After changing his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol (Prince logo.svg), also known as the “Love Symbol”, in 1993, he began releasing new albums at a faster pace to remove himself from contractual obligations to Warner Bros; he released five records between 1994 and 1996 before signing to Arista Records in 1998. In 2000, he began referring to himself as “Prince” once again. He has released thirteen albums since then, including his latest, 20Ten, released in 2010.

Prince has a wide vocal range and is known for his flamboyant stage presence and costumes. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year he was eligible. Rolling Stone has ranked Prince No. 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Prince’s music has been influenced by rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, blues, new wave, electronica, disco, psychedelia, folk, jazz, and pop. His artistic influences include Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament-Funkadelic, Joni Mitchell, the Beatles, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, the Isley Brothers, Todd Rundgren, Duke Ellington, Curtis Mayfield, and Stevie Wonder. Prince pioneered the “Minneapolis sound”, a hybrid mixture of funk, rock, pop, R&B and new wave that has influenced many other musicians.

On April 18, 2014, Prince released a new single entitled, “The Breakdown”. Along with the surprise release, news came that a new album was in the works, an expanded edition of Purple Rain would be released for the 30th anniversary, and he has re-signed with his former label, Warner Bros. Records after an 18-year split. He also gained the rights to his master recordings from the 1980s, which had been a point of contention for his initial split with the major label. – Wikipedia

1 Batdance
2 Kiss 
3 The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
4 When Doves Cry 
5 Gett Off 
6 Sign o’ the Times
7 Purple Rain 
8 Thieves in the Temple
9 Alphabet St.
10 My Name Is Prince 
11 Cream
12 Sexy MF 
13 Diamonds and Pearls 
14 Money Don’t Matter 2 Night 
15 Letitgo
16 Partyman
17 Raspberry Beret 
18 1999
19 Peach
20 U Got the Look (with Sheena Easton)
21 Let’s Go Crazy 
22 I Hate U
23 Mountains 
24 I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
25 7
26 Betcha by Golly Wow!
27 Little Red Corvette
28 Pop Life
29 If I Was Your Girlfriend
30 Glam Slam
31 Gold
32 I Wanna Be Your Lover
33 I Would Die 4 U 
34 Te Amo Corazón
35 Black Sweat
36 Musicology
37 Anotherloverholenyohead
38 I Wish U Heaven
39 Girls & Boys 
40 Controversy
41 The Arms of Orion (with Sheena Easton)
42 Paisley Park 
43 New Power Generation
44 Purple Medley
45 Delirious
46 Scandalous!
47 The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
48 The Future
49 Guitar
50 Pink Cashmere

 

Artist Countdown: Cyndi Lauper Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @cyndilauper

2008 NewNowNext AwardsCynthia Ann Stephanie “Cyndi” Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and LGBT rights activist whose career has spanned over four decades. Her debut solo album She’s So Unusual (1983) was an instant commercial success. The album was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100—”Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,” and “All Through the Night,” earning Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with the soundtrack from the motion picture “The Goonies” and her second record, True Colors (1986), which included the number one hit of the same name, and “Change of Heart,” which peaked at number 3 and earned Lauper two nominations at the 29th Grammy Awards in 1987.

Lauper has been celebrated for her ongoing humanitarian work over the last 30 years, particularly as an advocate for gay and transgender rights in the U.S. Her charitable efforts were recognized in 2013, when the singer was invited as a special guest to attend President Barack Obama’s second-term inaugural ceremony. – Wikipedia

1 Girls Just Want to Have Fun
2 Time After Time
3 She Bop
4 True Colors
5 I Drove All Night
6 All Through the Night
7 Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)
8 Change of Heart
9 What’s Going On
10 The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough
11 Money Changes Everything
12 Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)
13 My First Night Without You
14 The World Is Stone
15 Who Let in the Rain
16 You Don’t Know
17 That’s What I Think
18 Into the Nightlife
19 Ballad of Cleo and Joe
20 Same Ol’ Story
21 I’m Gonna Be Strong
22 When You Were Mine
23 Boy Blue
24 A Night to Remember
25 Sisters of Avalon