Sunday, June 6, 2010

Retro Rewind Weekend | Cyndi Lauper

Honoring The Goonies 25th Anniversary With Cyndi Lauper


Yesterday, I told you all about what I was up to 25 years ago around this time, June 7th weekend. It's hard to believe 1985 was that long ago. Before you can brag, I know many of you dear readers weren't even born yet, whatever for you. "This is my dream my wish, but it didn't come true..." sorry not sure how that slipped in there.

Anyway, Cyndi Lauper was awesome. No doubt about it. Born in New York City, Ozone Park Queens (my mom was also born in Ozone Park, lived there until she was 4 and taught there for 20 years by the way!) ... Cyndi was a true New Yawker, she tawked just like me and had such great style. From "She Bop" to "Time After Time" to "True Colors" -- I loved Cyndi's songs. She truly was the funkiest pop singer back in the 1980s. She still performs live and has a 2010 album out, though true to my 1980s ways--I prefer her old hits.

Here are some cool Goonies-related facts about Cyndi and her "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" hit...

  • Steven Spielberg himself asked Cyndi Lauper to be the music director for The Goonies.
  • She was given the freedom to select her favorite performers for the soundtrack - one of which was The Bangles. 
  • Cyndi's role as music director had her working 12-hour-days.
  • Sadly, during her time on the set of The Goonies, she suffered gynecological problems which required surgery and a hospital stay.
  • "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" won Cyndi Lauper a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
  • "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" video was released in two parts on MTV. One before the film's release as a tease to create a buzz of course and the second part after the film hit theaters to continue the Goonies excitement. 
  • Cyndi's mom appears in most of her videos, including "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough"--can you identify her?
  • Back then wrestling was all the rage, Cyndi got some of her closest wrestling friends to star in the video--can you spot them? 

Cyndi Lauper & The Goonies in "Goonies 'R' Good Enough" 

 

28 comments:

Gucci Mama said...

That's one of my favorite movies of all time! Love the Goonies!

Bossy Betty said...

I've always loved Cyndi!

Kristie said...

She Bop is my favorite song by Cyndi!

Ms. Anthropy said...

That was long! (at least it let me watch it this time) Loved Cyndi!

ScoMan said...

One night at my parents place they put on their Cyndi Lauper DVD and I caught some of it.

She's still attractive.

Lindzena said...

I totally just watched Goonies the other day. 80s are the coolest. And I love her hair. I think I might've just found my Halloween costume for this autumn...

Wings said...

Great stuff! Love the movie, love Cyndi's song, love the video. By the way, did you see the little clip of Sean Astin apologizing recently for the actors being "not with it" during that shoot? Click here: Sean Astin Apologizes to Cyndi Lauper

Mamma has spoken said...

I so remember her music. I watched her videos many a times in the middle of the night while feeding a hungry baby. I loved time after time the best.

Joe Cap said...

I LOVE Cyndi L!

baygirl32 said...

I bought the Goonies on dvd for my daughter for Christmas, she was singing that sone for 3 days!

Ally said...

WINGS - I've seen that video before, I believe it's on the Goonies DVD - which is chock full of commentary from the cast as they are today :)

liz said...

any thoughts about her on the recent celebrity apprentice?

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Back in the day when Goonies came out, a BF took me to the Drive-In to see it, but being the jerk he was, HE didn't like the movie, so decided we should leave.

BF didn't last, but the Drive-In theater did. Yea!!

Thanks for the flashback. =)

Evonne said...

I love the Goonies! I used to watch it all the time growing up.

I think this should be our movie for next weekend with the kids!

Copyboy said...

Great video(s). I actually saw Cyndi's mom too on celeb apprentice this year. yes i watched the show, and somewhat liked it.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Oh my gosh! She was so young back then!!!! I just finished watching her on Celebrity Apprentice and it was fun to see her.

Lady Hill said...

Cyndi was, is, and will always be my idol.
Her voice, her clothes, her hair... her fame... all from a NY girl.
I adore everything about her.
Sally's Pigeons is one of my favorite songs of all time.

also, I've been watching Goonies all weekend long. I'm only 27 but I grew up with brothers who were 15/16 when I was born so I'm really an 80's kid at heart.

fromlazytolady.blogspot.com

Retro Girl said...

OMG Your whole blog takes me back! I've always been a big Cyndi fan! She is still as cool as ever!!

Here from Twitter..Thx for the follow!

natalee said...

Love Goonies!! LOve Cindi!!!... i have to get my boys into it!!!!!

MiMi said...

Dude.
I didn't know that she was actually the music director for that film!

Erika said...

Did not know she was the music director....fantastic! Love it.

Momma Fargo said...

Love The Goonies! Still. Today. :)

Sara Louise said...

I still love Cyndi! I probably listen to at least one of her songs once a day

AngeliStarr said...

I love Cyndi Lauper. Me and my dad always sing time after time together. She was pretty cool. Sadly I am one of those readers who happen to not have been born yet. lol. '89!

Marlene said...

Time after time, Cyndy Lauper has entertained me. She bops! :)

Michelle Pixie said...

I love Cyndi Lauper!

Teachinfourth said...

I have never seen this longer version of the video before…love The Goonies! Also, CL was quite the oddity back then, of course, that's what made me love her, too.

pika23 said...

I spotted

Roddy Piper

Moolah

Nikolai Volkoff

Iron Shiek

Freddy Blassie

Wendy Richter

Lou Albano

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