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"