“Girls Just Want to Have Fun“ is a song written and first recorded in 1979 by American musician Robert Hazard….which is better known as a single by American singer Cyndi Lauper….whose version was released in 1983…..as it was the first major single released by Lauper as a solo artist….and the lead single from her debut studio album She’s So Unusual also in 1983. Lauper’s version gained recognition as a feminist anthem….and was promoted by a Grammy-winning music video. It has been covered, either as a studio recording or in a live performance, by over 30 other artists.
The single was Lauper’s breakthrough hit….which reached # 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart….while becoming a worldwide hit throughout late 1983 and early 1984…..as it remains one of Lauper’s signature songs….for it was a widely popular song during the era of its release, the 1980’s. The “Rolling Stone & MTV ‘100 Greatest Pop Songs“…. with the Rolling Stone’s “100 Top Music Videos”….and VH1’s “100 Greatest Videos” lists ranked the song at # 22, # 39 and # 45, respectively. The song also received Grammy Award nominations for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 2013, the song was remixed by Yolanda Be Cool, taken from the 30th anniversary reissue of the album She’s So Unusual.
As seen in this video herewith…..Cyndi Lauper’s rendition of the song is put to MLB highlights of girls having fun at the ballpark….which makes for a delightful video to watch for any and all baseball fans.