The tube clip Girls Just Want to Have Fun, the tube of Cyndi Lauper, has officially passed the mythical milestone of one billion views on YouTube, marking the singer’s first entry into the very private club of “billionaires” of views on the video platform. Girls Just Want to Have Fun was released in 1983 on his landmark debut album, She’s So Unusual, becoming a groundbreaking hit and feminist anthem. The accompanying music video – featuring the singer dancing through New York to her parents’ apartment – was first uploaded to YouTube in October 2009.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun is the fifth song from the 1980s to surpass one billion views on YouTube, alongside Sweet Child O’ Mine from Guns N’ Roses, Take on Me from A-ha, Billie John from Michael Jackson and Never Gonna Give You Up from Rick Astley.
Cyndi Lauper said that many people don’t realize that Girls Just Want to Have Fun is really a political song. Her rendition is a cover of the song, which was written and performed by Robert Hazard and released as a single in 1979.
The singer has sold over 50 million records worldwide to date. She was inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016.
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