Thursday, 5 February 2015

A to Z of the 80s - C is for Cyndi




Cyndi
by Jo Michelmore


I'm glad C is so early in the alphabet, because really, it's best if we just get this out of the way fairly quickly. While we currently have the (boring) battle of Swifty v Perry, the 80s had other great rivalries. Coke v Pepsi, Corey v Corey, Stallone v Schwarzenegger, I'm sure there were others, but the best were the great pop battles. Michael Jackson named himself the King of Pop because the title Prince was already taken, by Prince, and there were two women fighting out the title of Queen of Pop. One thinks she won, but we all know the real truth.


Because while it took another twenty-five years for Madonna to complain about being a girl...




Cyndi Lauper knew all along that being a girl is all about the fun...





And while Madonna spent the 80s performing some of the worst choreographed moves of the decade...





Cyndi sung a song to Madonna about not being afraid to be such a bad dancer...





And while Madonna has spent the past 30 years pretending to be all women empowering and bad ass...





Cyndi managed to be women empowering and a little bit bad ass, right from the very beginning...




Put me in a time machine and throw me back to 84 and I would have sad it then, Cyndi is where it's at. Sure, Madonna ended up with the Queen title, but quite simply, Cyndi got the songs that I love to sing at karaoke and that makes her the winner. End.


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