Lauper’s first solo album was also her most successful. Her hairdo on the album cover was widely imitated throughout the early 80s.
Her follow-up gave her a #1 hit (the title track), but otherwise it was a commercial flop. “True Colors” has since become a musical symbol of Lauper’s solidarity with LGBT communities.
Lauper does Christmas! It’s amazing she still sells anything post-80s heyday. We’ll admit that we don’t hate this, but the best place to play it would definitely be the lobby of a shopping mall in 1998.
Lauper made some middling dance albums in the earlier 2000s, but she came back rather surprisingly with this popular and critically respected blues album.