By Tim Duffy
“When the working day is done girls just want to have fun.”
This, I like to think, is a great universal truth. While men spend the post working day routed deeply in competitive activities and preoccupied by that which should have been left at the office the female’s ability to compartmentalize is one of their most valuable assets both in work and in play.
Cyndi Lauper knew all of this. She worked hard making one of the most infectious records of the 80′s and one of the greatest songs of all time, and she played hard making the entire thing feel like a joy to experience. We are all left more joyous in the wake of this song.
Every now and again I find myself obsessing with one classic pop hit or another. Right now I am entrenched in “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” From the opening explosion of funky guitars and shimmying grooves to the finale fade out with it’s “They just wanna, they just wanna-ah-ah” refrain the song is arresting and undeniable no matter which sex you are.
Burning the candle at both ends is anyone’s prerogative but the titular “Girls” in this song seem to be partying, working, and partying some more for the general cause of womanhood. A valid cause to party for if ever there was one.
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