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View Poll Results: Madonna Vs Cyndi
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Old 01-26-09, 08:06 AM   #1
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Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

In 1984, who did you like better - Cyndi Lauper or that chick Madonna? Both were hugely popular, and both were hugely unusual.

I was 14 in 1984, and I viewed Madonna's music as a little too "pop" and "dance" for my tastes. Cyndi Lauper's music fell more into my music category, so I voted for Cyndi. After all, she had The Hooters as her backing band on the album She's So Unusual - can't go wrong there.
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Old 01-26-09, 02:38 PM   #2
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

I was little then, I did like both of them (I did especially love "Lucky Star"), but at the time, I was more drawn to Cyndi, I think her image circa 1984 was more kid-friendly while Madonna was more teen-geared back then. Madonna has had the much better career of course, although I actually preferred Cyndi's "Bring Ya To The Brink" to Madge's "Hard Candy"
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Old 01-26-09, 04:59 PM   #3
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

As a post-pubescent male, I think Madonna was more appealing to me. Though I owned cassettes (remember those?) from both. And Lauper was the only one I saw in concert - but that was more because she seemed "safer" to my parents than Madonna. I still remember that show. The Bangles (before any of their hits) were the opening act

Both have aged a lot better than anyone would've thought in the 80's.
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Old 01-26-09, 06:17 PM   #4
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

Didn't both debut albums come out in 1983?
I remember the FEMINISTS gave Cyndi an award and didn't like Madonna because she used sex as selling her music. Where Cyndi was about having fun and not looking sexy.
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Old 01-26-09, 06:22 PM   #5
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

what I loved about the whole "selling sex" thing is that a few years later, Cyndi appeared nude in the I Drove All Night video. Of course, even at her dirtiest, she was never as dirty as Madge was back in those days.
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Old 01-26-09, 09:54 PM   #6
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

Cyndi - I still listen to her quite a bit. And I've seen her "At Last" dvd a few times. It's a good show.

Madonna has just a few songs from the 80's I like.
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Old 01-27-09, 07:02 AM   #7
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

In 1984? Madonna (sex) . . . easily!
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Old 01-27-09, 07:21 AM   #8
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

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Old 01-27-09, 07:32 AM   #9
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

At the time, Cyndi seemed to have a bit more going for her in terms of being sytlistically varied and She's So Unusual is one of the great pop albums of the last 25 or so years - i viewed Madonna as more of a dance act that had huge mainstream appeal, although she has evolved into The female artist of the last quarter century - but for a circa 1984 argument, i'd go with Cyndi - plus she had perfect ice cream scoop cleavage.


Check out The Body Acoustic from a couple of years ago - some really nice reworking of some of Cyndi's hits.
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Old 01-28-09, 12:32 AM   #10
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

Both. Videos from both of them at the time were unforgettable. And their albums were tremendous hits. Singles like "Material Girl" and "Like a Virgin" from Madonna and one of the biggest debuts with the most hit singles (at that time) from Cyndi's "She's So Unusual."
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Old 01-28-09, 07:38 AM   #11
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

I think at the time it was Lauper because my mom used to play the shit over and over again... I do have to say, my wife dragged me to the Cyndi Lauper/B52s last year at Radio City, and she still puts on a pretty good show and still has a strong voice.
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Old 01-28-09, 08:08 AM   #12
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

Ha-ha, you guys are old.
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Old 01-28-09, 08:11 AM   #13
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

Lauper's cover of "Money Changes Everything" beats anything Madonna did back then, although I liked both at the time.
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Old 01-28-09, 01:38 PM   #14
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

I was 10 then, so my only experience with both was from MTV basically. I only knew the singles and whatnot. I liked both, but probably perferred Madonna.

But Cyndi had Captain Lou Albano as her dad in "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" ... hmmm. This is tough.
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Old 01-28-09, 01:48 PM   #15
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

Madonna never sang a song about The Goonies
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Old 01-28-09, 02:05 PM   #16
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

Well I was only 2 years in 1984. But looking at both their careers, Madonna is Madonna and Cyndi Lauper is a one hit wonder.

But again, I was too young. MTV had 15 years to tell me how great Madonna is/was.

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Old 01-28-09, 02:14 PM   #17
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

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Cyndi Lauper is a one hit wonder.
Cyndi had more than one hit song: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Time After Time, Money Changes Everything, She Bop, True Colors, Change of Heart, and I Drove All Night.

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Old 01-28-09, 03:19 PM   #18
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Madonna never sang a song about The Goonies
I was thinking that too, and it would've probably put Cyndi over the top, but The Goonies was in 1985, so I figured it wouldn't count.
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Old 01-28-09, 06:59 PM   #19
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

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Cyndi had more than one hit song: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Time After Time, Money Changes Everything, She Bop, True Colors, Change of Heart, and I Drove All Night.
Perhaps. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is the only one that still plays regularly on the radio.
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Old 01-28-09, 07:56 PM   #20
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Perhaps. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is the only one that still plays regularly on the radio.
Time After Time gets played all the time.
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Old 01-28-09, 08:17 PM   #21
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Re: Cyndi Lauper Vs Madonna ------circa "1984"

Both but at time I was huge on Culture Club and Depeche Mode,Wham!,Tears For Fears.
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