Sunday, April 14, 2024

Madonna Rehashes Cyndi Lauper Song from 1984


Madonna‘s new single is out-”lyric” videos have surfaced on YouTube. And it’s worse than you can imagine. Madonna rehashes 1984 Cyndi Lauper with this lyrics: “Girls they just wanttto have fun.” It’s a recurring line from her new song, “Girls Gone Wild.” Porn instigator Joe Francis is already angry that Madonna has chosen his trademark line for the title of the song. But now the lyrics show that the best Madonna can come up with is a rip off of Cyndi Lauper from three decades ago.
The astonishing thing about this is that Lauper has always been the Madonna also ran–a real musician and composer who’s been overshadowed by her rival since they each started their careers. Madonna is in the Rock Hall; Lauper is not. Lauper writes her own music and has released some of the most underappreciated albums of the last 20 years without a lot of money behind her.
Madonna, who’s made millions and had the record company support, has now stooped to “quoting” Lauper’s signature hit in a lame effort to put out a new song. And this is Madonna’s second single from her unreleased MDNA album in less than a month. This is not a good sign for the new record deal she got with Interscope. Really? Is she really going to sing “Girls, they just want to have some fun?” What’s next? “99 Balloons”?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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