- She Bop
Name = She Bop
from Album =
She's So Unusual
B-side = "Witness"
Format = Vinyl (12")
(7") 3" CD
Recorded = 1983
Genre = Pop
Length = 3:38
Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt, Gary Corbett, Rick Chertoff
Last single = "Time After Time" (1984)
This single = "She Bop" (1984)
Next single = "All Through the Night" (1984)
The song was controversial, owing to lyrics that addressed
masturbation. Part of the lyrics, "They say I better stop - or I'll go blind"' [http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/cyndi_lauper/she_bop.html] is an allusion to a common myth about masturbation.It was also included on the Parents Music Resource Center's " Filthy Fifteen" list, due to its sexual lyrics. Other songs on the list included tracks by Madonna, Prince, AC/DC, among others. This led to the creation of the parental advisorysticker. In an interview on the Howard SternShow, she stated that she recorded the vocals of the song naked.
Lauper said she wanted little kids to think it was about dancing, and to understand the real meaning as they got older. She never directly stated in the song what the meaning of the song was, so it could receive airplay. The plan worked.Fact|date=July 2008
The single has been released in over 32 variations across the world, the most common being a two track 7"
vinylsingle (with varying covers) and a two track 12" vinyl single (also with varying covers).
Lauper recorded a slow ballad version of the song for her album "
The Body Acoustic".
") was a popular gay erotica magazine of the time, whereas the magazine Lauper holds represents the tamer—and somewhat closeted—erotica of an earlier era.
To date, 'She Bop' is Lauper's third-highest charting and third-most commercially successful single worldwide, after
Girls Just Want to Have Funand Time After Time. It charted in the Top 50 in 16 countries (going Top 10 in 12 of them), including: #3 in the U.S.and #6 in Australiaand New Zealand. Inexplicably, it was not a success in the UK, only climbing to #46.
12" LP Single
# She Bop (Special Dance Mix) 6:16 (Cyndi Lauper; Gary Corbett; Rick Chertoff; Stephen Broughton Lunt)
# She Bop (Instrumental) 5:20 (Cyndi Lauper; Gary Corbett; Rick Chertoff; Stephen Broughton Lunt)
*Acoustic Version 4:16
*Instrumental Version 5:20
*Live Version 5:10
*Special Dance Mix 6:16
*Special Version 3:38
* [http://www.cyndilauper.com/ Official Cyndi Lauper website]
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