She Bop

She Bop

Infobox Single
Name = She Bop

Artist = Cyndi Lauper
from Album = She's So Unusual
B-side = "Witness"
Released = 1984
Format = Vinyl (12")
(7") 3" CD
Recorded = 1983
Genre = Pop
Length = 3:38
Label = Epic Records
Writer = Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt, Gary Corbett, Rick Chertoff
Producer = Rick Chertoff
Certification = Gold (US)
Last single = "Time After Time" (1984)
This single = "She Bop" (1984)
Next single = "All Through the Night" (1984)

"She Bop" was the third commercially released solo single by American singer Cyndi Lauper.

ong information

The song was controversial, owing to lyrics that addressed masturbation. Part of the lyrics, "They say I better stop - or I'll go blind"' [] 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 advisory sticker. In an interview on the Howard Stern Show, 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" vinyl single (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".

Music video

") 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.

Chart performance

To date, 'She Bop' is Lauper's third-highest charting and third-most commercially successful single worldwide, after Girls Just Want to Have Fun and 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 Australia and 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)

Official versions

*Acoustic Version 4:16
*Instrumental Version 5:20
*Live Version 5:10
*Remix 5:40
*Special Dance Mix 6:16
*Special Version 3:38

Cover versions

* American indie band Francine recorded a cover of the song.
* Greek band Matisse covered the song for their 2007 album "Toys Up".

External links

* [ Official Cyndi Lauper website]
* [ Video] on VH1 Classic website

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