Cyndi Lauper discography

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Cyndi Lauper discography
Releases
Studio albums 10
Compilation albums 7
Singles 47
Video albums 4
Music videos 33

American singer Cyndi Lauper has released eleven studio albums,[1] six compilation albums, three video albums and forty-six singles. Worldwide, Lauper has sold approximately 50 million albums, singles and DVDs worldwide.[2][3][4]

Lauper was a founding member of Blue Angel, who released their debut album in 1980 on Polydor Records. The album was unsuccessful, causing the band to break up and Lauper to file for bankruptcy.[5] In 1983, Lauper obtained a contract with Portrait Records, and her debut solo album, She's So Unusual, was released. The album was a major success, achieving platinum and gold certification around the world and spawning the hits "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Time After Time" and "She Bop". In 1985, Lauper released "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough", a single from the soundtrack to The Goonies, and her second album, True Colors, was released in 1986. True Colors was another successful album, along with the single of the same name and "Change of Heart".[5] A starring role in the film Vibes in 1988 led to the release of "Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)", which was a hit in Australia and New Zealand. Lauper's third album, A Night to Remember, was released in 1989. This album was less successful, despite the popularity of the first single, "I Drove All Night".[5] The following single, "My First Night Without You"[5] managed to chart in the top 60 in the United States.

In 1992, Lauper appeared in the English version of Starmania, a French rock opera. She released a single from the musical, "The World Is Stone", which was a major hit in several countries, particularly France. Her album Hat Full of Stars was released in 1993 on Epic Records, attaining gold certification in the United States, Canada, and France, and platinum in Japan. Lauper's greatest hits compilation, Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some, was released in 1994, with the re-recorded version of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" reaching number four in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. A compilation of Lauper's music videos and an interview was released at the same time on VHS. In 1996, she released Sisters of Avalon, and an original album of Christmas songs, Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life in 1998.[5] These two albums were much less successful internationally than her previous releases, but both charted in Japan. Sisters of Avalon was also certified platinum in Japan.

In 2001, Lauper planned to release another album, Shine, but the record company folded. An extended play version of the album was released to counter Internet piracy, and the full album was released exclusively in Japan in 2004. In 2003, Lauper released her seventh studio album, At Last, and a live version in 2004 on DVD, Live... At Last.[5] At Last is a set of covers that reinvent classic songs, such as the title track "At Last", "Walk On By", and "Stay". The live DVD achieved gold certification in the United States. In 2005, Lauper released The Body Acoustic, featuring new acoustic versions of her hits, such as a duet of "Time After Time" with Sarah McLachlan. Lauper's 2008 album, Bring Ya to the Brink, was her first release in seven years containing original material, and met with considerable success. In December 2008 she recorded the duet "A Christmas Duel" with Swedish pop band The Hives, released in Sweden only, where it reached number 4.[6] Her most recent album is Memphis Blues, released in 2010. It managed to be her highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 since True Colors in 1986, spending 13 consecutive weeks at number-one on the Billboard Blues chart, becoming the highest selling blues album of the year. So far, it has sold 600,000 copies worldwide. Cyndi's new single, "Sex Is in the Heel" has managed to chart at #6 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US
[7][8]
AUS
[9]
AUT
[10]
CAN
[11]
FRA
[12][13]
GER
[14][15]
JPN
[16]
NLD
[17]
NZL
[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
UK
[21][22]
1983 She's So Unusual 4 3 5 1 14 23 5 19 3 22 8 16
1986 True Colors
  • Released: September 27, 1986
  • Label: Portrait, Epic
4 1 15 7 13 18 2 36 3 20 8 25
1989 A Night to Remember
  • Released: May 9, 1989
  • Label: Epic
37 17 34 15 19 3 11 32 18 9
  • CAN: 50,000
  • FRA: 153,400
  • US: 500,000[37]
1993 Hat Full of Stars
  • Released: June 30, 1993
  • Label: Epic
112 32 68 9 52 15 32 56
1996 Sisters of Avalon
  • Released: November 23, 1996
  • Label: Epic
188 45 15 59
1998 Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life
  • Released: October 27, 1998
  • Label: Epic
75
2003 At Last
  • Released: November 18, 2003
  • Label: Daylight / Epic
38 32 32 85 205 50
2004 Shine[40]
  • Released: May 3, 2004
  • Label: Epic
120
2008 Bring Ya to the Brink
  • Released: May 27, 2008
  • Label: Epic
41 87 48 40 129 18
2010 Memphis Blues 26 57 45 31 77 41
[42]
85 77 103

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Sales
2001 Feels Like Christmas[45]
2002 Shine[46]
  • Released: July 02, 2002
  • Label: Epic, Oglio
2014 She's So Unusual: REMiXED
  • Released: October 07, 2014
  • Label: Epic

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[48]
US
Cast Albums

[48]
2013 Kinky Boots[49]
51
1

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US
[7][8]
AUS
[9]
AUT
[10]
FRA
[12]
GER
[14][15]
JPN
[16]
NLD
[17]
NZL
[18]
SWI
[20]
UK
[21][22]
1989 The Best Remixes
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Epic
61
1994 Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Epic
81 25 18 6 18 8 38 6 7 2
  • WW:6,000,000
  • JPN: 1,000,000[53]
  • US: 565,000[54]
  • UK: 600,000
1996 Wanna Have Fun
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Epic
2000 Time After Time: The Best of Cyndi Lauper
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Epic
2003 The Essential Cyndi Lauper 29
2003 The Great Cyndi Lauper
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Epic
  • AUS: 35,000
2005 Hey Now! (Remixes & Rarities)
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Sony BMG
The Body Acoustic
  • Released: November 8, 2005
  • Label: Daylight / Epic
112 60 190 42 86 55
2009 Floor Remixes
  • Released: February 18, 2009
  • Label: Epic
102
Playlist: The Very Best of Cyndi Lauper[57]
  • Released: March 31, 2009
  • Label: Legacy
True Colors: The Best of Cyndi Lauper
  • Released: June 12, 2009
  • Label: Sony Camden
2014 She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration
  • Released: March 31st, 2014
  • Label: Sony
150 21 53
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[58][59]
US
Dance

[5]
AUS
[9]
AUT
[10]
CAN
[60]
FRA
[12]
GER
[15][61]
[62]
NLD
[17]
NZL
[18][63]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
UK
[21][22]
1977 "You Make Loving Fun" single only
1983 "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" 2 1 1 3 1 2 6 4 1 5 6 2
  • US: Platinum+
    Platinum (MT)Gold (Digital
  • UK: Silver
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
  • JPN: Gold
  • FRA: Gold
She's So Unusual
1984 "Time After Time" 1 2 6 5 1 9 6 8 3 10 7 3
  • US: Gold
  • UK: Silver
  • CAN: Platinum
"She Bop" 3 10 6 5 3 34 19 41 6 10 46
  • US: Gold
  • CAN: Gold
"All Through the Night" 5 17 5 7 35 19 16 64
  • CAN:Gold
"Money Changes Everything" 27 19 23 54 14
"I'll Kiss You"[64]
1985 "When You Were Mine" 62
"The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" 10 8 9 49 22
  • JPN: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
The Goonies (soundtrack)
1986 "True Colors" 1 3 12 1 49 18 14 8 17 12
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
True Colors
"Change of Heart" 3 4 15 13 8 41 67
  • US: Gold
1987 "What's Going On" 12 17 52 30 39 30 57
"Boy Blue" 71
"Maybe He'll Know"
1988 "Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)" 54 8 86 8 13 Vibes (soundtrack)
1989 "I Drove All Night" 6 11 8 10 19 54 10 7
  • US: Gold
  • UK: Silver
A Night to Remember
"My First Night Without You" 62 47 46 53
"Heading West" 68
"A Night to Remember" 96
1990 "Primitive"
"Unconditional Love"[64]
"Another Brick in the Wall (Part Two)" (featuring Roger Waters) 82 The Wall – Live in Berlin
1992 "The World Is Stone" 2 100 15
  • FRA:Gold
Tycoon
1993 "Who Let in the Rain" 76 12 32 Hat Full of Stars
"That's What I Think" 14 31
"Sally's Pigeons"
"Hat Full of Stars"
1994 "Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)" 87 62 3 56 4 38 37 4
  • UK: Silver
Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some
"I'm Gonna Be Strong" 37
1995 "Come on Home" 11 39
1997 "You Don't Know" 111 16 27
  • BRA: Gold
Sisters of Avalon
"Sisters of Avalon"
"Ballad of Cleo and Joe" 125 36
1998 "Early Christmas Morning" Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life
1999 "Disco Inferno" 8 A Night at the Roxbury (soundtrack)
2002 "Shine" Shine
2003 "At Last" At Last
2004 "Walk On By" 10
2005 "Time After Time" (featuring Sarah McLachlan) The Body Acoustic
"Above the Clouds" (featuring Jeff Beck)
2008 "Set Your Heart" Bring Ya to the Brink
"Same Ol' Story" 1
"Into the Nightlife" 1 82 168
"A Christmas Duel" (featuring The Hives) 4 single only
2009 "Girls Just Wanna Set Your Heart" Floor Remixes
2010 "Just Your Fool" Memphis Blues
"Early in the Mornin'"
2011 "Home for the Holidays" (featuring Norah Jones) single only
2012 "Sex Is in the Heel" 6 Kinky Boots
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US AUS
[9]
AUT
[10]
CAN FRA
[12]
GER NLD NZL
[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
UK
[21][22]
1985 "We Are the World" (as part of USA for Africa) 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
  • US: 4× Platinum
  • UK: Silver
  • CAN: 3× Platinum
  • FRA: Platinum
We Are the World

Video albums[edit]

Year Title Details Certifications
1987 Cyndi Lauper in Paris
1995 Twelve Deadly Cyns... and Then Some
  • Released: 1995 (VHS), 2000 (DVD)
  • Studio: Sony
  • Formats: VHS, DVD[66]
2004 Live... At Last
  • Released: 2004
  • Studio: Sony
  • Formats: DVD[67]
2011 To Memphis, with Love

Music videos[edit]

Year Single Director[69]
1983 "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Edd Griles
1984 "Time After Time"
"She Bop"
"Money Changes Everything" Patricia Birch
1985 "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" Richard Donner
1986 "True Colors" Patricia Birch
"Change of Heart" Andy Morahan
1987 "What's Going On"
"Boy Blue"
1988 "Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)" Edd Griles
1989 "I Drove All Night" Scott Kalvert and Cyndi Lauper
"My First Night Without You" Unknown
"Heading West"
"A Night to Remember"
"Primitive"
1992 "The World Is Stone" John Maybury
1993 "Who Let in the Rain" Cyndi Lauper
"Sally's Pigeons"
"That's What I Think"
1994 "Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)"
1995 "I'm Gonna Be Strong"
"Come on Home" Unknown
1997 "You Don't Know" Cyndi Lauper
"Sisters of Avalon" Unknown
"Ballad of Cleo and Joe"
2003 "At Last"
"Stay"
"Unchained Melody" (live in Mexico)
2005 "Above the Clouds"
"She Bop" (ballad version)
"Money Changes Everything" (ballad version)
2008 "Into the Nightlife" Cyndi Lauper
2009 "Girls Just Wanna Set Your Heart" Karl Giant

External links[edit]

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