The Body Acoustic

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The Body Acoustic
Compilation album by Cyndi Lauper
Released November 8, 2005 (2005-11-08)
Genre Pop rock, acoustic rock
Length 52:15
Label Epic, Daylight
Producer Cyndi Lauper, William Wittman, Rick Chertoff
Cyndi Lauper chronology
At Last
(2003)At Last2003
The Body Acoustic
Bring Ya to the Brink
(2008)Bring Ya to the Brink2008
Singles from The Body Acoustic
  1. "Time After Time"
    Released: 2005
  2. "Above the Clouds"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

The Body Acoustic is a compilation album released by American singer Cyndi Lauper in 2005. It consists of ten previously released tracks which have been re-recorded and re-arranged acoustically, as well as two new songs. The album title is a play on Walt Whitman's poem I Sing the Body Electric, with the word body in this case referring to Lauper's body of work as a recording artist. The album features a number of guest artists, including Adam Lazzara, Shaggy, Sarah McLachlan, Jeff Beck, Vivian Green, Ani DiFranco, and Puffy AmiYumi.

The original pressing of the album became the only album from Cyndi Lauper to be copy-protected using Sony's controversial XCP technology.[3]

A DualDisc edition of the album was released which contained the entire album in enhanced stereo, four new videos directed by Lauper herself as well as a behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Money Changes Everything" (featuring Adam Lazzara) Tom Gray 5:14
2. "All Through the Night" (featuring Shaggy) Jules Shear 4:40
3. "Time After Time" (featuring Sarah McLachlan) Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman 4:17
4. "She Bop" Lauper, Rick Chertoff, Gary Corbett, Stephen Broughton Lunt 4:16
5. "Above the Clouds" (featuring Jeff Beck) Lauper, Beck, Jed Leiber 3:57
6. "I'll Be Your River" (featuring Vivian Green) Lauper, Tom Hammer 4:47
7. "Sisters of Avalon" (featuring Ani DiFranco & Vivian Green) Lauper, Jan Pulsford 5:27
8. "Shine" Lauper, William Wittman 3:32
9. "True Colors" Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg 4:09
10. "Water's Edge" (featuring Sarah McLachlan) Lauper, Hyman 4:49
11. "Fearless" Lauper 4:07
12. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (featuring Puffy AmiYumi) Robert Hazard 2:59

Tracks 5 and 6 are new songs, recorded specially for this album.



Chart (2005) Peak
Austrian Albums Chart[4] 60
Colombia Albums Chart[citation needed] 47
French Albums Chart[5] 190
Italian Albums Chart[citation needed] 40
Japanese Albums Chart[citation needed] 42
Swiss Albums Chart[6] 86
UK Albums Chart[7] 55
US Billboard 200[8] 112


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Cyndi Lauper: The Body Acoustic > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  2. ^ Walters, Barry (3 November 2005). "Cyndi Lauper: The Body Acoustic". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow. ISSN 0035-791X. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  3. ^ List of titles affected by XCP
  4. ^ "Cyndi Lauper - The Body Acoustic" (in German). Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cyndi Lauper - The Body Acoustic" (in French). Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cyndi Lauper - The Body Acoustic" (in German). Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Chart Log UK: 1994–2010". Cyndi Lauper. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Cyndi Lauper Album & Song Chart History". Retrieved 11 October 2011.