The Essential Cyndi Lauper

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The Essential Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper Essential.jpg
Greatest hits album by Cyndi Lauper
Released 2003
Genre Pop
Length 59:47
Label Epic
Cyndi Lauper chronology
Wanna Have Fun
(1995)Wanna Have Fun1995
The Essential Cyndi Lauper
The Great Cyndi Lauper
(2003)The Great Cyndi Lauper2003
Alternative covers
2008 Japanese Edition[1]
2008 Japanese Edition[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Essential Cyndi Lauper is a compilation by American pop singer Cyndi Lauper. It was released as part of Sony BMG's The Essential series in 2003. The album has sold 15,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[3]

Five year after its initial release, Sony Music Entertainment Japan reissued the album accompanied with bonus DVD which features four music videos. The expanded edition debuted at the number 29 on the Japan's Oricon, and became her eighth top-40 charting album in the country.

Track listing[edit]

Original release (2003)[edit]

  1. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (Robert Hazard) – 3:55
  2. "Money Changes Everything" (Tom Gray) – 5:03
  3. "Who Let in the Rain" (Cyndi Lauper, Allee Willis) – 4:37
  4. "She Bop" (Lauper, Gary Corbett, Rick Chertoff, Stephen Broughton Lunt) – 3:48
  5. "Time After Time" (Lauper, Rob Hyman) – 4:01
  6. "I Drove All Night" (Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly) – 4:12
  7. "Hat Full of Stars" (Lauper, Nicky Holland) – 4:28
  8. "Change of Heart" (Lauper, Essra Mohawk) – 4:25
  9. "Sisters of Avalon" (Lauper, Jan Pulsford) – 4:22
  10. "All Through the Night" (Jules Shear) – 4:29
  11. "When You Were Mine" (Prince) – 5:03
  12. "True Colors" (Steinberg, Kelly) – 3:48
  13. "Unhook the Stars" (Lauper, Pulsford) – 3:58
  14. "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough (Single Version)" (Lauper, Broughton Lunt, Arthur Stead) – 3:38

Additional tracks on Japanese editions[edit]

Exclusive track on 2007 Wal-Mart edition[edit]

  • "Shine" (Lauper, William Wittman)

Bonus DVD on 2008 Japanese reissue[edit]

  1. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (Hazard)
  2. "Time After Time" (Lauper, Hyman)
  3. "True Colors" (Steinberg, Kelly)
  4. "I Drove All Night" (Steinberg, Kelly)

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2004 Japanese Oricon Albums Chart 210
2008 29


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  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Barth, Keith. "Ask Billboard |". Retrieved January 8, 2012.