Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some

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Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some
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Greatest hits album by Cyndi Lauper
Released August 22, 1994
Recorded 1981–1994
Genre Pop, dance
Length 57:52
Label Epic
Producer Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper chronology
Hat Full of Stars
(1993)Hat Full of Stars1993
Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some
(1994)
Wanna Have Fun
(1996)Wanna Have Fun1996
Singles from Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some
  1. "(Hey Now) Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
    Released: July 25, 1994
  2. "I'm Gonna Be Strong"
    Released: October 10, 1994
  3. "Come on Home"
    Released: November 21, 1995

Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some is a 1994 greatest hits album by American recording artist Cyndi Lauper. The album sold over 6 million copies worldwide. The album has sold 565,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[1]

Release[edit]

In the United States the album has 14 tracks. 11 are previously released hits; "I'm Gonna Be Strong" is a Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil track Lauper re-recorded, having previously performed it on her debut album Blue Angel. "(Hey Now) Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is a re-recording of one of her biggest hits; it has been completely reworked to incorporate a reggae feel. A music video featuring drag queens was shot to accompany this single and it aired heavily on television. It was also featured in the film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. The track "Come on Home" was also new; two versions were recorded, one running 4:33 (the US version) and one running 4:36 (the international version). Internationally the album has 16 tracks (17 in Japan).

There was some issue with the division of royalties due to the wide array of co-writers on the various tracks that prevented Lauper from releasing the longer version in the United States. Conceptually the album was originally called "13 Deadly Cyns" and in fact a promotional cassette with this title (and an alternate track listing) was pressed and distributed in the United Kingdom in June 1992.

Critical reception[edit]

In his review for Allmusic, music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave the album four out of five stars and said that it succeeds as a greatest hits collection, but felt that apart from "True Colors" and "Change of Heart", all of Lauper's best and most successful songs are already on She's So Unusual, which he said is "a more consistent and entertaining album."[2] Robert Christgau gave the album a "C" grade and similarly felt that Lauper's subsequent material was inferior.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Edition Length
1. "I'm Gonna Be Strong" (new recording) Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil All 3:52
2. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (from She's So Unusual, 1983) Robert Hazard All 3:54
3. "Money Changes Everything" (from She's So Unusual, 1983) Tom Gray All 5:04
4. "Time After Time" (from She's So Unusual, 1983) Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman All 4:04
5. "She Bop (7" Single Remix)" (from She's So Unusual, 1983) Cyndi Lauper, Gary Corbett, Rick Chertoff, Stephen Broughton Lunt All 3:46
6. "All Through the Night" (from She's So Unusual, 1983) Jules Shear All 4:29
7. "Change of Heart" (from True Colors, 1986) Cyndi Lauper, Essra Mohawk All 4:25
8. "True Colors" (from True Colors, 1986) Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly All 3:47
9. "What's Going On (7" Single Remix)" (from True Colors, 1986) Marvin Gaye, Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson All 3:54
10. "I Drove All Night" (from A Night to Remember, 1989) Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly All 4:12
11. "The World Is Stone" (from Starmania/Tycoon (Soundtrack), 1992) Luc Plamondon, Michel Berger, Tim Rice International, Japan 4:25
12. "Who Let in the Rain" (from Hat Full of Stars, 1993) Cyndi Lauper, Allee Willis International, Japan 4:37
13. "That's What I Think (Single Edit)" (from Hat Full of Stars, 1993) Cyndi Lauper, Allee Willis, Eric Bazilian, Rob Hyman All 4:23
14. "Sally's Pigeons" (from Hat Full of Stars, 1993) Cyndi Lauper, Mary Chapin Carpenter All 3:46
15. "(Hey Now) Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (new recording) Lolly Vegas, Robert Hazard All 3:54
16. "Come on Home" (new recording; US version released in 1995 (instead of 1994 as the rest of the world) contains unique alternate mix) Cyndi Lauper, Jan Pulsford All 4:33
17. "Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)" (from Vibes (soundtrack), 1988) Richard Orange Japan 4:03
Note

Personnel[edit]

  • Cyndi Lauper, Stacy Drummond – art direction
  • Michelle Willems – design
  • Kim Stringfellow – photography
  • Marlow Palleja – cover lettering
  • Laura Wills – styling
  • Jody Morlock – makeup
  • Helena Occhipinti – hair

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[19] Gold 30,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[20] Gold 100,000*
China[19] Platinum 40,000*
France (SNEP)[21] Platinum 300,000*
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[19] Platinum 20,000*
Italy (FIMI)[19] Gold 50,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[22] Million 1,000,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[23] Gold 7,500^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[24] Gold 25,000^
Taiwan (RIT)[19] Platinum 50,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[26] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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