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Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Want to Have Fun Meaning

Song Released: 1983

Covered By: Taylor Henderson (2013)

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    Nov 24th, 2019 11:10pm report

    I think to the song I like the hook to be the best part but when we have the part to sing but me and Ben are singing higher and I thought I wasn’t that bad. But me and him wrote it together but we always have some time to record some songs we wrote this song about being friends and we can do be like summer nights then we can do stuff like that.


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    May 30th, 2018 5:58am report

    The first verse is about her returning home from partying all night and being scolded by her mother. She then tells her mother that females are not the "fortunate ones" so the least she can do is try to enjoy her life.

    The second verse is about her father criticising her for taking a telephone call late at night. Her father fears his daughter is growing up too fast. She reassures him that he's still number 1. Which can either be seen as her saying her dad is the most important man to her OR it can be interpreted as her saying that men are "still number one" and that women are not treated equally.

    The third verse is about how some men who are chauvinistic and jealous will not allow their girlfriend/wife to go out and socialise and enjoy life. This is a apt criticism of the macho male stereotype. She then says that she doesn't want to be supressed and hidden away - she wants to be the one who walks in the sun - I.e. She walks to enjoy her life and her personal freedom.

    It's really quite a deep and intelligent song. The fact that it carries such a social/cultural message but that noone notices because of how catchy and up-beat It is just makes it more impressive.


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    Jan 3rd, 2014 1:11am report

    The song has been covered so many times by female and male artist, famous and unknown. I think the song is a representation of women in the 1980's. They just don't want to have fun, but they want to be treated equal; guys/males were always allowed to "have fun," with no repercussions. It is definitely a feministic view on women in society during the 80's! There is a lot more to it...


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    Oct 18th, 2013 10:23pm report

    Girls just wanna have fun. That's all there is to be said.


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    Apr 19th, 2013 4:50pm report

    Actually it is really about womens rights girls just WANNA have fun. and some boys take a beautiful girl and hide her away fro the rest of the world, i wanna be the one to walk in the sun


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    Aug 29th, 2012 8:55pm report

    its about girls wanting to have fun... xD

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