36 min

The Cyndi Lauper Conspiracy (with Sam Sanders) Switched on Pop

    • Music Commentary

Every song Cyndi Lauper writes is pop perfection according to Sam Sanders, host of NPR’s “It’s Been A Minute.” Many fall for “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” but Sanders's favorite song is the slow burner “All Through The Night,” save for one moment: the synthesizer solo. For Sanders, this solo never fit in. Charlie investigates the source of his musical malady and uncovers how the 80s got its groove. 

Songs Discussed
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper - She Bop
Cyndi Lauper - All Through the Night
Janet Jackson - When I Think Of You
Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle
Janet Jackson - Nasty
Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone
Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All
Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever
Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
Cyndi Lauper - Change Of Heart
Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
Tom Petty - You Got Lucky
Cars - Lets Go
Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
Parliament Funkadelic - Atomic Dog
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
Dua Lipa - Physical
Little Mix - Break Up Song
Miley Cyrus - Heart of Glass (Blondie Cover)

More
Read Dr. Megan L. Lavengood's research on the DX7: https://meganlavengood.com/research/
Listen to Dave Smith's (recently re-released) Sequential Prophet 5 synthesizer: https://www.sequential.com/product/prophet-5/
Learn about William Wittman's production credits on Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/artist/170639-William-Wittman
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Every song Cyndi Lauper writes is pop perfection according to Sam Sanders, host of NPR’s “It’s Been A Minute.” Many fall for “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” but Sanders's favorite song is the slow burner “All Through The Night,” save for one moment: the synthesizer solo. For Sanders, this solo never fit in. Charlie investigates the source of his musical malady and uncovers how the 80s got its groove. 

Songs Discussed
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper - She Bop
Cyndi Lauper - All Through the Night
Janet Jackson - When I Think Of You
Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle
Janet Jackson - Nasty
Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone
Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All
Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever
Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
Cyndi Lauper - Change Of Heart
Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
Tom Petty - You Got Lucky
Cars - Lets Go
Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
Parliament Funkadelic - Atomic Dog
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
Dua Lipa - Physical
Little Mix - Break Up Song
Miley Cyrus - Heart of Glass (Blondie Cover)

More
Read Dr. Megan L. Lavengood's research on the DX7: https://meganlavengood.com/research/
Listen to Dave Smith's (recently re-released) Sequential Prophet 5 synthesizer: https://www.sequential.com/product/prophet-5/
Learn about William Wittman's production credits on Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/artist/170639-William-Wittman
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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