Cyndi Lauper Reveals Her 5 Favorite Songs to Perform in Advance of Her Farewell Tour

Cyndi Lauper is preparing to launch her Girls Just Want to Have Fun Farewell Tour this fall. To promote the trek, Live Nation and Lauper have posted a video on their social media pages featuring the beloved entertainer sharing the five songs she enjoys singing the most in concert.

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The 71-year-old singer’s tour will begin with a North American leg that kicks off on October 18 in Montreal.

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“Sisters of Avalon”

Lauper’s first pick on hjer list of favorite songs to sing is a deep cut, the title track of her fifth studio album, Sisters of Avalon, which was released in 1996.

“It’s an underground thing,” Cyndi notes of the tune, which she co-wrote with Jan Pulsford. “I play a little guitar and its rock.”

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“Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

Her second choice is an obvious one, her signature tune “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”

Lauper says she loves performing her breakthrough 1983 hit “because I never really know what’s really going to happen.” She adds, “Depends on the audience and it’s always fun.”

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” appeared on Cyndi’s debut solo album, She’s So Unusual, and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“All Through the Night”

Lauper’s third pick is another song from She’s So Unusual, “All Through the Night,” which was written by Jules Shear.

Cyndi explains that when she sings the tune, she starts thinking about French chanteuse Edith Piaf. She adds, “I know that’s a little far-fetched, but that’s, pretty far-fetched.”

“All Through the Night” reached No. 5 on the Hot 100.

“Shine”

Next on her list is another lesser-known tune from her catalog, “Shine,” the title track of her eighth album, which was released in 2002.

“It makes people feel good,” she notes.

“She Bop”

Lauper’s fifth and final choice is yet another hit song from She’s So Unusual, “She Bop.”

Cyndi jokingly explains that she likes singing the tune “because, let’s face it, sometimes we’re all just a bunch of wankers.” The singer’s comment, of course, is a joking reference to the fact that “She Bop” is about masturbation.

Incidentally, “She Bop” peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100.

More About Lauper’s Upcoming Tour Plans

Before heading out on her Girls Just Want to Have Fun Farewell Tour, Lauper will perform at the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 20.

The North American leg of her trek is mapped out through a December 5 show in Chicago.

Lauper then will head to the U.K. and mainland Europe in February 2025.

Tickets for her farewell tour are on sale now via a variety of outlets, including StubHub.

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