Monday, September 25, 2017

"Money Changes Everything" by Cyndi Lauper

Song#:  2173
Date:  12/22/1984
Debut:  57
Peak:  27
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Pop, Rock

Pop Bits:  Lauper was four Top 10's deep into her debut album, She's So Unusual, when it was decided that this fifth single would be released. With the album's popularity winding down, this song had a more difficult time and could only manage a Top 30 showing at Pop. It was also able to reach #37 on the Rock chart. It would be the final single from the 6x platinum album.

ReduxReview:  I really liked this song and its associated concert video back in the day and hoped it would get in the Top 10. It should have, but by the time it was released the album was fading and it was a bit of a gamble just releasing the song. Lauper sells it so well and the note she holds near the end is awesome. It was another outstanding track from the newbie artist.

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  This is a remake of a song originally done by the Atlanta rock band The Brains. That band first recorded their original take in 1978. Written by band member Tom Gray, it was the a-side to an indie single that they released. The single helped the band get a record deal with Mercury, which lead to a self-titled debut LP in 1980 that was produced by Steve Lillywhite. The newly recorded version of this song was selected as the first single, but it failed to make an impression. The band was able to make more more album with Mercury before being dropped by the label. An indie EP followed, but by 1983 the band split. However, this song found its way to Cyndi Lauper and she nabbed it for the opening track of her debut solo album.


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