Friday, April 16, 2010

Kick A** Music: Cyndi Lauper "When You Were Mine"

A Favorite song of mine from the Eighties....

"When You Were Mine", a cover of Prince's song that was later released as a promotional single in 1985. Lauper spent 1984 touring and promoting She's So Unusual. By the end of the year, she was the first female to have four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 Top Five hits from one album. The LP itself stayed in the Top 40 charts for more than 65 weeks and sold 16 million copies worldwide - more than 6 1/2 million in the United States alone.  Watch Cyndi's American Music Awards performance of "When You Were Mine" after the jump.

Cyndi Lauper's cover version of "When You Were Mine".... Lauper did not change the pronoun gender in the song lyrics, which caused it to allude that the lost love to whom she is singing is having a new affair with another man. The single was released in Canada and Japan. Lauper performed the single at the 1985 American Music Awards. In the U.S., Lauper released it as a promo-only single and more recently in 2003 on "The Essential Cyndi Lauper"


  1. A true 80's tune, and how about this one: Money Changes Everything! That spoke volumes about the 80's!

  2. truth....i love that whole album....classic!