Cyndi Lauper

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2008 (The 2009 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
She's So Unusual (1983)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Time After Time (1983)
Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1983)
All Through the Night (1983)
True Colors (1986)

Cyndi Lauper @ Wikipedia

Cyndi Lauper Videos

Will Cyndi Lauper be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


63 comments so far (post your own)

She may not be a rock queen, but she has had a very successful career! I am not so sure that she'll be inducted, but with the current eligible artists, she deserves it just as much as, if not more than artists like Janet Jackson!

Posted by Kaylee on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 07:35am

Cyndi Lauper definately belongs in the Rock HOF!

Posted by Scott on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 15:00pm

Without a doubt Cyndi belongs. No other has tackled so many genres with great artistic
results. No one has shown constant growth over
a 25 year period both as a songwriter, musician,
performer and humanitarian. She epitomizes
everything rock music and rock musicians
should be. Creative rebellion.

Posted by Barney schulte on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 15:20pm

Cyndi should be in the Rock and roll hall of fame, she is an amazing performer and evolving artist. She influenced many artists of today and her songs eg. Girls Just Want to Fun, Time after Time, True Colors, I Drove All Night, All Through the Night etc.

Posted by Chad on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 16:13pm

There is no doubt that Cyndi Lauper belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! She can sing any style of music she chooses and make it her own. She has incredible talent and stage presence, and to top it off she gives a voice to people who are not always heard. Cyndi SHINES!!

Posted by Melissa Marsh on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 16:15pm

Cyndi Lauper is a living legend,and she without a shadow of a doubt MUST be inducted into the Rock HOF.I cannot think of too many artists that fall into her league. She is an individual..always has been always will be....the one and only......there will never in the history of the world be another Cyndi Lauper.She is the greatest and such a positive rolemodel for everyone of all ages.Her music continues to go strong and is continually being loved and adored by generation after generation.So yes......if anyone deserves to be inducted into the Rock HOF.......IT'S CYNDI LAUPER.....long live the queen!!! all hail Cyndi!!!!

Posted by kendra on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 17:39pm

Si. She should be inducted. Everyday you hear something about Cyndi Lauper. From one of her songs on the Radio or a song in a movie her singing in a commercial. Every day is Cyndi Lauper Day.

Posted by Johnny on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 17:45pm

Lauper's album has more merit because it's of own themes not of several themes . On her " The Body Acoustic " she has a show of great work of her grandiose really grandiose voice and array when oneself hears her album is hearing merely what she does in a concert . Lauper continues contributing great ideas she has ascended with her album “ The Body Acoustic “ she is a very good and different person . And it’s a great merit that she sings with only 1 musical instrument ! without a great promotion and she does a good job !

And although there are much many persons to detract from her new album saying things with ignorance they aren’t to take in mind the true new otriginality of her actual style her new album was very hoped by people and they solicited very much her realization of that and now Lauper does it with her exigent and meticulous style

The difference of Lauper is that she has had time for preparation not time to do vulgar scandalous actions everybody waits for the award for Lauper

Lauper ( The artist always with the “that´s me” style ) Lauper is the origin like in many times for pop , now the style black and wite 50s kind is an inspiration by Lauper .

And I ask who would be the traditional incapable commercer singer ? without her ridiculous and rickety scandals , nude body pretention on stage , 20 dancers , 7 members to chorus that run to aid her every time when they see that the voice of her alone is horrible , without her excess scenography , without her pornography , simply a commercer singer would be nothing , without say many other horrors like the degradation that the commercer singer does for the women’s image . Lauper isn't the simple and traditional commercer singer , she has support in nothing just and only in her voice and musical array and at last that's what keeps in the time and it´s impressive that she does her album with only 1 or 2 or just without a musical instrument . there is to do the mention that Lauper has more true preparation for art .

Lauper has not to hide her act back 20 dancers , 7 members to chorus and 2 ton of scenography , Lauper has only her talent on stage .

A true artist with this quality deserves more than an induction .

It's very very valuable to be oneself in the art , Lauper has really an exceptional , super strong and super plain encouragement to sustain her determination .
She really gets preparation , make effort to do her bequest , to do to art a way to the perfection of voice and arrays with high preparation and culture , although she knows so she doesn´t profit with her style because she's the true artist into a circle of singers that moment to mement do contamination to art with their purely commercial style by the scarcity of talent to sing , to do arrays or to do something else than to do sexual shows , violence and pornography .

Lauper does many more contributions to people about the art and moreover she does charity she does many more contributions by her ideas and convictions to people
Lauper thinks and is concsious of that the art is an important part in our culture .

The singers in the contemporary world of the rock pop music take inspiration in Lauper and they say it sincerely not by money like in much other cases , so Lauper is inspiration nacionally and internacionally her bequest is the most great ,she shows quality without vulgar scandal and sexual show Lauper is all an original matter .

It's very very respectable that Lauper prefers to benefit the art instead she with insanity to prefer (like other persons ) get benefit from the art . Everybody is waiting for the recognition to Lauper
I say Lauper is like Antonio Vivaldi , she is with great formation to the art , I'm proud of the way that Lauper is doing .

Posted by John Williams on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 19:21pm

Absolutely Cyndi Lauper belongs in the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame. She's one of the greatest artists in the history of pop music. Since her days as the lead singer of Blue Angel in 1977 to organizing the True Colors Tour in 2007 She's IMO the greatest female artist of all time. She's the queen of rock n roll. Nobody is better.

Posted by Alex on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 20:07pm

Duh - yes!!!! She has always done her own thing. Even if the industry did not back her 100% all the time, the true fans have been in it for the long run, and that's all that matters to Cyndi. She has touched many lives and hearts with her genuine spirit and unparalleled talent. She's an individual to the core, not wholly concerned with commercial success, and in today's music world, that is truly something to be celebrated. May you shine, Cyn! xoxo

Posted by lisa on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 21:56pm

Ms Lauper is a legend! She is such a talent artist who has not had the critical acclaim she deserves.

Her vocal ability is incredible. Her song writing evokes emotion on many different levels. She has had a successful career with many die hard fans from all over the world.

Cyndi Lauper definitely should be inducted to the ROH.

Posted by J on Sunday, 03.18.07 @ 04:08am

How could she not be? She is so underrated for once of the best rockers of all time. And as far as a female rocker, not to classify her like that, but... c'mon, she opened HUGE doors.

She's an amazing voice, musician, and artist.

Posted by Tony Garcia on Sunday, 03.18.07 @ 09:58am

Cyndi Lauper has been pumping out Great music since her debut. She is a true artist that stays true to herself and her craft. She is unique in every way. She is also an amazing LIVE performer! She definately needs to be put in. No questions asked. Shes a innovator and an a extremely gifted singer/songwriter/actress.

Posted by Ricky K on Monday, 03.19.07 @ 09:27am

It's been ages that she's been on HOF for crying out loud!

Posted by chubachuchu on Monday, 03.19.07 @ 12:44pm

Of course she sould be in the RRHOF! No one has had the influence that Cyn has had, or the staying power when all the cards were against her. She has blazed a trail of her own; add her talent, and we have a winner!

Posted by Jay R on Monday, 03.19.07 @ 18:43pm

cyndi belongs in the rock hall of fame. maybe she doesnt have the commercial success she once had but she still continues to evolve as an artist and is someone to be looked up to. cyndi is bold and takes chances whether they be popular or not. she has worked hard and has already proven herself time after time.

Posted by paul on Monday, 03.19.07 @ 19:06pm

Absolutely Cyndi Lauper should be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! The woman can SING and her music is ever evolving and changing. She can master a wide variety of music styles, making them all uniquely hers. Lauper '09!

Posted by Jonathan on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 13:32pm

It is simple: Cyndi Lauper is an angel of music.
She's one of the few people able to offer creative and vocal talent.
It really deserves to be in the hall of fame.

Posted by Pablo on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 18:24pm

Absolutely! Ms. Lauper should be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She was the very first female vocalist to get 4 top ten songs from her first debut album "She's so Unusual". Go Cyndi!

Posted by Fabrizio on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 18:31pm

Estoy de acuerdo, cuantas veces hemos visto a Cyndi cantando y disfrutando de su música; nunca la he visto acompañada de un coro o un conjunto de contorsionistas:) Ella es única en su estilo, por esto y muchas cosas que son obvias de decir respecto a su gran talento Cyndi Lauper should be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
I`m sorry. I don´t speak english so much.

Posted by adrian san on Thursday, 03.22.07 @ 10:47am

Mrs. Lauper is one of the singers that really had changed the music era. She left and still leaving footprints in order to other artists to follow and be inspired. She should be part of the Hall of Fame.

Posted by Noel Morgado-Santos on Saturday, 03.24.07 @ 14:43pm

Cyndi Lauper deserves to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of fame. She continues to market herself and produce albums and is well known all over the world. She is my hero and continues to keep me going in life with the use of her music.

She has changed changed the music era and paved the way for others to follow

Posted by Mark on Sunday, 03.25.07 @ 08:41am

CYNDI is the best singer......

25 years of solo carrer, cyndi it´s amazing!

Posted by DENIS on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 20:34pm

I doubt of the veracity of this votations this is so cloudy , disc's sales arent with reciprocity to what this site demostrates , we gonna see next disc's sales too , and see again the ardid , the first commentary is very insinuating , I don't like to do a vote

Posted by Netis on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 18:59pm

Rock on Cyndi Lauper! She's So Unusual has to be one of the top 5 best albums of the 1980's.

Posted by Moni3 on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 19:14pm

Cyndi Lauper truly deserve this Honor! No question about it!!!

Posted by Norm on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 22:07pm

Difinitely yes! Her songs like "Time After Time" and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" are now considered pop-rock classic. She is one of the artist that has shaped and defined the 80's pop-rock era.

Posted by Jonathan B. Soriano on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 22:01pm

as if there's any question. if her pre-fame career was taken into consideration, she could've been inducted ages ago. she's actually been performing since 1974, 1975 thereabouts. she began recording in 1977. her voice is otherworldly and her talent sadly oft overlooked.

Posted by Gwen on Tuesday, 05.6.08 @ 20:49pm

cyndi rocks her voice amazing she desearve it she is so underated go cyndi

Posted by Danny on Friday, 05.23.08 @ 15:43pm

Cyndi Lauper is not only a queen of rock, she is one of the first queens of MTV. The criteria for the Rock and Roll hall of fame isn't "How long one has been successful." Granted--she has sold over 55 million albums to date (that's quite successful), but how "Influencial one has been in music's growth," and every artist that has ever built their reputation on individuality and radical spunk is forever in her debt.

Cyndi Lauper is original; she is iconic; however, most importantly, is the epitome of what Rock and Roll has become today beacause--simply--she defined our generation.

Posted by Brent Adams on Wednesday, 06.18.08 @ 21:54pm

Although Cyndi Lauper was solely responsible for making "Yaahhh-yah-YEEEEEEEE-yaaah" (imitating the sound she made on the "We Are the World" record) a household word, I doubt that she has the credentials to make the Hall.

Posted by Joe on Wednesday, 07.16.08 @ 20:11pm

I think what may hold Cyndi back from consideration is that she hasn't done enough- and albums post-She's So Unudual just weren't comparable (though there have been some good tracks along the way). "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and 'Time After Time" are impactful classics, no doubt- but, is that enough for the HOF to consider her?

Posted by JR on Monday, 07.21.08 @ 12:07pm

poor uninformed Joe!

Posted by J on Wednesday, 08.13.08 @ 18:31pm

more than being the QUEEN OF FUN, this woman defined a generation of music and feminism. her impact both as an artist and an icon paved ways and certainly inspired even the new generation of "artists" nowadays.

her creativity in music along with her unique voice are just some proofs why this legendary artist deserves to join the hall.

just ask anyone to name three singers in the 80's, i'm sure CYNDI LAUPER would be one. or simply ask someone to sing a verse from a famous 1980's song, he or she will sing: "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun."

the verdict: YES...absolutely 100% CYNDI LAUPER should be inducted in the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME.

Posted by Kim Jones on Thursday, 08.14.08 @ 05:25am


Posted by Kim Jones on Thursday, 08.14.08 @ 05:42am

wow, must of been asleep during the time lauper and run dmc became rock bands

Posted by elohel on Tuesday, 09.9.08 @ 19:07pm

She deserves it! Her music is so underrated. She just need her voice to perform. No dancers, band, back singers, instruments are needed. Just her voice and her talent are enough for an out of this world concert. Cyndi Lauper is a real musician and one of the best songwriters of our generation.

Posted by Noel Morgado-Santos on Tuesday, 09.9.08 @ 21:18pm

Cyndi lauper is a true artist. She should defiintely be inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame!

Posted by Julie on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 22:12pm

Hey man, i believe if Madonna was inducted and is a very poor singer, Cyndi lauper is by far a better singer. It should not always be Quantity of record sales if should be Quality... Sex sells and that is all madonna has sold thru out her career. cyndi is by far a better singer.. thank you.

Posted by rey on Friday, 10.17.08 @ 06:18am

Absolutely! Cyndi Lauper deserves to be a Hall of Famer 100%. She's been active all these years since her phenomenal debut album in the early 80's w/c launched her career to the stratosphere. The craze she created then, along w/ rival Madonna has inspired and influenced many fans and artists. Her songs have become timeless classics and have been covered countless times by other famous singers and movie soundtracks. She has legions of loyal fans worldwide. Aside from recording, she's also been active in the concert scenes worldwide all these years. She has won respectale awards like an Emmy and multiple Grammies including Best New Artist, to name a few. She's also active in socio-civic projects to help some marginalized groups. She's ubiquitous in the internet and has earned an iconic status. Most of all, her classic hits are still famous up to now even among the young generation.

Posted by powder on Monday, 12.22.08 @ 15:12pm

Cyndi Lauper should be inducted because she's a TRUE musician.She don't do no 20 back up dancers, lip synching, voice ovas, degradin' dress, or an album focused solely on SEX SEX SEX!She jes use her voice, her guitar, omnichord, guitar, or Appalachian dulcimer, and unbelievable stage presence.She's an example of what an artist SHOULD be.An original.SOmeone who will give commercial pop the finger.She has inspired me to be myself and not what others wanted me to be with her song "True Colors".Her songs of the '90's, though not big hits, influenced me as a songwriter.SHE SHOULD BE INDUCTED.

Posted by Akee on Sunday, 03.22.09 @ 04:22am

Cyndi Lauper should be inducted because she's a TRUE musician.She don't do no 20 back up dancers, lip synching, voice ovas, degradin' dress, or an album focused solely on SEX SEX SEX!She jes use her voice, her guitar, omnichord, guitar, or Appalachian dulcimer, and unbelievable stage presence.She's an example of what an artist SHOULD be.An original.SOmeone who will give commercial pop the finger.She has inspired me to be myself and not what others wanted me to be with her song "True Colors".Her songs of the '90's, though not big hits, influenced me as a songwriter.SHE SHOULD BE INDUCTED.

Posted by Akee on Sunday, 03.22.09 @ 04:22am

She has talent I agree she dosen't hide behind a 3 ring circus .. I wish her luck...!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 03.22.09 @ 10:25am

Cyndi Lauper is an angel of music. Her contribution to the modern popular music can't be overestimated. She so deserves it. Even me (the fan of prog. rock/metal and bands such as Led Zeppelin, Tool and DT) who doesn't listen to pop music that much, understands it. She is so genuine and bright vocalist with an amazing voice and very talented song writer who continues to grow and evolve and yeah she made the 80's in some way with her incredible style.

Posted by Damon on Saturday, 06.27.09 @ 10:19am

Settle down fanboys, she will never get in 100%. She was one of those irrevelant, mindless, mtv dance/hair metal (Cyndi is one of the dance acts) acts back in the day. Those artists are kept out for a reason. No way she should get in. Even the one hit wonder "Melt With You" group Modern English has a better chance.

Posted by on Saturday, 06.27.09 @ 12:09pm,

you are right that they keep out MTV dance and hair metal artists from the 1980s. However, the real reason they keep them out of discussion is fear of voter deadlock between critics on the one hand and record company executives. This deadlock similarly keeps firmly out the non-rap critical icons of the 1980s like Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, Black Flag and so on.

Posted by Julien Peter Benney on Sunday, 06.28.09 @ 00:23am

cyndi's roots are rock and it comes out in her live shows. her contribution to music of all genres has proven she is a true musical artist and talent. she absoulutely deserves to be inducted!

Posted by switz on Friday, 04.16.10 @ 04:32am

I dunno how they do their judging but all I can say to them for consideration to put CYNDI LAUPER is this: IMAGINE 1984 WITHOUT CYNDI LAUPER OR THE SONG "GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN".

Posted by Cee on Friday, 04.16.10 @ 09:42am

A true legend like Lauper can't be discluded from this type of honour.

If any female rocker deserves it, it is her.

Look up creativity in the dictionary and you find a picture of Lauper.

Her music has substance and most of all, she is a songwriter that can actually SING. No auto-tunes with this artist!!!

Posted by musicrocks on Tuesday, 06.22.10 @ 13:05pm

I think All Through The Night was inspired by Onward Christian Soldiers.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 07.20.10 @ 15:09pm

Sweet Baby J, the kiddos here who are calling her a one-hit wonder (crunchypete!) have some youtubing to do. Look up I'm Gonna Be Strong (from 1980; yes, she had a career prior to She's So Unusual) and try to tell me she isn't a powerhouse.

She's suffered a lot of injustice at the hands of the industry, namely mismanagement and lack of promotion by Sony, who obviously don't know a good thing when they've got it. Not including her in the HOF would only add insult to injury. She's a great singer who deserves more widespread recognition. She's got a set of pipes on her the dudes from Modern English could only dream of!

Posted by Lisa on Sunday, 11.21.10 @ 20:02pm

Cyndi Lauper deserves to be in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame!! She is a true artist who worked her way from the bottom all the way to the top!! She has worked hard and succeeded in becoming the awesome rocker she is today!! Peace and Love!!

Posted by Lori on Tuesday, 06.21.11 @ 21:35pm

who cares anymore. everyone knows the hall of fame is a joke... there's so many things wrong with this whole hall of fame induction process i don't even have time to write it all. there's so many great artist that aren't in it that it's pointless anymore..

Posted by danny on Wednesday, 09.14.11 @ 22:03pm

Of course Cyndi needs to be in! Her influence on pop/rock is inevitable. I'm sure nearly everyone on earth has heard Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Posted by Person on Thursday, 01.5.12 @ 18:26pm

Yes Cyndi Lauper has got the place, but in exhibit window.
The first female singer to have four top-five singles released from one album and that was Cyndi Lauper.
She is 58 years and she didn't stop creating.

Shame on Rock 'n' Roll hall of Fame.
Shame on music industry.

Posted by Zlatt on Friday, 01.27.12 @ 12:02pm

Shame on the industry?

what have they done exactly?

she's not in the hall because there are more worthy people ahead of her.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 01.27.12 @ 16:50pm

I like her but to be honest she probably didn't do enough to warrant induction. She had a big commercial success with She's So Unusual (1983) and a pretty successful second album, True Colors (1986). But the reality is that she faded out very quickly. Nor was she exactly innovative. And some of her main hits, such as Girl's Just Want To Have Fun, were written for her, while the song True Colors was by and large due to the Steinberg/Kelly writing team that also wrote for Madonna and the Pretenders. It should also be noted that she only released three albums from 1983-1989. That is a significant reason why her career flamed out commercially. I would say that by comparison other artists such as Pat Benatar have a better claim.

Posted by astrodog on Saturday, 01.28.12 @ 01:03am

Cyndi Lauper made some Classic songs. Time After Time is my favorite in her catalogue of hits. Think she falls short of induction as of 2014. I can't put in Cyndi Lauper over Def Leppard,Duran Duran,Scorpions,Bon Jovi,Chicago,Pat Benatar,and several other worthy artists waiting induction. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 01.29.14 @ 22:45pm

Cyndi will definitely make it into the rock and roll hall of fame.

Posted by larry on Sunday, 04.6.14 @ 11:12am

At this point in her career Cyndi has already earned an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony. It's only a matter of time until she has her Oscar. Damn right she should be in the HOF!!!

Posted by Avenger280 on Tuesday, 05.13.14 @ 05:20am

OF COURSE!!!!!!!

Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 22:34pm

Yes, Cyndi does belong in the RRHOF. Many different reasons for that, but unfortunately she's in a long line of female singer/songwriters/solo performers that are waiting to get in.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Sunday, 08.2.15 @ 20:47pm

Cyndi has been my girl since I first heard "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" on the radio which was so vibrant at that time on the airwaves.

Cyndi is the total package as someone who is very DIY. She was a great songwriter and picked great material. When songs were a little bit sexist, she would change lyrics to portray her point of view (and also making her eligible for those royalty credits).

Besides writing, she took a hand in her wardrobe (bringing that punk/DIY look to the mainstream), designing the album covers (the painted shoes of the back of "She's So Unusual" was her work, helping mold her music videos including learning to edit. With David Wolf, they got together with Captain Lou and later Vince to create Rock N Wrestling which helped them get free publicity for her record which started slowly and became a hit because of that connection (kind of like early social media in an era before Twitter, etc)

She might have been her own worse enemy with the record company but she stuck to her guns and kept her image that she worked hard for without relying on the sex angle so many female singers do or get forced into.

With her early videos, she incorporated great videos while relying on friends and family. She made it cool for young girls to love their mothers, dress how they feel and stand up for themselves. One thing Cyndi fought for in the "Girls" video was to have girls of different body types and ethnicities so any girl watching would see themselves. With todays TV climate, she was way far ahead on that.

Her resume keeps getting stronger getting acclaim for her dance and blues albums, being the first solo women to win a Tony for best score and her recent Songwriting Hall Of Fame induction which in my opinion is the more meaningful Hall to be in.

She continues to march at the beat of her own drum, put out the music she wants in all it's beautiful diversity and putting on some of the best shows I have seen. Watching her climb speakers and dance in the crowd climbing over chairs is a lot of fun.

Does she rock, check out "Above The Clouds" with Jeff Beck or her duet with Scott Weiland on "Barbarella".

She should make it in given time.

Posted by Wild At Heart on Wednesday, 09.2.15 @ 20:25pm

She is one of a kind! She definitely belongs!

Posted by Christopher on Friday, 11.10.17 @ 19:08pm

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