Pop icon Cyndi Lauper took to Instagram earlier this week to thank her fans for taking the video to Girls just wanna have fun to new heights. The cheerful 1983 music video has just joined a very exclusive club reaching over a BILLION views on YouTube. the hour after hour The singer thanked her fans for “always supporting and inspiring me”.
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Girls just wanna have fun now brings the list of music videos with one billion views to 222. Four other music videos from the 1980s are part of this exclusive club. Guns N Roses, A-ha, Rick Astley and Michael Jackson each have a music video surpassing a billion views. Think you know which of their hits got picked? We will tell you at the end of the article!
the true colors the singer spoke about the enduring importance of Girls just wanna have fun. The song has been covered by over 30 different artists and inspired a movie of the same name. More importantly, it became a feminist anthem with millions of girls imitating Lauper’s signature hairstyle and colorful mismatched clothes. Girls just wanna have fun won the first-ever VMAs for Best Female Video.
Culture previously reported that,
“it was also one of the first of its kind to feature women of multiple races, conveying Lauper’s message of women’s equality in addition to gender equality”.
Lauper took this message home during an appearance on hello america saying,
“I wanted every little girl watching this video to have the joy of seeing themselves on this screen. I wanted us to be a community.
What about those other four videos from the 1980s with a billion views? Sweet Child O Mine by Guns N’ Roses, take on me by ha ha, Billie John by Michael Jackson and I’ll never abandon you by Rick Asley.
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