Switched on Pop
Switched on Pop
The Cyndi Lauper Conspiracy (with Sam Sanders)
36 minutes Posted Nov 24, 2020 at 2:00 am.
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Every song Cyndi Lauper writes is pop perfection according to Sam Sanders, host of NPR’s “It’s Been A Minute.” Many fall for “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” but Sanders's favorite song is the slow burner “All Through The Night,” save for one moment: the synthesizer solo. For Sanders, this solo never fit in. Charlie investigates the source of his musical malady and uncovers how the 80s got its groove. 

Songs Discussed

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time

Cyndi Lauper - She Bop

Cyndi Lauper - All Through the Night

Janet Jackson - When I Think Of You

Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle

Janet Jackson - Nasty

Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone

Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All

Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever

Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It

Cyndi Lauper - Change Of Heart

Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight

Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes

Tom Petty - You Got Lucky

Cars - Lets Go

Talking Heads - Burning Down The House

Parliament Funkadelic - Atomic Dog

The Weeknd - Blinding Lights

Dua Lipa - Physical

Little Mix - Break Up Song

Miley Cyrus - Heart of Glass (Blondie Cover)


Read Dr. Megan L. Lavengood's research on the DX7: https://meganlavengood.com/research/

Listen to Dave Smith's (recently re-released) Sequential Prophet 5 synthesizer: https://www.sequential.com/product/prophet-5/

Learn about William Wittman's production credits on Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/artist/170639-William-Wittman

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