Trivia / Cyndi Lauper

  • Executive Meddling: Cyndi went through this while working on the music for "The Goonies". For starters, filming the music video for the title track was less than an enjoyable experience. Richard Donner, apparently, was a pushy director and wanted things done a certain way and forced Lauper to keep going, even when she was exhausted. In a behind-the-scenes documentary of the video, the viewer can see Donner being pushy and doing lots of takes on scenes.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Thanks to her tireless work for LGBT rights, her colorful image, and songs like "True Colors", she's a huge gay icon and regularly shows up at LGBT events as support.
  • Old Shame: "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" from (of course) The Goonies soundtrack. She hated the song for a long time, and it took until 2003 for her to even include it on a compilation, and until 2004 to even sing part of the song live.
    • In 2012, she recorded a parody of the song, "Taffy Butt," for a Goonies-inspired episode of Bob's Burgers at her son's insistence.
      • Lauper is also not too fond of her third album, 1989's "A Night to Remember" which she prefers to call "A Night to Forget" due to the album selling poorly, as well as drama involving her boyfriend David Wolf and the disassociation with the overall album production.
  • Publisher-Chosen Title: Much to Cyndi's anger, she was forced to change the title of the song "Good Enough" to "The Goonies R Good Enough". The official title of the song is just "Good Enough", as is the way Cyndi had titled it when it was written and the way she announced it at concerts. She never said the 'new' title, "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough", at any concert. It was changed, only in name, because Warner Brothers Studio insisted that the marketing pointed towards the film and that is when "The Goonies 'R'" was tacked on to the title of the song.
  • Romance on the Set: Cyndi Lauper dated Hulk Hogan during her stint with the WWF. However, in this clip, Hogan seems to suggest that he physically abused Lauper.