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“Girls Just Want to Have Fun”: Excuse, Defiance, and Reassurance

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This is a reprint of an article written by Lucy Mao, which appeared on the All Music Guide website, June 15, 2022. I’m publishing it here as I thought it very interesting to take a close textual analysis of the lesser-known version of Lauper’s monster hit from September 1983. Girls Just Want To Have Fun:Excuse, Defiance, and Reassurance When most people hear the song Girls Just Want to Have Fun,…