Thursday, 27 February 2014

Cyndi Lauper VS Taylor Swift

At 22, All Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Cyndi Lauper is one of the most famous female singer/songwriters from the 1980's with hits such a 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', 'Time After Time' and 'True Colors'. Her debut album 'She's So Unusual' was released in 1983 and became an instant commercial success. Even today I still hear her songs on the radio and her name
is known by so many people, even those who, like me, were not born or alive during the 80's. I chose Cyndi Lauper because I feel like she represents the bouncy, energetic and fun-loving side of music in the 80's as well as the vibe it brought out in youth culture during that decade. Her music is harmless as in, she presents the choice of having fun, without getting drunk or doing drugs or god knows what else, something that is often referred to in music, particularly today. Because of this, she and her music have a positive infliction on the younger generation of which her music seems to be aimed at around this time.

In this respect, I feel that Cyndi Lauper and Taylor Swift have this representation of innocence in common with each other. Taylor Swift, at only 24 is a 7 times Grammy Award winner, last year she was honoured with The Pinnacle Award at the 2013 CMAs (Country Music Awards). In total, she has won an amazing 221 awards for various singles and albums, as well as Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist awards. Going back to what I was saying before, Taylor Swift doesn't sing or write about going out and having sex or
doing drugs and so on. Each song she writes tells a story, a proper, comprehensible story and that is something that is rare in today's music industry. She has been an incredible inspiration for people across the world and will continue to for years to come. She is simple, down to earth and friendly. Swift has become EXCESSIVELY rich from her career so far and she doesn't misuse the money. She is one of the most charitable of celebrities. I think her ability to keep her cool whilst still being so down to earth will be something that will be remembered in years to come.

"Long live the look on your face and bring on all the pretenders, one day,
                                                  We will be remembered..."
                                                                   - 'Long Live' by Taylor Swift, Speak Now

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