Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some

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Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some
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Greatest hits album by Cyndi Lauper
Released August 22, 1994
Recorded 1981–1994
Genre
Length 57:52
Label Epic
Producer Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper chronology
Hat Full of Stars
(1993)Hat Full of Stars1993
Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some
(1994)
Wanna Have Fun
(1996)Wanna Have Fun1996
Singles from Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some
  1. "(Hey Now) Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
    Released: July 25, 1994
  2. "I'm Gonna Be Strong"
    Released: October 10, 1994
  3. "Come on Home"
    Released: November 21, 1995

Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some is a 1994 greatest hits album by American recording artist Cyndi Lauper. The album sold over 6 million copies worldwide. The album has sold 565,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[1]

Release[edit]

In the United States the album has 14 tracks. 11 are previously released hits; "I'm Gonna Be Strong" is a Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil track Lauper re-recorded, having previously performed it on her debut album Blue Angel. "(Hey Now) Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is a re-recording of one of her biggest hits; it has been completely reworked to incorporate a reggae feel based on Redbone's 1974 hit "Come and Get Your Love" (for which Redbone member Lolly Vegas received a songwriting credit). A music video featuring drag queens was shot to accompany this single and it aired heavily on television. It was also featured in the film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. The track "Come on Home" was also new; two versions were recorded, one running 4:33 (the US version) and one running 4:36 (the international version). Internationally the album has 16 tracks (17 in Japan).

There was some issue with the division of royalties due to the wide array of co-writers on the various tracks that prevented Lauper from releasing the longer version in the United States. Conceptually the album was originally called "13 Deadly Cyns" and in fact a promotional cassette with this title (and an alternate track listing) was pressed and distributed in the United Kingdom in June 1992.

Critical reception[edit]

In his review for Allmusic, music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave the album four out of five stars and said that it succeeds as a greatest hits collection, but felt that apart from "True Colors" and "Change of Heart", all of Lauper's best and most successful songs are already on She's So Unusual, which he said is "a more consistent and entertaining album."[2] Robert Christgau gave the album a "C" grade and similarly felt that Lauper's subsequent material was inferior.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)EditionLength
1."I'm Gonna Be Strong" (new recording)Barry Mann, Cynthia WeilAll3:52
2."Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (from She's So Unusual, 1983)Robert HazardAll3:54
3."Money Changes Everything" (from She's So Unusual, 1983)Tom GrayAll5:04
4."Time After Time" (from She's So Unusual, 1983)Cyndi Lauper, Rob HymanAll4:04
5."She Bop (7" Single Remix)" (from She's So Unusual, 1983)Cyndi Lauper, Gary Corbett, Rick Chertoff, Stephen Broughton LuntAll3:46
6."All Through the Night" (from She's So Unusual, 1983)Jules ShearAll4:29
7."Change of Heart" (from True Colors, 1986)Cyndi Lauper, Essra MohawkAll4:25
8."True Colors" (from True Colors, 1986)Billy Steinberg, Tom KellyAll3:47
9."What's Going On (7" Single Remix)" (from True Colors, 1986)Marvin Gaye, Al Cleveland, Renaldo BensonAll3:54
10."I Drove All Night" (from A Night to Remember, 1989)Billy Steinberg, Tom KellyAll4:12
11."The World Is Stone" (from Starmania/Tycoon (Soundtrack), 1992)Luc Plamondon, Michel Berger, Tim RiceInternational, Japan4:25
12."Who Let in the Rain" (from Hat Full of Stars, 1993)Cyndi Lauper, Allee WillisInternational, Japan4:37
13."That's What I Think (Single Edit)" (from Hat Full of Stars, 1993)Cyndi Lauper, Allee Willis, Eric Bazilian, Rob HymanAll4:23
14."Sally's Pigeons" (from Hat Full of Stars, 1993)Cyndi Lauper, Mary Chapin CarpenterAll3:46
15."(Hey Now) Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (new recording)Lolly Vegas, Robert HazardAll3:54
16."Come on Home" (new recording; US version released in 1995 (instead of 1994 as the rest of the world) contains unique alternate mix)Cyndi Lauper, Jan PulsfordAll4:33
17."Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)" (from Vibes (soundtrack), 1988)Richard OrangeJapan4:03
Note

Personnel[edit]

  • Cyndi Lauper, Stacy Drummond – art direction
  • Michelle Willems – design
  • Kim Stringfellow – photography
  • Marlow Palleja – cover lettering
  • Laura Wills – styling
  • Jody Morlock – makeup
  • Helena Occhipinti – hair

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[20] Gold 30,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[21] Gold 100,000*
China[20] Platinum 40,000*
France (SNEP)[22] Platinum 396,500*
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[20] Platinum 20,000*
Italy (FIMI)[20] Gold 50,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[23] Million 1,000,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[24] Gold 7,500^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[25] Gold 25,000^
Taiwan (RIT)[20] Platinum 50,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[27] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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