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Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" is the best-known version from songs with the same title.
Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" is the best-known version from songs with the same title.
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Record single by Cyndi Lauper: "Time After Time" (1984)


Here’s why this album should be in your collection!

“Time After Time” is the iconic single from She’s So Unusual, Cynthia Ann Stephanie (Cyndi) Lauper’s debut album.

Co-written by Lauper and Robert Hyman, the song draws its popularity from how well it describes many different kinds of relationships. It reached #1 on USA charts in 1984. “Time After Time” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards (1985), where Lauper won Best New Artist honors. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “She Bop,” and “All Through the Night” were also top four hits on USA charts during 1984.

The most memorable from an ever-growing list of covers include versions by Cassandra Wilson, INOJ, Tuck & Patti, Changing Faces, Eva Cassidy, Miles Davis, Everything but the Girl, John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness from the BBC TV shows Doctor Who and Torchwood), and a live duet featuring Lauper and Patti Labelle at the Grammies.

In 2013, Lauper promoted the release of a 30th Anniversary edition of She’s So Unusual with a world concert tour. The shows feature live performances of every song from the album and several others, including an encore of the chart-topping title track from Lauper’s second album, True Colors.

Both albums are available in CD and MP3 format from major vendors. Please consider purchasing them from a local independent record store.

Here’s an interesting fact!

Several songs are titled “Time After Time.” They include the 1947 jazz standard by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne.