Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
Song Title: Time After Time
Artist: Cyndi Lauper
Date of release: 27th of January 1984
Description: ” Time After Time ” is by Cyndi Lauper ( Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper ), the American singer, songwriter and actress. A successful career that has spanned over 30 years, Cyndi’s debut solo Album She’s So Unusual, released in 1983 was the first debut female Album to have four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
The Album is present on the Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Cyndi is considered by many to be a pop icon; she has sold 20 Million singles and over 50 Million records. The multi-award winning singer has won countless awards during her career, these include Grammys, Emmys, Tonys, the New York’s Outer Critics Circle, MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), Billboard Awards, and American Music Awards (AMAs). Along with the awards, Cyndi has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
” Time After Time ” was written by Rob Hyman and Cyndi Lauper. Rob is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer, arranger and recording studio owner. He is best known as one of the founding members of The Hooters, the rock band. Not only did Rob co-write the song with Cyndi, but he also provided backing vocals during the chorus. He wrote, played and arranged tracks for the US singer Joan Osborne’s debut Album, Relish. The Album went on to be nominated for five Grammy Awards, which included Album of the Year.
Production for the single was by Rick Chertoff, the American producer. The Five-time Grammy-nominated producer has worked with Joan Osborne and Sophie B. Hawkins. Not just an award-winning producer, Rick also co-wrote and co-produced ” Christmas of Love “, featured in the film How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The film was directed by Ron Howard ( Happy Days Richie Cunningham ) and starred Jim Carrey as the Grinch.
” Time After Time ” was released on the 27th of January 1984 by record label Epic ( Sony Music Entertainment ) and was taken as the second single from Cyndi’s debut Album, She’s So Unusual. The Album, released on the 14th of October 1983 by Portrait Records ( Sony Music Entertainment ), is her best-selling Album to date. It reached a peak of number four on the Billboard 200 Chart, staying in the top forty for sixty-five weeks. She’s So Unusual has sold over six million copies in the United States alone and somewhere in the region of sixteen million copies of the record worldwide.
The inspiration for the song came after both Cyndi and Rob were experiencing similar problems with relationships. Rob was coming out of a longtime relationship, while Cyndi’s relationship with David Wolff, her then boyfriend, was in difficulties. The inspiration for the title was from when Cyndi was writing and needed a working title; she was looking through a TV guide at movie titles, choosing Time After Time, a 1979 science fiction movie which starred Malcolm McDowell, David Warner and Mary Steenburgen. As just a working title initially, when Cyndi tried to change the title later on it stuck. Cyndi then said it couldn’t be removed without the song falling apart.
The accompanying music video was directed by Edd Griles, the American television producer and music video director. He has worked with a variety of artists including Huey Lewis and the News, Sheena Easton and Blue Angel ( Cyndi Lauper’s former band ).
The video is based on a young woman leaving her lover behind when she becomes homesick and worried about her mother. Along with Cyndi, the video also features her mother, brother and David Wolff, her then-boyfriend. Lou Albano who plays the cook was on Cyndi’s Billboard Hot 100 chart number 2 hit ” Girls Just Want to Have Fun ” video.
” Time After Time ” was a commercial success for Cyndi. In the United States, the song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and held the top spot for two weeks. The song spent twenty weeks on the chart there. It also reached a peak of Number One on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart, number ten on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and Number One on the Cash Box Top 100 Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 24th of March 1984 and reached a peak of number three. It spent six weeks in the Top Ten and a total of eighteen weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 3
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (Kent Music Report) 6, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 5, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 3, Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders) 3, Canada Top Singles (RPM) 1, Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) 1, Canada (CHUM) 2, France (SNEP) 9, Germany (Official German Charts) 6, Ireland (IRMA) 2, Italy (FIMI) 5, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 8, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 5, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 3, South Africa (Springbok Radio) 25, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 10, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 7
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/CyndiLauper