“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” was the first major single released by singer Cyndi Lauper as a solo artist in 1983. It gained renown as a feminist anthem, an award-winning video and a worldwide smash hit.The single reached number one in over ten countries, as well as reaching the Top 10 in over fifteen different countries. It reached number one in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, and Norway, and number two in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The song was written by Robert Hazard, who recorded it in 1979. He wrote it from a male point of view. For Lauper’s version, she changed the lyrics slightly to allow it to be performed by a female and Hazard approved the minor changes. Her version appeared on her 1983 debut solo record, She’s So Unusual.