Weird year, full of round anniversaries. I first heard Cyndi Lauper’s When You Were Mine the day I bought my first cassette tape – her So Unusual album.*
Astounded as to how she’s stood the test of time, both in her early work and her present. Speaking of standing the test of time, I’m not sure when I first learned of the fact that Prince was the original writer of When You Were Mine. But I do remember being blown away by it. No embed, because Prince apparently pays an army of monkey lawyers to do takedowns of his work, no matter how obscure the corner of the internet.
*In fact, the original recording always surprises me when I don’t hear the warble of my tape.