Hear a refreshing take on the Cyndi Lauper classic, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” in this Then and Now installment!
While artists in various fields are busy applying modern touches to older works, cover band *Postmodern Jukebox* and singer *Robyn Adele Anderson* did the exact opposite as they performed “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” as a 1912 vintage waltz. This was the brainchild of Scott Bradlee, member of Postmodern Jukebox. On the YouTube page of its video, he wrote:
Some of you may already know that I contributed a few musical arrangements to the game Bioshock Infinite. The cover of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” that appears in the game was actually done by James Bonney, the music supervisor that found me online years ago and hired me for the game. So, as my way of saying thank you to Jim, Ken Levine, and the rest of the team at Irrational Games, here’s my arrangement of Jim’s waltz arrangement of the Cyndi Lauper 80’s classic, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
Modern performers don’t always hit it right when it comes to covers, but Postmodern Jukebox and Anderson’s version is certainly an exception. Theirs is a far cry from the original, but a brilliant one at that!
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