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Cyndi Lauper’s Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

Happy birthday, Cyndi Lauper! In honor of the versatile pop star's special day, we're looking at her biggest hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100.

Happy birthday, Cyndi Lauper! In honor of the versatile pop star’s special day, we’re looking at her biggest hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lauper arrived on the chart with her iconic debut single “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” which rose to No. 2 in March 1984. From there, she’s landed an additional 13 titles on the chart, including seven more top 10s. She scored her first Hot 100 No. 1 with “Girls” follow-up “Time After Time,” which reigned for two weeks in June 1984, and led again with her self-empowerment anthem “True Colors,” which also led for two weeks, in 1986.


On the Billboard 200, Lauper has earned 11 charted albums, including two top 10s. Her work has also earned her two Grammy Awards (including best new artist in 1985), an Emmy Award and a Tony Award.

Cyndi Lauper’s Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits
Rank, Title, Peak Position, Peak Date

1, “Time After Time,” No. 1 (two weeks), June 9, 1984
2, “True Colors,” No. 1 (two weeks), Oct. 25, 1986
3, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” No. 2, March 10, 1984
4, “She Bop,” No. 3, Sept. 8, 1984
5, “Change of Heart,” No. 3, Feb. 14, 1987
6, “All Through the Night,” No. 5, Dec. 8, 1984
7, “I Drove All Night,” No. 6, July 8, 1989
8, “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough,” No. 10, July 13, 1985
9, “What’s Going On,” No. 12, May 9, 1987
10, “Money Changes Everything,” No. 27, Feb. 9, 1985

Cyndi Laupers Biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, through the July 1, 2017 ranking. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.