Cyndi Lauper Reveals Which ‘Wonderful’ Taylor Swift Album Turned Her into a Fan of the Superstar
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Cyndi Lauper Reveals Which ‘Wonderful’ Taylor Swift Album Turned Her into a Fan of the Superstar

Cyndi Lauper knows the moment she became a Swiftie.

Cyndi Lauper, the 71-year-old “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” icon, opened up about her Taylor Swift fandom in a new interview with BBC’s The One Show. She revealed which album turned her on to the global pop superstar’s work.

“Look, I like her,” Lauper told the outlet. “I think she’s terrific. As an artist, she writes some wonderful songs.”

The Grammy winner then detailed her introduction to Swift’s music. “I first started listening during the pandemic, when she went and hibernated and did that wonderful folk record,” she said, appearing to reference 2020’s Folklore.

“It was wonderful,” added Lauper. “I’m proud of her.”

The two musicians have crossed paths in the past, as they’ve been photographed together at various awards shows. Swift also performed during Lauper’s virtual Home for the Holidays concert — shortly after the release of Folklore.


Taylor Swift and Cyndi Lauper in Los Angeles in January 2014.


Lauper previously praised the chart-topping album, which featured the hits “Cardigan,” “Exile” and “Willow,” in a 2021 interview with Rolling Stone. “She’s always been a wonderful writer, but that album was poetry,” she said at the time.

Swift is currently performing shows in Europe on her Eras Tour.

During a recent performance at London’s Wembley Stadium, she was joined on stage by her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, during the “I Can Do It with a Broken Heart” outfit change.

“I’m still cracking up/swooning over @killatrav’s Eras Tour debut 🥰 Never going to forget these shows,” Swift wrote on Instagram afterwards.

Lauper, on the other hand, recently announced her massive upcoming “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour.” It consists of a 23-date string of arena concerts in celebration of her decades-long career.

The “True Colors” artist’s first major headlining tour since 2013, the run kicks off Friday, Oct. 18 in Montreal and continue its North American leg through Dec. 5 in Chicago.

In an October 2022 interview, Lauper previously teased the idea of a farewell tour. “I might go out on tour one more time — big time — and maybe be the headliner,” she said at the time.

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