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Cyndi Lauper — She Bop
Album: She's So Unusual
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Released: 1983
Length: 3:44
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We-hell-I see him every night in tight blue jeans--
In the pages of a Blue Boy magazine
Hey I've been looking for a new sensation
I'm picking up--good vibrations--
Oop--she bop--

Do I wanna go out with a lion's roar
Huh, yea, I wanna go south n get me some more
Hey, they say that a stitch in time saves nine
They say I better stop--or I'll go blind
Oop--she bop--she bop

She bop--he bop--a--we bop
I bop--you bop--a--they bop
Be bop--be bop--a--lu--bop,
I hope He will understand
She bop--he bop--a--we bop
I bop--you bop--a--they bop
Be bop--be bop--a--lu--she bop,
Oo--oo--she--do--she bop--she bop

(whistle)...

Hey, hey--they say I better get a chaperone
Because I can't stop messin' with the danger zone
No, I won't worry, and I won't fret--
There ain't no law against it yet--
Oop--she bop--she bop--

She bop--he bop--a--we bop
I bop--you bop--a--they bop
Be bop--be bop--a--lu--bop,
I hope He will understand
She bop--he bop--a--we bop
I bop--you bop--a--they bop
Be bop--be bop--a--lu--she bop,
Oo--oo--she--do--she bop--she bop
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A thrill to hear
Once a daily and habitual tune
Now an old new flavour
I think this was the first album I ever had. This one and the Thompson Twins :)
 Proclivities wrote:

I thought everyone knew that. It was pretty well known 35 years ago; I guess people forgot.
 

You might be surprised how many people pay no attention to the meaning of song lyrics. As Paul Simon sang, "I could say oo oo oo as if everybody knows what I'm talking about".
 mrtuba9 wrote:


I never read the lyrics until I read your comments. Excellent observation and an opinion I share. I definitely he-bopped earlier that the year this song came out!!! 
 
I'd also add:
"Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello & Attractions
"Turning Japanese" by The Vapors

 Relayer wrote:


Add to the list Pictures of Lilly by The Who.

I give the song an 8 because it is a nice enough pop song, but also because she dared to be a little more open about the taboo subject than other songs.  I am sure back in the day conservative parents were all upset about a song that dared to say it was ok to  pleasure oneself.
 
Don't forget Rosie by Jackson Browne.
Change it to She Bobs and you get a whole different song.
she was best bop star...
Did I really just hear this s***e on RP?  PSD as rapidly as possible!!
 Relayer wrote:


Add to the list Pictures of Lilly by The Who.

I give the song an 8 because it is a nice enough pop song, but also because she dared to be a little more open about the taboo subject than other songs.  I am sure back in the day conservative parents were all upset about a song that dared to say it was ok to  pleasure oneself.
 

I never read the lyrics until I read your comments. Excellent observation and an opinion I share. I definitely he-bopped earlier that the year this song came out!!! 
 greiffenstein wrote:

Wow.  I hadn't ever looked at the lyrics but yeah.  That makes three songs I know of dedicated to the Solo Art.  Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself" and Violent Femme's "Blister in the Sun".  Any others out there?  I'm sure there are...sinners {#Twisted} 
 

Add to the list Pictures of Lilly by The Who.

I give the song an 8 because it is a nice enough pop song, but also because she dared to be a little more open about the taboo subject than other songs.  I am sure back in the day conservative parents were all upset about a song that dared to say it was ok to  pleasure oneself.
 jmsmy wrote:
This is one of those Top40 songs - I never understood why I like it.
 
Ditto. Guilty pleasure!
This is one of those Top40 songs - I never understood why I like it.
 greiffenstein wrote:

Wow.  I hadn't ever looked at the lyrics but yeah.  That makes three songs I know of dedicated to the Solo Art.  Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself" and Violent Femme's "Blister in the Sun".  Any others out there?  I'm sure there are...sinners {#Twisted} 
 
Jackson Browne - Rosie.
 greiffenstein wrote:

Wow.  I hadn't ever looked at the lyrics but yeah.  That makes three songs I know of dedicated to the Solo Art.  Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself" and Violent Femme's "Blister in the Sun".  Any others out there?  I'm sure there are...sinners {#Twisted} 
 

Divinyls - I Touch Myself
 greiffenstein wrote:

Wow.  I hadn't ever looked at the lyrics but yeah.  That makes three songs I know of dedicated to the Solo Art.  Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself" and Violent Femme's "Blister in the Sun".  Any others out there?  I'm sure there are...sinners {#Twisted} 
 

The Vapors' Turning Japanese would also fit into this musical tribute to onanism. Gotta hand it to 'em. 
 tgrier wrote:
I dig the song.
But to be clear. She is talking about masturbation right? 
 
I thought everyone knew that. It was pretty well known 35 years ago; I guess people forgot.
 tgrier wrote:
I dig the song.
But to be clear. She is talking about masturbation right? 
 
Wow.  I hadn't ever looked at the lyrics but yeah.  That makes three songs I know of dedicated to the Solo Art.  Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself" and Violent Femme's "Blister in the Sun".  Any others out there?  I'm sure there are...sinners {#Twisted} 
 always loved her vocal inflections.. {#Biggrin}
I dig the song.
But to be clear. She is talking about masturbation right? 
 (anonymous) wrote:
Naaaah - horrid. I'll accept 'True Colours', but not this. And if you play 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', the PC goes out of the window.
 
"I should not say such things if I were you!"  --Prince Humperdink
Flash back to the video on MTV of her flying around the concert hall in a trash can.  Pretty funny. 
{#Hearteyes}
Naaaah - horrid. I'll accept 'True Colours', but not this. And if you play 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', the PC goes out of the window. :evil:
The BEST EVER -- wait, maybe that\'s the hard drugs talking.
Please tell me I\'m only dreaming and that you\'re not really playing this. BLAAAAHHHHHGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!
She has such a range...you must listen to other songs and CD\'s...such as the Largo CD and the song she wrote for The Rugrats in Paris (yes, I\'m serious!). I sure there are others, but these are the 2 to come to mind. pbm 8^)
Uhg....gag. Cyndi has a good voice, but I generally disliked her music.
Cut it out. It hurts.
...well what can i say - this is really really bad music...
She Bop??? on RP?? I am not quite sure how to react. Thanks for making me pay attention, Bill! I am a child of the 80s so of course I like this song - just surprised to hear it here.