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Cyndi Lauper — She Bop (acoustic)
Album: The Body Acoustic
Avg rating:
5.3

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Total ratings: 271









Released: 2005
Length: 4:10
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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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I would have been happy with something in between this and the original and maybe some third element that makes it quirky - metal core? 60's Psych?
Love Cyndi, but this is sick as $hit!
 manzanitafire wrote:
this is just as atrocious as the original
 She bopped this one.  Can I rate it a -16?


Really?
this is just as atrocious as the original
Hmmm Cindi Lobster on RP......
Requires further computation.
Gets a 5 for starters

domo arigato el masturbato. . .

Cyndi Lauper?! Well, encoulez mes vieilles bottes! Who'd have guessed it? A very nice song, 7 from the Nottingham jury. And not at all influenced by her red dress and sultry expression ;-)
Huh.  {#Undecided}
I never really appreciated this song until I heard this version.  Thanks, RP!
 George_Tirebiter wrote:

"looks like it's me and you again tonight, Rosie......"

5. {#Sick}


 
Great reference. :)

I lost my Running On Empty CD in a move a couple of years ago. Your comment reminded me I've got to pick it up again.


 Jedzz wrote:
Obviously, Cyndi takes her she-bopping very seriously.
 
Doesn't everyone?

Just sayin'...

 lemmoth wrote:
Ok - forget the version - although it is weird - lets list our favorite songs about masturbation - there's this one and 2. I touch myself and 3. darling nicky from prince
 

How about "Rosie" by Jackson Browne?

Most likely, just trying to please some angsty fans.  You know.. you can please some people some of the time,etc....  Doesn't harm her talent and legacy as far as I am concerned.

"looks like it's me and you again tonight, Rosie......"

5. {#Sick}


 drews wrote:
Another surprise pop song that works acoustically is britney's 'baby one more time', as covered by Travis (live, but maybe never officially recorded)
 
That one's also been covered by Bowling for Soup and Fountains of Wayne, both of whom did an admirable job, though you wouldn't know it by the ratings — I think the FoW version got a 3.8, which is beyond purple on the playlist page (ultraviolet?).

6.  Longview - Green Day


 TanteJensen wrote:
Oh what, I like it. Once in a while.

4. Blister in the sun
 

5. Rattlesnake Shake - Fleetwood Mac
{#Hand}

Just say no to "bopping."  Every time you "bop" God kills a kitten.

For the kittens.
 Jamunca wrote:
Even slowed down and whistled, it still sucks.
 


an acoustic version of a song about masturbation? hmmm.......
Obviously, Cyndi takes her she-bopping very seriously.
what about 'Torn', by Natalie Imbruglia?TanteJensen wrote:
Oh what, I like it. Once in a while. 4. Blister in the sun
Another surprise pop song that works acoustically is britney's 'baby one more time', as covered by Travis (live, but maybe never officially recorded) Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
I would never have thought this song could work acoustically. But it kind of does.
TanteJensen wrote:
Oh what, I like it. Once in a while. 4. Blister in the sun
5. "Imaginary Lover" - Atlanta Rhythm Section
I would never have thought this song could work acoustically. But it kind of does.
Oh what, I like it. Once in a while. lemmoth wrote:
Ok - forget the version - although it is weird - lets list our favorite songs about masturbation - there's this one and 2. I touch myself and 3. darling nicky from prince
4. Blister in the sun
Wow, I just looked at the rating distribution for this track and was surprised at how all over the map it is, moreso than any other I have seen on RP. Usually, it will gradually increase to peak at the majority. Not in this case. Interesting. I give it a 5 for the sake of reminiscence.
a_genuine_find wrote:
Sorry, I no bop.
Bullshit! Everyone Bops!
JWiley wrote:
Maybe I am really old, but I loved this....I am a woman and I am speculating that those that really hated this are men, but that's just an old woman's guess
Well I agree with Atombender, she's ruined her own really cool song!
Oh...NO! Not this again! :arghhh:
Please don't give this person a seconds time on RP air...she's dreadfullllll!!!!!!!!!!
Well done Cindy Boper. You just ruined your own song ;) Its a 1 !!!11!!!
Maybe I am really old, but I loved this....I am a woman and I am speculating that those that really hated this are men, but that's just an old woman's guess
GusinLeesburg wrote:
Off with the RP - Hello ipod - it happens...
You won't be missed.
Sorry, I no bop.
Off with the RP - Hello ipod - it happens...
Even slowed down and whistled, it still sucks.
C'mon, ya gotta see the humor here. Look at the cover art. She's looking like "do you mind, I'm trying to get busy here!" The song rates a 2, +1 for the humor, final rating 3.
Wow...this is only my second 1 in almost three years of listening. :puke:
C'mon, guys. This is not bad. If you were hearing this song for the first time and you'd never heard of Cyndi Lauper, you'd be all over it.
lemmoth wrote:
Ok - forget the version - although it is weird - lets list our favorite songs about masturbation - there's this one and 2. I touch myself and 3. darling nicky from prince
Turning Japanese is my number one one.
get a real job CL!
AvoidingWork wrote:
Ditto, and I might add I like the original better. I keep trying to dance to this one and the wacky slow movements are making my co-workers look at me weird.
Yeah, THAT'S why they're lookin' at you funny... Kidding. This song is nucking futz. c.
Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
So much better than the original. Which ain't sayin' a whole hell of a lot.
right the original would be a 1 this is a 2. so thats twice as good, but "ain't sayin' a whole hell of a lot". :frustrated:
Definitely going to echo an earlier comment here. *blink* *blink blink*
Ok - forget the version - although it is weird - lets list our favorite songs about masturbation - there's this one and 2. I touch myself and 3. darling nicky from prince
:eh:
So much better than the original. Which ain't sayin' a whole hell of a lot.
Never thought I'd say this but OMG I am so outta here...
davin wrote:
This is from a whole album of acoustic versions of her songs, a DOUBLE album at that. This isn't a one-off to poke fun at herself. Yes, I am afraid it is as bad as it sounds.
Oh, I'm not saying it's not BAD, 'cause I STILL don't like it much. I'm just saying there is NO WAY Ms. Lauper is so stupid as to think an 'angsty' acoustic version of 'She-Bop' is 'art'. It's a JOKE, people! Double album notwithstanding, this one is a JOKE. c.
A very beautiful woman with a lovely voice who spent so long hiding both from the industry and public, and made a mint there for a while doing so.
mandolin wrote:
...it took a few moments for my brain to parse just what it was i was listening to - i knew i recognised it, yet i couldn't place exactly what i was hearing...
Ditto, and I might add I like the original better. I keep trying to dance to this one and the wacky slow movements are making my co-workers look at me weird.
I agree with the comments about a "deep" version of an originally goofy pop song. This just sounds a bit silly. I'll take the original.
...it took a few moments for my brain to parse just what it was i was listening to - i knew i recognised it, yet i couldn't place exactly what i was hearing... ...at least i recognised it before the chorus gave it away...
this song gets a solid "wha??" from me. ;)
And finally Cindy Lauper can speak: pee wap pee wap paa dee wap ..............
mamerjamer wrote:
Wow! How unexpected and deeply sickening! A questionable choice IMHO to make a sensitive, acoustic version of such a sappy pop song. Cindy . . . please . . leave these songs in history where they have their rightful place. You can't do anything of any additional value with them, other than license them for use in commercials - maybe the best use of all for this particular song! Anybody got any ideas about the right product for this song? I'm thinking Tootsie Pops, tampons, a push-up bra, a new-age duster-broom that makes you dance through the house joyfully or a woman's bouncy hair product! C'mon ya'll! Let's give Cindy a hand! She's recycling her songs, she obviously needs it! Submit your product suggestions here!
mamerjamer's been hitting the mamer-java a little hard! Try decaf or maybe Postum!
davin wrote:
This is from a whole album of acoustic versions of her songs, a DOUBLE album at that. This isn't a one-off to poke fun at herself. Yes, I am afraid it is as bad as it sounds.
I had CC's take on this one - thanks for the term "angsty" - I was looking for a word...
Cyndi, you are original!! Nice acoustic version, but I will always be partial to the original version, just 'cause :dance: .
Dressing like that gives her +8 for guts in my book, she can obviously poke fun at herself.
cc_rider wrote:
I think she's making fun of her own song, by taking a song about, uh, 'bopping' and making it all angsty and heartfelt.
This is from a whole album of acoustic versions of her songs, a DOUBLE album at that. This isn't a one-off to poke fun at herself. Yes, I am afraid it is as bad as it sounds.
This sucks. I like the original much better. It's about masturbation for crying out loud - it should sound fun! This sounds...boring. Then the whistling - I expect to see Clint Eastwood...well, I'll spare you the visual. ..."I couldn't get lucky...punk."
Wow. Cyndi Lauper on RP. *blink* *blink blink*
cc_rider wrote:
I've never been much of a fan of hers, and don't think all that much of this song either, but I give credit where it is due. I'll stick by my interpretation: there is no way she thinks an acoustic version of 'She Bop' is serious. It is clearly a tongue-in-cheek performance, made for giggles at least. Think of Alanis Morrissette doing her emo version of 'My Humps': it's the same sort of schtick.
I don't think this is the same as Alanis doing the B.E.P.
Bill, Are you trying to see if we're paying attention? We are so hopefully you can go back to playing real music. Thanks!!
She sounds like she's had way too much fun to me
Cyndi should be given a global ban from recording studios.
MojoJojo wrote:
I think you are giving her waaay too much credit...
Yeaaah, no. Cyndi Lauper is an accomplished musician who's remained quite busy in her 'declining years'. She is quite intelligent and is dedicated to a variety of worthwhile causes. I've never been much of a fan of hers, and don't think all that much of this song either, but I give credit where it is due. I'll stick by my interpretation: there is no way she thinks an acoustic version of 'She Bop' is serious. It is clearly a tongue-in-cheek performance, made for giggles at least. Think of Alanis Morrissette doing her emo version of 'My Humps': it's the same sort of schtick. c.
Too bad that Lauper is only known for this song. The rest of her non-Top-40 career is covered in excellent singing and creative as hell. She's really a gem, and wish she got more airplay.
jimmyjacksteel wrote:
As usual, the RP faithful have no sense of humor.
...not sure I agree. I find many comments here hilarious! :good-vibes:
imo, the original does this song more justice.
sdn wrote:
Quite pretty, very interesting to listen to.
I saw a concert of her's once, she was outstanding and I didn't even like her music. She is no dummy, and if you get a chance to see her live take it.
mamerjamer wrote:
Wow! How unexpected and deeply sickening! A questionable choice IMHO to make a sensitive, acoustic version of such a sappy pop song. Cindy . . . please . . leave these songs in history where they have their rightful place. You can't do anything of any additional value with them, other than license them for use in commercials - maybe the best use of all for this particular song! Anybody got any ideas about the right product for this song? I'm thinking Tootsie Pops, tampons, a push-up bra, a new-age duster-broom that makes you dance through the house joyfully or a woman's bouncy hair product! C'mon ya'll! Let's give Cindy a hand! She's recycling her songs, she obviously needs it! Submit your product suggestions here!
Subtlety is not your strong point, is it?
She bop ba bullshit!
Whistles as bad as she sings! Complete artist... But the mood is quite interesting.
I think you are giving her waaay too much credit... cc_rider wrote:
I suspect this version isn't intended to be an 'upgrade'. I think she's making fun of her own song, by taking a song about, uh, 'bopping' and making it all angsty and heartfelt. I don't think Cyndi Lauper is so stupid as to think this could be considered a serious reinterpretation of the song. Maybe she's taking a shot at all those emo types who actually have nothing to say. I still don't like it much though. c.
cc_rider wrote:
I suspect this version isn't intended to be an 'upgrade'. I think she's making fun of her own song, by taking a song about, uh, 'bopping' and making it all angsty and heartfelt. I don't think Cyndi Lauper is so stupid as to think this could be considered a serious reinterpretation of the song. Maybe she's taking a shot at all those emo types who actually have nothing to say. I still don't like it much though. c.
^ ^ I agree 100%! And Cyndi is indeed one smart cookie.
As usual, the RP faithful have no sense of humor. Please remove sticks from asses.
Could a slow acoustic version of Hanson\'s MMMBop be next? Yeesh.
Wow! How unexpected and deeply sickening! A questionable choice IMHO to make a sensitive, acoustic version of such a sappy pop song. Cindy . . . please . . leave these songs in history where they have their rightful place. You can\'t do anything of any additional value with them, other than license them for use in commercials - maybe the best use of all for this particular song! Anybody got any ideas about the right product for this song? I\'m thinking Tootsie Pops, tampons, a push-up bra, a new-age duster-broom that makes you dance through the house joyfully or a woman\'s bouncy hair product! C\'mon ya\'ll! Let\'s give Cindy a hand! She\'s recycling her songs, she obviously needs it! Submit your product suggestions here!
black321 wrote:
I hate it when an artist takes an admittedly silly song and tries to upgrade it. An acoustic guitar and slower tempo doesn't make it any better.
I suspect this version isn't intended to be an 'upgrade'. I think she's making fun of her own song, by taking a song about, uh, 'bopping' and making it all angsty and heartfelt. I don't think Cyndi Lauper is so stupid as to think this could be considered a serious reinterpretation of the song. Maybe she's taking a shot at all those emo types who actually have nothing to say. I still don't like it much though. c.
An accoustic version of this? That cover does make me laugh, though...how amazingly absurd... I would like to suggest another kind of bop. :beat:
Somehow a song about masturbation just doesn\'t cut it as an acoustic ballad - my first ever 1
DoctorHooey wrote:
You know, it didn't really occur to me before, but this deeply sensitive and reflective version made me realize, that she does, really, truly bop. I have some thinking to do.
Tee hee!!! :bounce:
Tonedeaf wrote:
If it were a little faster and maybe done on Ukuleles...
There are many different ways to bop... :shifty:
rocco1207 wrote:
the question could you bop to this song while looking at the cover :think:
it does kinda look like she's bopping on the cover! sort of like we've interrupted her mid-bop.
pmnixa wrote:
I am so glad she decided to omit the panting in the acoustic version.
Listen more closely during the whistling. It's in there! :neutral:
i wonder if she\'s serious.
the question could you bop to this song while looking at the cover :think:
Tonedeaf wrote:
If it were a little faster and maybe done on Ukuleles...
YES! :cheers:
Yes, you sometimes do NEED to have good lyrics.
Lotus_Miata wrote:
Hey... I like it. Remembering the original, I didn't even think this was Cyndi.
:yes:
What?
DoctorHooey wrote:
You know, it didn't really occur to me before, but this deeply sensitive and reflective version made me realize, that she does, really, truly bop. I have some thinking to do.
Hehehehe. :roflol: This version makes you realize how truly absurd the lyrics are. Somehow it sounded very cryptic and daring in the original version and utterly stupid and vapid once slowed down enough that you actually hear it word for word.
Everyone should bop!!!
Ho-hum.
DoctorHooey wrote:
You know, it didn't really occur to me before, but this deeply sensitive and reflective version made me realize, that she does, really, truly bop. I have some thinking to do.
Wow, it's 1:30pm here in Los Angeles and that's the hardest I've laughed all day. :roflol:
I am so glad she decided to omit the panting in the acoustic version.
Quite pretty, very interesting to listen to.
You know, it didn't really occur to me before, but this deeply sensitive and reflective version made me realize, that she does, really, truly bop. I have some thinking to do.
Ugh the whistling. . . I have downgraded the song to a 1.
Is this supposed to be the more reflective and insightful version? Whistling?
not into this version but when the original came out i had many fantasies about cyndi :hug:
I hate it when an artist takes an admittedly silly song and tries to upgrade it. An acoustic guitar and slower tempo doesn't make it any better.
Hmmm... a marginal song made even more marginal. Is that possible?
Could be worse. Could be she bang:
Don't fret there's still no law against "IT" yet :naughty:
I Bop...
Hey... I like it. Remembering the original, I didn't even think this was Cyndi.
wtf?
If it were a little faster and maybe done on Ukuleles...
Why? :think:
I'm so conflicted.
Wow. Very different feel. Who knew this had an acoustic version?
I quite enjoy this!
Um, this is not right... I mean, really now...
No.
dear god why?
I'm a loser! (my way of saying I'm first). Not sure that I like this so much.