"Music is everywhere and all we have to do is to listen" ~August Rush~
Monday, May 17, 2010
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT ~ CYNDI LAUPER
"All Through the Night" is a song performed by American singer–songwriterCyndi Lauper from her debut album She's So Unusual. After The Cars recorded their own version, which they did not use on any of their albums, Lauper decided to cover it. Although she initially intended to do a straight cover of Shear's version, she turned it into a pop ballad instead. The song was the only single released worldwide by Lauper that did not have a music video. It peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Lauper's fourth top five single in the U.S. The song was mostly positively received by critics. An acoustic version was sung by Lauper on her 2005 album, The Body Acoustic. In this version, Shaggy provided backing vocals. While Lauper's She's So Unusual made the mistake at times of relying on songwriters other than Lauper herself (when she has always been quite capable of producing her own material), in this case the decision to draw from outside writers was a sparkling one. After all, the brilliant Jules Shear, who penned this beauty, remains one of pop's finest songwriters of the last 20 years that most people have never heard of. Luckily, the song's arrangement for Lauper keeps dated sonic elements to a minimum and always keeps the focus on the majesty of the tune's composition as well as its singer's fine interpretation of it.