"Music is everywhere and all we have to do is to listen" ~August Rush~
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
TIME AFTER TIME ~ CYNDI LAUPER
"Time After Time" is a single by singer Cyndi Lauper, the second from her album She's So Unusual. It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on June 9, 1984, and remained there for two weeks. Worldwide, the song is her most commercially successful single after "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", and reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart and number 6 on the ARIA Singles Chart. "Time After Time" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 1985 Grammy Awards. The ballad is considered a classic of the 1980s and is still played frequently on adult contemporary radio. The song is known for its numerous covers by a wide range of artists, including an instrumental version by Miles Davis. This song stands tall among the music of the entire rock era as one of its all-time (sorry) great timeless (sorry again) ballads. It also happens to be Lauper's only No. 1 single, a pinnacle reached on both the pop and adult contemporary charts. Cowritten by Lauper with the Hooters' Rob Hyman, who has also contributed memorable songs to artists in subsequent decades (Joan Osborne and Dar Williams, for example), the tune is a solid love song of devotion built on tasteful synth and chiming guitar parts. As such, it probably still functions impeccably as a properly emotionally wrenching slow-dance favorite.