It's a battle for the best song of the 1980s, as Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' takes on Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' in our March Music Madness tournament. They topped tunes from Madonna, Prince, U2, Paula Abdul, Bon Jovi and Janet Jackson to face off for the title of Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era.
Here's what Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a Prayer' and Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' have in common: Both still retain the magical ability to immediately transport listeners to the mid-'80s -- and both have moved on to the second round of our March Music Madness competition! Our search for the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era pits a pair of very different artists against each other with their (also very different) signature songs
We're trying to find out what you think is the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era, PopCrushers. This bout of March Music Madness brings us two '80s ladies at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of music and style: Cyndi Lauper and Paula Abdul. Both made big splashes with their debut albums and both peaked with signature hits off of those albums -- but that's where the similarities end.
A lot of people have to file for bankruptcy. Unlike regular folks running into money troubles, celebrities like MC Hammer and Toni Braxton have all had millions at their disposal, but found themselves in debt due to outrageous spending or a record contract that messes with their royalties... Perhaps even both.
It is not unusual for pop stars to be smack dab in the middle of a rowdy crowd. However, this weekend, 80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper had a slightly unconventional encounter with a mob of people in an airport.