This September marks 35 years since Cyndi Lauper released her version of ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’. Now, the new wave icon has teamed up with Panic! At The Disco for a live rendition of her breakthrough single.
Panic! At The Disco are currently touring the US in support of their latest album, the ARIA chart-topping Pray For The Wicked. Of course, with a huge record such as that behind them, it’s understandable that the group would try and bring out the big guns on the live stage.
Performing in Long Island, New York on Friday night, the group played a marathon 28-song set which featured a handful of covers including Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Bonnie Raitt’s ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’, and a rousing version of Robert Hazard’s ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’.
However, it was the group’s performance of the latter that drew the most applause, with Panic! At the Disco bringing out New York native Cyndi Lauper to join in on their rendition of the track that she made famous.
With frontman Brendon Urie matching Cyndi Lauper’s high notes with unquestionable professionalism, it undoubtedly makes us wonder if he’ll be bringing out any local superstars for a guest appearance when the group hit up Aussie shores in October.
Of course, this performance comes only a matter of days after Panic! At The Disco covered Weezer’s ‘Say It Ain’t So’, making us wish more and more that Panic might end up recording a cover album sooner rather than later. Let’s face it, we won’t complain about any new recordings from the group.
Check out Cyndi Lauper & Panic! At The Disco performing ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’:
Panic! At The Disco @ Uniondale, New York, USA 20/07/18 Setlist
‘(Fuck A) Silver Lining’
‘Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time’
‘Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)’
‘Hey Look Ma, I Made It’
‘The Ballad Of Mona Lisa’
‘Nine In The Afternoon’
‘Dancing’s Not A Crime’
‘This Is Gospel’
‘Death Of A Bachelor’
‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ (Bonnie Raitt cover)
‘Dying In LA’
‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ (Robert Hazard cover) (with Cyndi Lauper)
‘King Of The Clouds’
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (Queen cover)
‘Emperor’s New Clothes’
‘Say Amen (Saturday Night)’
‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’
Panic! At The Disco Australian Tour 2018
Saturday, October 6th
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday, October 9th
AEC Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Thursday, October 11th
Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, October 13th
Hisense Arena, Melbourne, VIC