30 Reasons Girls Just Want to Have Fun Is Still Great, 30 Years Later

Hard to believe, but on April 12, 1985, the teen flick Girls Just Want to Have Fun first hit theaters. Skip past the part where this 30th anniversary makes you feel old, and instead reflect on the fact that this film holds up remarkably well today.

In fact, it’s streaming on Netflix as of the publication of this article. But until you get the opportunity to revisit this Sarah Jessica Parker classic, let us remind you why Girls Just Want to Have Fun has grown in popularity long after its theatrical run.

Cyndi Lauper's Big Surprise as 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' Turns 30

Cyndi Lauper has plenty to celebrate – and she’s not doing it alone.

Not only is the singer-songwriter Tony-nominated for her critically acclaimed score to the best-musical contender Kinky Boots, but she’s also marking the 30th anniversary of the monster hit that first put her on the map, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” which she released in 1983.