Cyndi Lauper's Secret Struggle: 'I Felt like the Elephant Man'

Cyndi Lauper Inspired by Husband and Son While Writing Music for Kinky Boots

With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, Cyndi Lauper is celebrating her wonderful husband David Thornton, but also reminding sons everywhere that it’s just fine to find their own paths in life.

The Goonies 30th Anniversary: Why Did Cyndi Lauper Hate the Theme Song 'The Goonies 'R' Good Enough'?

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.

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Playlist: What PEOPLE's Music Critic Is Listening to Right Now

Summer is around the corner, but it’s a selection of mainly slower songs that are currently playing nonstop for PEOPLE music critic Chuck Arnold.

Feeling a little nostalgic, he’s been opting for some old-school Cyndi Lauper, Diana Ross and Hall and Oates. But when it comes to the newer stuff, tracks by Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, London Grammar and Dierks Bentley are on regular rotation.

Check out nine essential songs to have on repeat right now:

Cyndi Lauper Announces Release of 30th Anniversary Edition of Debut Album She's So Unusual

Cyndi Lauper may have received a Grammy nomination for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, but out of the 15 nominations she’s earned throughout her career, Lauper has only nabbed one gramophone.

“[I’m] always the bridesmaid, never the bride,” she quips to PEOPLE. The singer won the best new artist award for her 1983 debut album She’s So Unusual, which made her a household name.

Tony Awards: Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper Are the Winners

It was showdown at the Times Square Corral Sunday night.

This year’s 67th annual Tony Awards race boiled down to a hotly contested duel between a homegrown musical about thigh-high footwear, Kinky Boots, and a British import about a contemporary little girl’s Dickensian life, Matilda.

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.

Robin Roberts: 'I Feel the Best I've Felt in a Long Time'

Robin Roberts’s fans always worry about her when she’s off-screen too long (just check out her Twitter), but the Good Morning America anchor says people needn’t be concerned.

“I feel great. I feel the best I’ve felt in a long time – and I mean that sincerely,” Roberts told PEOPLE Monday at the 12th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.