Posted by DjPaulT on October 15th, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
“The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” was a single released by singer Cyndi Lauper for The Goonies, a 1985 film which was released at the same time as this single.
Before its inclusion on The Essential Cyndi Lauper in 2003, the song was considered a rarity among fans, having never appeared on any of Lauper’s albums or the 1994 compilation Twelve Deadly Cyns…and Then Some. Lauper admitted in an interview with Matthew Rettenmund for his 1996 book Totally Awesome 80s: A Lexicon of the Music, Videos, Movies, TV Shows, Stars, and Trends of that Decadent Decade that she hated the song, which was why she had chosen not to include it on her first compilation.
Steven Spielberg had made Cyndi the musical director for The Goonies soundtrack. She sought out new bands to be included on the project including her friends, The Bangles.
Cyndi refused to play the song live after 1986. She finally incorporated it back into her live show during a 2005 concert in Baltimore, Maryland. Fans kept screaming to hear the song, and she sang it acapella. She has since incorporated the song back into her live set, due to overwhelming fan recognition.
The song peaked at #10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The song did much better in Japan peaking at #1 on the Japanese Oricon International Singles Chart.
Obi Strip: Mint
The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough (Dance Re-Mix) 5:25
The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough (Dub Version) 5:34
|1985||“The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough”||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||10|
Catalog#: 12 3P-647
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Cyndi Lauper , Lennie Petze
Remix – Arthur Baker
Written-By – A. Stead* , C. Lauper* , S.B. Lunt*
From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP: “The Goonies”
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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