Saturday, November 08, 2008

I Drove All Night

I've believed that this song was a Roy Orbison song that Cyndi Lauper covered, awesomely. I was surprised to read that Cyndi was the first to release "I Drove All Night"! Orbison never released his version until 1992!

"I Drove All Night" is a song written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly for Roy Orbison. Orbison first recorded the song in 1987, but his rendition was not released until 1992, after the song had become a top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic for Cyndi Lauper in 1989.
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Notable in her catalogue for the striking use of a lower vocal register, it has become one of Lauper's most performed and well-known tracks, succeeding to endure as a genuine 1980s classic, despite a few high-profile covers being released by other artists. Lauper still performs the tune during most of her concert tours.

Music video
The music video for "I Drove All Night," directed by Scott Kalvert and Cyndi Lauper features shots of an antique car and Lauper's characteristically manic dancing. Much of the video, however, has movie film projected onto Lauper's clearly naked body. The video caused some controversy in the United States, because of its sexual situations and nudity.

Roy Orbison - I Drove All Night

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