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Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some

Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some is musician Cyndi Lauper's greatest hits CD, released in 1994.

Album information

It was released with similar packaging but varying track listings based on which songs charted in various parts of the world. Its greatest sales success was in Japan where it went 5x Platinum. Its greatest chart success was in the United Kingdom where it reached #2 on the charts spending almost nine months on chart, eventually going double platinum selling almost 600,000 copies. In the USA it reached gold status. The album would go on to sell over 6 million copies worldwide.

In the United States the album has 14 tracks. 11 are previously released hits; "I'm Gonna be Strong" is a Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil track Lauper re-recorded, having previously performed it on her debut album "Blue Angel". "Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun") is a re-recording of one of her biggest hits; it has been completely reworked to incorporate a reggae feel. A music video featuring drag queens was shot to accompany this single and it aired heavily on television. The track "Come On Home" was also new; two versions were recorded, one running 4:33 (The US Version) and one running 4:36 (The International Version). Internationally the album has 16 tracks (17 in Japan).

There was some issue with the division of royalties due to the wide array of co-writers on the various tracks that prevented Lauper from releasing the longer version in the United States. Conceptually the album was originally called "13 Deadly Cyns" and in fact a promotional cassette with this title (and an alternate track listing) was pressed and distributed in the United Kingdom in June of 1992.

Track listing

(To properly comprehend the United States track listing, simply eliminate any tracks designated as international and shift the numeration up by one.)

  1. "I'm Gonna Be Strong" – 3:52 (Barry Mann; Cynthia Weil)
  2. "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" – 3:54 (Robert Hazard)
  3. "Money Changes Everything" – 5:04 (Tom Gray)
  4. "Time After Time" – 4:04 (Cyndi Lauper; Rob Hyman)
  5. "She Bop" – 3:46 (Cyndi Lauper; Gary Corbett; Rick Chertoff; Stephen Broughton Lunt)
  6. "All Through the Night" – 4:29 (Jules Shear)
  7. "Change Of Heart" – 4:25 (Cyndi Lauper; Essra Mohawk)
  8. "True Colors" – 3:47 (Billy Steinberg; Tom Kelly)
  9. "What's Going On" – 3:54 (Marvin Gaye; Al Cleveland; Renaldo Benson)
  10. "I Drove All Night" – 4:12 (Billy Steinberg; Tom Kelly)
  11. "The World Is Stone" (Int'l Version) – 4:25 (Luc Plamondon; Michel Berger; Tim Rice)
  12. "Who Let In The Rain" (Int'l Version) – 4:37 (Cyndi Lauper; Allee Willis)
  13. "That's What I Think" – 4:23 (Cyndi Lauper; Allee Willis; Eric Bazilian; Rob Hyman)
  14. "Sally's Pigeons" – 3:46 (Cyndi Lauper; Mary Chapin Carpenter)
  15. "Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)" – 3:54 (Lolly Vegas; Robert Hazard)
  16. "Come On Home" – 4:33 (Cyndi Lauper; Jan Pulsford)
  17. "Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)" (Japan Only) – 4:03 (Richard Orange)


# Title Date
1. "Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)" 1994/1995
2. "I'm Gonna Be Strong" 1994
3. "Come On Home" 1995


  • Cyndi Lauper, Stacy Drummond - Art Direction
  • Michelle Willems - Design
  • Kim Stringfellow - Photography
  • Marlow Palleja - Cover Lettering
  • Laura Wills - Styling
  • Jody Morlock - Makeup
  • Helena Occhipinti - Hair


Chart (1994/5) Peak
Australia Albums Chart 25
Austria Albums Chart 1
Germany Albums Chart 3
Holland Albums Chart 7
Italy Albums Chart 14
Japanese Albums Chart 1
New Zealand Albums Chart 6
Switzerland Albums Chart 18
UK Albums Chart 2
USA Billboard 200 81


Country Certification Sales
Australia Gold 35,000
France Platinum 200,000
Italy Platinum 100,000
Japan 5x Platinum 1,250,000
Switzerland Gold 15,000
UK 2x Platinum 800,000
US Gold 500,000
Philippines Gold 12,000

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