I doubt I'm the only one who knows they wouldn't have ended up half as cool if it weren't for Cyndi Lauper. Not only did she have a fun fashion sense that was unlike anyone else's, she had a witty and spirited personality, not to mention great interests like wrestling, vintage clothes and masturbation.
I dressed as a punk rocker from kindergarten to fifth grade and owned florescent lace fingerless gloves and only dreamed of the day I could dye my hair crazy colors – all because of her. Maybe I'm just an old lady but it seems like there are fewer and fewer cool women to look up to in popular culture these days. I just don't think Pink is comparable to the pop goddess who told us that the Goonies were good enough.