The singer rose to fame in the mid-1980s with the success of her singles 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun', eventually selling more than 50 million albums globally.
In an interview with Parade, Lauper was quizzed on why she believes her music has continued to influence singer-songwriters through the decades.
"I don't think it's a secret: I never stopped [recording]," Lauper explained. "When people told me you can't do this or that, I would just do it. I didn't think there was another choice for me."
Lauper also reflected on her unique fashion sense, which has included dying her hair a variety of colours and championing cutting-edge fashions.
"I always liked that salmon-pink hair colour; I still use it," the musician said. "And I loved the retro-glam look, but I wanted to make it my own, so I wore high heels and pedal pushers, which nobody was really wearing at the time. I'm obsessed with fashion."
Her new reality series Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual airs on Saturdays at 9/8c on WE TV.
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