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We Finally Know The True Meaning Of Cyndi Lauper's Song "She Bop" And We're Mortified

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I remember dancing like a robot to this song alone in my room, at my friend's house, and in public. The thing is, I wasn't only dancing to it, I was yelling the lyrics, and now I really wish I didn't.

The 1983 song "She Bop" reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in '84, meaning that everyone was rocking out to another Cyndi Lauper hit.

The catchy lyrics had everyone saying "she bop, he bop, and we bop. I bop, you bop, and they bop." If you look up the definition for "bop," it means to dance to pop music. That's literally all we were doing.

At the time, who were we to judge anything the rock and roll legend was releasing. After "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" and "Time After Time," Lauper was the definition of female power. Her album She's So Unusual received overall positive reviews from music critics, but "She Bop" started raising eyebrows.

As the song started to get more popular, many people were quick to point out the song's controversial lyrics...

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