Along with only a select few musical artists of the Me Decade, Cyndi Lauper's songs helped define the era that gave birth to MTV, Reaganomics, and the Brat Pack. The singer emerged as one of the most recognizable icons of the 1980s, thanks to her eponymous hit, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (1983), a timeless anthem that inspired young women everywhere to reach for their neon-colored hairspray, pile on their costume jewelry, and dance their troubles away. Lauper's success stemmed not only from her signature art punk-inspired look, but also from her considerable vocal prowess and confident, youthful energy. She also used her unique voice - the same voice that breathed life into such inspirational tunes such as "True Colors" (1986) and "Time After Time" (1984) - to speak out on human rights issues and equality for the gay community. In 2010, Lauper competed on the reality series "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC, 2004- ) where she went head-to-head with other stars for a chance to do business with real estate mogul Donald Trump. It was another bold move from an artist who kept the world captivated with her positive spirit, unique style, and timeless pop music standards beloved by generations of fans.