Cyndi Lauper, the girl who just wanted to have fun in the 80’s, wasn’t having an awful lot of fun towards the end of her pop career (she’s recently reinvented herself as a chanteuse, believe it or not).
Back in the twilight of her pop phase, one of her unsuccessful efforts was this pumping tune, “Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China).” It was recorded for the not-entirely-successful 1998 movie Vibes starring Jeff Goldblum, Peter Falk, and, er, Cyndi Lauper:
“Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China)” (1988)
Incidentally, I thoroughly recommend not listening to this song on headphones – Cyndi’s voice keeps moving in the stereo picture throughout the song and just won’t sit still in the middle. It’s very unsettling. I can tolerate it in Electric Ladyland (the most stereo-panning album of all time), because, well, those were the days, man, but I have an extremely tough time trying to follow Cyndi’s voice all over the soundstage for three minutes and 58 seconds.