If you’re not familiar with Cyndi Lauper’s 1980s era, it’s noteworthy that she single-handedly composed “Time After Time,” drawing inspiration from the cerebral science fiction films prevalent from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, according to Songfacts. Specifically, the movie “Time After Time” featuring Malcolm McDowell served as a significant influence, alongside other notable films like “The Man Who Fell to Earth” with David Bowie and “Death Watch” starring Harvey Keitel.
Amidst the current wave of 1980s nostalgia, numerous artists are embracing Cyndi Lauper’s timeless tunes. It’s crucial to acknowledge Rob Hyman’s contribution to “Time After Time,” as his songwriting prowess extends to tunes renowned in Latin pop and reggae circles.
Various theories attempt to explain the enduring allure of 1980s music. One perspective attributes it to the zeitgeist of the era, marked by an exceptionally high, and perhaps idealistic, self-esteem buoyed by the self-help movement. Songwriters, convinced that their creations would universally captivate, often applied visualization techniques to their songs during this period