Happy HUMP Day, Everyone! More Cyndi Lauper…
The song was considered controversial, as it dealt with the subject matter of masturbation. It was also included on the Parents Music Resource Center’s “Filthy Fifteen” list, due to its sexual lyrics; this led to the creation of the Parental Advisory sticker. (Other songs on the “Filthy Fifteen” list included tracks by Madonna, Prince, and AC/DC.) In an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Lauper stated that she recorded the vocals of the song while nude.
Lauper said she wanted little kids to think the song was about dancing, and to understand the real meaning as they got older. She never directly stated in the song what the meaning of the song was, so it could receive airplay.
The single has been released in over 32 variations across the world, the most common being a two track 7″ vinyl single (with varying covers) and a two track 12″ vinyl single (also with varying covers).
Don’t hate the player or the game. LOL