Understanding Time After Time

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What makes a great love song? Time After Time has been covered so many times that it’s easy to forget there was an original, but before it became a cultural standard, it was a simple last-minute addition to Cyndi Lauper’s debut album, She’s So Unusual. Even at the time, she and her cowriter Rob Hyman knew they had something special, and they treated the process of writing this song with a level of reverence and care that comes through in every aspect of the final production, from its hauntingly simple melody to its hollow, ticking groove. It’s a timeless classic that transcends its origins while remaining intrinsically tied to them. So let’s talk about it!

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