- True Colors (song)
Name = True Colors
from Album = True Colors
A-side = True Colors
B-side = Heading For The Moon
Format = Vinyl
Recorded = 1986
Genre = Pop
Length = 3:45
Writer = Tom Kelly,
Cyndi Lauper, Lennie Petze
Certification = Platinum (US)
Chart position = #1 (US)
Last single = "
We Are the World"
This single = "True Colors"
Next single = "Change of Heart"
"True Colors" is a song written by professional songwriters
Billy Steinbergand Tom Kelly. It was both the title track and the first single released from Cyndi Lauper's second album.
Billy Steinbergoriginally wrote True Colors about his own mother. Tom Kelly altered the first verse and the duo submitted the song to Cyndi Lauper. Other songs they wrote for Cyndi Lauper include " I Drove All Night" and "Unconditional Love", the latter of which went on to be covered by Susanna Hoffs.
It reached #1 on the
U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #3 in Australia, and #5 on the UK Singles Chart.
True Colors also became a legend of its own in the
gaycommunity. Lauper embarked on a 2007 annual True Colors Tour 2007with several other acts including Deborah Harryand Erasure. The tour was for the Human Rights Campaignto promote human rights in the US and beyond. A second True Colors tour is currently underway in the US.Fact|date=March 2008
The song has been used in many advertisements, including;
Dove"Campaign for Real Beauty"
Kodak- Used in "Show Your True Colors" campaign; also as the pre-show film for " Honey, I Shrunk the Audience"
Peugeot"The Drive of your Life" / 406 sedan
Marks & Spencer
In an article from the
New York Times, detailing the making of "True Colors" and the time right before its release, Lauper described the True Colors video:
"In the beginning, she's a storyteller pounding on an African drum; a girl moves through childhood and adulthood, with the shell symbolizing the turning of tides and so forth; Cyndi then walks through that desert with the new group of children in the background; the last shot is of Cyndi pounding on the drum a final time. Then she of course spoke of loving yourself, and accepting who you are."
#Juniors 12" Vocal Mix
#Junior's 7" Mix
#Junior's Gay Pride '98 Mix
#Junior's Main Pass Mix Edit
#Junior's Reprise Mix
#Junior's Romantic Love Mix
Dominique Moore(1999) (Peugeot 406 Advert) www.myspace.com/dominiquemoore
Save the Last Dance(2001)
Fredro Starr& Jill Scott(2001)
Maddy Priorand the Girls Bib and Tuck (2002)
Kalan Porter& Theresa Sokyrka(2004) ( Canadian Idol)
Shirley ClampI dina ögon (True Colors) (2006)
* K (2007)
Lauren Talbot(2007) ( Deutschland sucht den Superstar)
Haley Scarnato(2007) ( American Idol)
* [http://www.secondhandsongs.com/song/115.html Covers]
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