Same Ol' Story

Album: Bring Ya to the Brink (2008)


  • This song, in which Lauper talks about how folks hold others to a different set of values than their own, reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.
  • Lauper wrote and produced this together with New York City DJ Rich Morel. The duo also collaborated together on "Raging Storm" on the Bring Ya to the Brink album.
  • There is also a 'dirty version' of this tune, which is known as "Same Ol' F—-ing Story." Lauper told the Sunday Times July 20,2008: "My son said to me recently, 'If you want to be successful, you need to keep the cursing in your lyrics. This stuff sells.'"
  • Lauper (From The Sun July 25,2008): "In Same Ol' Story, I hit this really high note which is my own little tribute to Sylvester and how he used to deliver the peak of a dance track."


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