Video: Arcade Fire Perform “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” With Cyndi Lauper

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[photogallerylink id=27005 align=left]GRAMMY award-winning group [lastfm]Arcade Fire[/lastfm] have been selling out their 2011 tour — including three Sold-Out XRT Shows from Chicago [<a href=”“>view photos]

This past weekend at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest the group delivered one of their most memorable performances of the year. Arcade Fire brought out [lastfm]Cyndi Lauper[/lastfm] for a joyous rendition of her classic “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” The ’80s pop star also stuck around to guest on Arcade Fire’s “Sprawl II.” Watch both performances below:

Frontman Win Butler introduced Lauper by saying she is one of the band’s “all-time favorite artists,” which seemed to draw a mixed reaction from the audience. But any doubts were quashed once Arcade Fire launched into the funked-up riff from “Girls,” which gets added swagger thanks to a hot brass section. “Sprawl II” was equally thrilling, with Lauper adding haunting back-up vocals to singer Régine Chassagne’s urgent lead vocals. Best part: watching Chassagne and Lauper having a mini dance-off around the 3:10 mark.


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