British DJ and singer Sonique has spearheaded a new cover version of the Cyndi Lauper classic “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” The single helps to launch the Race for Life series, which raises awareness and funds for women’s cancer research.
The singers assembled are like a modern day Band Aid … sort of. While their hearts are in the right places, random reality TV stars, soap actresses, and former girl band members are never going to set the world on fire.
Still, it’s hard to dismiss the effort too much. This marks Sonique’s return to the microphone since her own cancer diagnosis last year, and it’s always inspiring to see girls banding together.