Cyndi Lauper – Hard Candy Christmas [AUDIO]

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hearing Cyndi Lauper perform this Dolly Parton classic at her annual Home For The Holidays concert for homeless LGBT kids. Cyndi has now released the track. Rolling Stone reports:

While recording her upcoming country album in Nashville, Cyndi Lauper’s hotel featured an inspirational phrase above the artwork. In lights, it said, “What Would Dolly Do?” “She was there, in a way,” Lauper recalls. In honor of Parton’s presence during the sessions for her upcoming LP Detour, Lauper paid homage to the singer by covering “Hard Candy Christmas,” from the musical and film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

“It’s very hopeful,” Lauper says of her choice. “As you look around New York City, there’s a lot of people really not doing that well. I just thought that it was one of those songs that can give you strength. Somehow even if you freakin’ put up a candy cane and one little Christmas light, it can make you feel better. It’s such a wonderful song.”