"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" is a cover by American recording artist Miley Cyrus from her second studio album Breakout (2008). The song is a cover of the popular hit-song "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cindi Lauper, released in 1984. The song was never released but is the third song on the album.
Lauper and Cyrus met at the 2008 Grammy Awards, during the period the latter was working on Breakout, and Lauper suggested Cyrus do a cover of a song, and when she asked her about "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", Lauper gave her complete permission to cover the song.
The cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" replaces the subtle reggae undercurrent in the original version with a more rock music driven sound that includes pop punk beats and string stabs. The lyrics of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" primarily discuss the "desire to let loose with one's friends", touching upon details of the life of an overworked child star.
The song recieved generally lukewarm critical reception.