Rod Stewart And Cyndi Lauper Resurrect 1960s Hit For An UNMISSABLE 2017 Gig

In 2017, Sir Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper joined forces for an unforgettable live performance of “This Old Heart Of Mine” — an album track buried deep within Stewart’s extensive discography, from his 1975 record, Atlantic Crossing. For this Florida show, Rod returned to his classic track, chosen by none other than Cyndi Lauper herself, stunning fans as he brought his long-time star pal out on stage for an absolutely unmissable live performance.

With the legendary Sir Rod commanding the stage in a silver showbiz jacket, America’s beloved pop songstress, Cyndi Lauper, shares his spotlight in a rose red, military chic combo, topped with a glitzy, side-tipped black hat and candyfloss pink locks. Their vintage star appeal is irresistible, their voices and dance moves undimmed by the fact that Cyndi was 64 at the time of this show-stealing performance, while Sir Rod was 72!

The London-born pop/rock singer, Sir Rod Stewart, became one of the best-selling music artists in world history after dominating the latter half of the 20th-century charts with hit singles Reason To Believe/Maggie May, Sailing and The First Cut Is The Deepest, alongside multiple multi-platinum albums including 1971’s Every Picture Tells A Story and 1976’s A Night On The Town.

Cyndi Lauper, meanwhile, is an American singer-songwriter acclaimed for her mid-80s hits, Girls Just Want To Have Fun and Time After Time. The New York star kept the torch of fame burning bright into the next century, composing the show tunes that ornamented the Broadway and West End hit musical, Kinky Boots.

Just before their duet kicks off, Cyndi fleshes out the music mythos behind their cover, pointing to her pal Rod and musing, “When I was in my cover band, I was singing his song.” This live performance was clearly long-awaited, and a momentous occasion for Cyndi as her early career came full circle.

But this wasn’t the first time Cyndi and Rod had shared the stage. These two have been buddies since the 1980s, performing live together at a 1985 Los Angeles AIDS benefit concert and even presenting an MTV Music Video Award together in 1988. They’ve toured together three times in total: first in 2017, where this live duet of ‘This Old Heart Of Mine’ originates, and again in 2018 and 2023.

Despite their iconic collaboration gaining over 10 million YouTube views, “This Old Heart Of Mine” isn’t actually a Rod Stewart original. This song was first performed by The Isley Brothers in 1966, where it reached #12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. While Rod’s first cover surfaced on his 1975 album, his second, 1989 edition was a much bigger hit, featuring a duet with one of the original Isley Brothers, Ronald Isley.

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