Saturday, October 1, 2016

Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time (1984)

Cyndi Lauper followed up her smash dance hit Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1983) with this bittersweet ballad which still can bring a tear to my eye.  Time After Time became her first number one hit and video was in heavy rotation on MTV.   It features her then-boyfriend and mother and shows Cyndi leaving her small town and loved ones behind as she heads out for bigger and better things.

Time After Time was filmed in Roxbury, Wharton and Morristown, NJ

Location: The Diner
Address: US-46 & US-10 Intersection, Roxbury, NJ   Tom's Diner

Tom's Diner is still there!  Although it has been deserted ;-) for quite some time.

Location: Cyndi Hides From Her Boyfriend
Address: 1 Main Street, Wharton, NJ

Windows are always a great hiding place.  This was Betty's Department Store at the time of the filming.

This location is seen later in the video when Cyndi and her boyfriend are heading to the train station.  They head down South Main Street and turn onto West Central Avenue.

Location: Cyndi's Childhood Home
Address: 11 Hurd Street, Wharton, NJ

Location: The Train Station 
Address: 122 Morris Street, Morristown, NJ Morristown Train Station

Locations Visited: September 2016


  1. Does anyone know why chose Wharton, Ledgewood and Morristown, what is the connection?

    1. I think she had ties there from early in her career and performed on some local variety show that was filmed in New Jersey.