Althouguh she never quite reached the same levels of sucess that were reached by Madonna, Cyndi Lauper is still undeniably a true 80s Icon. Her 1983 hit Girls Just Wanna Have Fun has become perhaps one of the most instantly recognisable songs of all time. Cyndi Lauper also exhibited a frankly ludicrous fashion sense that became a trademark not just for her, but for the decade in general. In many ways Cyndi Lauper encapsulated the image of an 80s popstar as much as Madonna.
My contempory choice is Kesha, or Ke$ha as it is often written. In the way that Lady Gaga and Madonna are often associated, I also think that there are many parralels between Cynid Lauper and Kesha. Both have a kind off over the top, almost comedic fashion sense, and both occupy and slightly more lightweight role in comparison to other stars of their time, those being Madonna and Lady Gaga.