Song of the Day #4,304: ‘Love is a Stranger’ – Eurythmics

I covered Madonna and Cyndi Lauper, and now you can add Annie Lennox to the list of remarkable women who helped define pop music in 1983. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) was not Eurythmics’ debut album (it was their second), but it was the one that catapulted them into popularity.

The duo (Dave Stewart and Lennox) had a string of successful albums through the 80s before going on hiatus in 1989. They recorded a final album in 1999.

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Song of the Day #403: ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ – Eurythmics

eurythmics20 Best Songs of the 80s – #5

Unlike many of the bands on this list, I’ve never felt the need to better know the Eurythmics. Their brand of avant garde techno music is not my cup of tea, and I’m quite happy to know them only through their singles.

Now Annie Lennox as a solo artist is another story. Her covers album Medusa is a real treasure. The woman has a set of pipes, and an other-worldy timbre to her voice that fits her androgy-alien looks to a T. If they ever make a movie of her life, the smart money is on Tilda Swinton in the lead.

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