My Legends of Pop Music – Part Fifty-Six – Eurythmics

Back on to more main-stream pop music and the tunes that may well bring back memories with the wonderful voice that is Annie Lennox

We are on the countdown now to my most favourite music artists, making them my 6th most favourite legends of pop music.

Courtesy of Wiki:

Eurythmics were a British pop duo consisting of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. They were both previously in The Tourists, a band which broke up in 1980. The duo released their first studio album, In the Garden, in 1981 to little success, but went on to achieve global acclaim when their second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), was released in 1983. The title track became a worldwide hit, reaching No 2 in the UK Singles Chart and #6 in Australia, before hitting No 1 in Canada and the US Billboard Hot 100. The duo went on to release a string of hit singles and albums, including “Love Is a Stranger“, “There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)” and “Here Comes the Rain Again“, before they split up in 1990.

Stewart became a sought-after record producer, while Lennox began a solo recording career in 1992 with her debut album Diva. After almost a decade apart, Eurythmics reunited to record their ninth album, Peace, released in late 1999. They reunited again in 2005 to release the single “I’ve Got a Life“, as part of a new compilation album, Ultimate Collection.

Eurythmics have sold an estimated 75 million records worldwide. The duo won an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in 1984, the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1987, the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1999, and in 2005 were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. In 2020 both Lennox and Stewart were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2022, the duo will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


The featured track There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) is an excellent song and sung so well with the voice of an angel, being  Annie Lennox,  who in my opinion is not just the best female singer ever, but also the best vocalist of all time be them male, female or someone with a mental health issue pretending to be something else.

We start off with this, an excellent cover:
The Tourists – I Only Want To Be With You (1979), where we discover that wonderful singing voice

The Tourists – So Good to Be Back Home Again (Official Video)

Pete Coombes, songwriter was a drug addict and later died of an overdose, this broke The Tourists up and Annie and Dave went on to form Eurythmics.

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) live 1987

Eurythmics – Love Is A Stranger ( Extended Mix )

Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart – Who’s That Girl (Peacetour Live)

Eurythmics – Right by your side ( live London 1984)

Eurythmics “Here Comes The Rain Again” live 46664 THE EVENT, a haunting and lovely tune, sand so well.

Eurythmics “Sex Crime” 1984

Eurythmics – Sisters Are Doin It For Themselves (Live)

Eurythmics  – It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back) (Official Video)

In 1992 Annie gave us a brilliant solo album, Diva, some tracks from this:

Annie Lennox –Walking On Broken Glass (live on ToTPs)

Annie Lennox – Cold (Official Video) – another very haunting song, sung so well.

Another firm favourite of mine is: Annie Lennox – Why (Live 2005)

Singalong, enjoy and be happy!

Links to previous Legend articles:

1-Buddy Holly 2-Elvis Presley 3-Everly brothers 4-Cliff Richard 5-Joe Brown
6-Gerry and the Pacemakers 7-Roy Orbison 8-The Seekers 9-The Hollies 10-The Rolling Stones
11-Beach Boys 12-The Monkees 13-Rod Stewart 14-T-Rex 15-Slade
16-10CC 17-Pussycat 18-The Kinks 19-Blondie 20-Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music
21-David Bowie 22-Meatloaf 23-The Temptations 24-Dusty Springfield 25-Fleetwood Mac
26-Gilbert O’Sullivan 27-The Four Tops 28-Chas ‘n’ Dave 29-Diana Ross and The Supremes 30-Status Quo
31-Jim Reeves 32-The Small Faces 33-The Doobie Brothers 34-Manfred Mann 35-Creedence Clearwater Revival
36-Otis Redding 37-Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 38-Squeeze 39-Duran Duran 40-Dire Straits
41-Chuck Berry 42-Thin Lizzy 43-ABBA 44-Carole King 45-Queen
46-Rod Stewart 47-Madness 48-Showaddywaddy 49-Pet Shop Boys 50-The Moody Blues
51-The Rat Pack 52-Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 53-Kevin (Bloody) Wilson 54-ZZ Top 55-Amy Macdonald

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