Top best songs of the duo Eurythmics
The Eurythmics are an internationally renowned pop duo formed by composer/musician Dave Stewart and singer Annie Lennox in the early 1980s. Many people know the group exclusively from the hit "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)": the single instantly gained recognition from the widest audience, becoming the biggest achievement of Eurythmics in their entire career ... However, before ceasing to exist, the duet released a dozen more (and even more) great tracks that can still be found on the radio to this day ...
In 1991, the Eurythmics greatest hits album Greatest Hits saw the light of day: it was a wild commercial success, becoming the duo's best-selling album worldwide! It includes the best Eurythmics songs, which we decided to recall today. So: this is the top hits of the duo Eurythmics! Let's start...
"Love Is a Stranger"
The early version of this song was not successful... However, the 1983 re-release saved the situation significantly: the track entered the top 10 of the UK chart. In "Love Is a Stranger", Lennox sings about love and its crazy power:
"She's wild and cruel and shines like destruction
It pours out like a stream and is like a religion.
It is sublime and inhuman, distorts and breaks,
It impregnates you and you become a zombie…”
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
The song needs no introduction: "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" won the hearts of listeners immediately upon release! The song was later inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and was included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list.
"Who's That Girl?"
The video for this song is full of charming stars of the music scene of the 80s ... So, Stewart's company is made up of all the members of Bananarama, Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston from Bucks Fizz and other beauties of that era ... Annie Lennox, suspecting her partner of love affairs with other women, plays several roles at once - a singer in a nightclub and ... a handsome man who looks like Elvis Presley!
"Right by Your Side"
And this track was for Eurythmics something of a departure from previous records... It's a fast-paced love track with an interesting arrangement (there are drum and marimba sounds, as well as a horn section)...
"Here Comes the Rain Again"
In his interview with Songfacts, Stewart told the origin story of this romanticized song:
“Annie and I are staying at the Mayflower Hotel in New York. It was an overcast day, I was playing melancholy chords on my Casio keyboard… Annie was looking out the window at the gray sky and the New York skyline, when suddenly she spontaneously sang: “It's raining again…” This overcast mood inspired us…”
The song became the second Eurythmics single to hit the US Top 10!
"There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)"
The video for the song is noteworthy: filmed at the New Wimbledon Theater in London, it reflects the times of Louis XIII ... By the way: one singing angel is played by actor Stephen O'Donnell.
"Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves"
Released in 1985 and featuring Aretha Franklin, "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" was also a huge success, peaking at number 9 in the UK and top 20 on the US Billboard. Initially, Eurythmics wanted to record this song with Tina Turner, but due to the singer's busy schedule, the duet members flew to Detroit ... There, in the Music Hall, a video was filmed.
"It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)"
After the release of this composition, Lennox and Stewart received the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.
"I'll be your rock (you can fall with me).
I'll be your ledge (you can lean on me).
I will be your bridge, your flowering tree…”
"When Tomorrow Comes"
"You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart"
And this song was the only one from the Savage album that entered the top 20 in the UK ...
"The Miracle of Love"
Upon release, renowned critics around the world called the song "wonderful, heavenly, seductive, all-encompassing and frankly healing..."
"Sex Crime (1984)"
Song from the album For the Love of Big Brother, which served as the soundtrack to the film "1984" by Michael Radford. The title of the track caused great controversy in the United States, in particular on MTV: due to limited airplay, the song only reached #81 on the Billboard chart...
"Thorn in My Side"
The authors themselves described their creation as "a song thrown as a gift to an unfaithful lover ..."
"Don't Ask Me Why"
The song's charm stems from "the stark contrast between heavenly harmonies and sad lyrics..."
Filmed in bright, saturated colors, the clip is often compared to the nightclub scenes in David Lynch's Blue Velvet.
The song was inspired by the death of Aunt Annie (the lyrics contain references like "went to meet her creator" and so on)...
The track peaked at number 23 on the UK Singles Chart, while it didn't hit the US Billboard at all...
"Would I Lie to You?"
Today it is one of the duo's most recognizable melodies, on par with "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"!
Unlike the duo's previous work, the video for this song received wide distribution on MTV! It also received five MTV Video nominations in 1987!
"I Need a Man"
In this song, Lennox sings about men and what it is about them that attracts her ...