Annie Lennox in the 80's video
Sex Crime (1984)
Annie Lennox face close-up from the video
Sweet Dreams
Thorn In MY Side Video Eurythmics
Thorn In My Side
 

Eurythmics - Love is a Stranger

I was deeply into electronic music from quite an early age, and this was the first electro-pop record that I bought for myself. I regret only buying it on 7" vinyl, though. Why didn't I purchase the 12 inch? - damn fool!

Love Is A Stranger was the first single to break in the Top 40 for Eurythmics, reaching #6 in the UK and #23 in the U.S. The track featured on the band's second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) which achieved Platinum sales in the UK.

Also listen to the Extended 1982 mix at my 80s Remix blog.

Eurythmics and Annie Lennox

Eurythmics were, in my opinion, the greatest 80s pop double-act! When I first heard that brilliant electro-pop sound of "Love Is A Stranger" on Radio 1, I couldn't wait to rush down to Woolies and buy the 12 inch single!

Initially, "Love Is A Stranger" failed to hit the top 40, but after the their first commercial success in the UK with "Sweet Dreams", it was re-released and shot into the top 10.

I loved the synth-based sound of their earlier singles - "Sexcrime - 1984" was another favourite of mine - but a more rock-based sound was to follow, leading to many more years of big chart hits, such as "Thorn In My Side" and "Would I Lie To You".


       
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Here Comes The Rain Again (Remastered)

This very British song was released in 1984, Here Comes The Rain Again was the third single to be released from the Touch Album (the first in the U.S.). It was the duo's fifth consecutive top ten hit single and reached No.8 in the UK and No.4 in the U.S. on the Billboard Top 100.

Angel (1989) 

Written in 1989, but not released until May 1990, Angel was the fourth single to be lifted from the 1989 album We Too Are One, reaching #23 in the UK, but failing to chart in the U.S.

Eurythmics - Angel vinyl single sleeve

 

There Must be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) 1985

Although this was the duo's most commercially successful single, I never really liked it as much as most of their other 80s songs. I much prefer the duo's earlier electronic sound, although I also like some of their more rock-orientated tracks such as Thorn In My Side. For me, the highlight of this song is the harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder. This was the second single to be released from the band's fifth album Be Yourself Tonight, and topped the UK charts, but only managed #22 in the U.S.

Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) Vinyl Sleeve 7 inch

 

Would I Lie To You? 

 Eurythmics Interviewed on the South Bank Show in 1985

 Annie Lennox South Bank Show Interview

 

   

 

 

The cover of the vinyl 7" Sweet Dreams are Made of This by Eurythmics

 

The single cover from Here Comes The Rain Again 



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