The 5 Best 80s Eurythmics Songs
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Eurythmics were and remain a wildly popular musical duo from London in the United Kingdom. The pair was fronted by vocalist Annie Lennox. The remaining member was Dave Stewart who was at the helm of guitar and other things. Eurythmics were a sensation on radio airwaves all around the United States and planet beginning all the way back in the 1980s. People all around the world were more than familiar with the band’s infectious synthesizer-rich tunes.
So what were the best Eurythmics songs from the 1980s? These five memorable tracks helped make Eurythmics legends, and you’ll likely recognize them as they are still played on the radio as well as on television and movies till this day.
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) was the song that solidified Eurythmics as a musical force. It came out in the beginning of 1983 and was a huge hit in many nations. It even inspired many other prominent musical artists to release cover versions years and years later. The track was penned by the team of Lennox and Stewart.
Love Is a Stranger
“Love Is a Stranger” initially came out toward the end of 1982. The band actually opted to release it again after they realized that “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” was unstoppable. “Love Is a Stranger” did extremely well in the band’s native United Kingdom. Mike Brady directed the music video as well.
Here Comes the Rain Again
“Here Comes the Rain Again” was another smash hit for the Brits. This single came out in the first month of 1983. It was the first tune on Touch, one of their studio albums. It was among the biggest success stories for Eurythmics in the United States and elsewhere. It also did especially well in the pair’s homeland of the United Kingdom. The song, true to its name, had a somewhat somber atmosphere.
Who’s That Girl?
“Who’s That Girl?” was yet another powerhouse for Eurythmics back in the eighties. It came out in the beginning of the summer in 1983. Stewart took on production duties for the track. He also wrote it with the cooperation of Lennox. “Who’s That Girl” featured a music video that depicted Lennox as a lady who had serious questions about her significant other. Stewart also showed up in the clip. Bananarama’s members even made cameos in the video.
Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
“Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four),” last but definitely not least, was a major hit for Eurythmics. It came out to the public as the lead single for “1984 (For the Love of Big Brother),” an album. This album was noteworthy due to the fact that it functioned as a soundtrack of sorts for Nineteen Eight-Four, a movie. Stewart tackled production work for this song, too.
Sexcrime was a distinctive track for a couple of big reasons. It showcased significant vocal sampling. The samples came from Lennox and her vocal stylings. Stewart’s voice actually had a place in the song as well. People could hear his vocals with the assistance of a vocoder.
So those are our picks for the best Eurythmics songs from the 1980s. Adding any of these to your playlist would be a great addition for sure.
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