Eurythmics was a duo comprised of Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, who were an English pop music group that got their start in the early 1980s. The two created an album together called, “Eurythmics,” which resulted in the band getting their first hit single, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” which was one of the most popular songs in 1983. Here is a look at 10 best Eurythmics songs of all-time.
10. Missionary Man
In 1984, Eurythmics released a song that would end up being one of their more popular ones. “Missionary Man” was a song that reached number nine on the UK singles chart and was off of their album, “Be Yourself Tonight.” It had been one of the few times that David A. Stewart, who was the band’s male lead singer, would sing a song with Eurythmics. It made Eurythmics a band that was often led by Annie Lennox, who handled vocals and played the synthesizer on many of their songs. In fact, “Missionary Man” wasn’t the only song on which Stewart would make a small appearance. Another time was on “Who’s That Girl,” which also received a fair amount of attention.
9. Thorn in My Side
For the music video for their song, “Thorn in My Side,” Eurythmics released it during the fall of 1985. The song itself was an instant hit for the group, who released it in 1984. It would be successful enough to reach number eight on the UK singles chart, also earning more airplay on MTV. This song explains how some people find their perfect relationships and then the relationship goes bad.
8. You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart
One of the more popular songs released by the group in late 1985 was, “You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart.” The song was off of Eurythmics’ album, “Be Yourself Tonight,” which ended up selling well over 15 million copies around the world. It’s success would lead to three nominations at the 1986 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Record of the Year. The awards made Eurythmics the first group to have consecutive nominations for Record of the Year.
7. Would I Lie to You?
Released in 1986, “Would I Lie to You?” was one of the songs that became popular for Eurythmics after they released their album, “Revenge.” It reached number two on both the UK singles chart and the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, becoming one of their most successful songs to date. It was at this time that the group’s album, “Revenge,” ended up going multi-platinum in several countries.
6. Here Comes the Rain Again
One of Eurythmics’ biggest hits was “Here Comes the Rain Again,” which could be considered their signature song. It was released in 1983 by RCA Records, who would end up making the song one of their more popular singles. It would go on to earn a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals as well as three nominations at the Brit Awards, which were held in 1984. It ended up winning one of the awards for Best British Single.
5. I Need a Man
Released in 1989, “I Need a Man” was the first song released by Eurythmics as a duo since 1987. The song was from their album, “We Too Are One,” which would end up being the last album that they recorded together. It ended up becoming one of the band’s most successful songs and reached number nine on both the UK singles chart and Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The ‘I Need A Man’ made her being the first single of the album ‘We too are one’.
4. There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)
Written by Annie Lennox, “There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart),” was released in 1985 and became one of Eurythmics’ most popular songs. It reached number five on the UK singles chart and number six on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. It would be named one of the greatest songs of all-time by VH1, while Rolling Stone ranked it at number 53 on their list of 100 Greatest Pop Songs.
3. I Saved the World Today
One of Eurythmics’ most popular songs was, “I Saved the World Today.” Released in 1982, the song was off of their album, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” Annie Lennox would sing lead vocals for this one while David A. Stewart played guitar and wrote the song. It would later become a UK top 10 hit and a US top 40 hit. It made her win more US exposure which resulted in her winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
2. Love Is a Stranger
Released in 1982, Eurythmics’ song, “Love Is a Stranger,” was written by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart while they were writing songs for their album at the time, which was called “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” It reached number nine on the UK singles chart and was one of their most successful songs to date. This song would also end up being one of the band’s most recognized songs. As the song topped in various countries and reached number three in the United States, it became one of their most successful songs to date.
1. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Eurythmics’, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” is considered a signature song for the group and was released in 1983 by RCA Records. Annie Lennox would sing lead vocals for the song, which was written by Dave Stewart. It would become one of their most successful songs and earned them a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
As the greatest artist of the 1980s, it is only natural that Eurythmics would have some of the best songs to date. From “Love Is a Stranger” to “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” Eurythmics has several great songs that will be remembered for their artistic and creative ability.