I’ve seen both the Eurythmics and Annie Lennox (one half of the duo) in concert. So here’s a bit about them and some examples of their work.
Eurythmics were a British pop duo consisting of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart who 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, topping the charts in various countries including the US.
The duo went on to release a string of hit singles and albums before they split up in 1990. By this time, Stewart was 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 Eurythmics compilation album, Ultimate Collection.
The above track No More I Love You’s was the first single released by Lennox from her second studio album, Medusa (1995). The song features slightly altered lyrics from the original version and added background vocals that can be heard around the 2:50 mark of the song.
Lennox’s version was a commercial success, topping the singles charts in a number of countries. In 1996, the song won Lennox the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, the first to be awarded to a British artist.
The duo have 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.