Top 10 Eurythmics Songs

Eurythmics songs

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Our top 10 Eurythmics songs list takes a look at ten fabulous songs released by the Eurythmics during their spectacular recording career. The Eurythmics were not really a band but rather a duo that consisted of two extremely talented musicians and artists. Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart had been members of a band called The Tourists in 1980. The two left the group and formed a partnership that would develop into one of the most successful musicals duos in classic rock history. The Eurythmics released their first album in 1981 entitled In The Garden. The album flew mostly under the radar. However, the Eurythmics blew that radar up when they released their second album that contained the smash hit “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).” From that point on, the Eurythmics celebrated a nice stretch of nine fantastic studio album releases and big time hits.

# 10 – I Saved the World Today

We open up our top 10 Eurythmics songs list with the great track “I Saved The World Today.” The song was released on the Eurythmics album Peace. The album was released in 1999. The duo of Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart had not released a new studio album together in ten years. It was a welcome return by one of the UK’s most loved bands. We felt pretty good about it in the United States too. The song “I Saved The World Today,” turned out to be a big hit for the Eurythmics. The song reached all the way to the number eleven position on the UK music charts.

# 9 – Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

We continue our top 10 Eurythmics songs list with the spectacular track “Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four).” The song was released on the soundtrack album to the motion picture 1984. The film was based on the legendary George Orwell novel 1984. The soundtrack album was titled 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother). Most of the music on the soundtrack album was instrumental with the exception of the singles “Julia,” and “Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four).”

# 8 – Right By Your Side

The killer song “Right By Your Side,” was the second single released on the Eurythmics album titled Touch. This was easily one of the best albums the Eurythmics had ever released. The Touch album became the duo’s first number one album in the United Kingdom. It was also a top 10 hit album in the United States. Every song on this record was great. Listen to that incredible groove on the song “Right By Your Side.” Annie Lennox just tears it up on this fantastic track.

# 7 – Who’s That Girl?

The Eurythmics song “Who’s That Girl,” was the first single released from the Touch album. The song was actually released before the record had come out. “Who’s That Girl,” did very well in the United Kingdom as it reached all the way to the number three spot on the UK singles charts. It was The Eurythmics third highest charting single of their career in the UK. The song did not do as well in the United States, but still managed a respectable charting at number twenty one.

# 6 – Love Is A Stranger

“Love is a Stranger,” was released on the Eurythmics breakout album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). The song was originally released as the first single from the album. It was also the record’s lead off track. The song did not do well when it was first released as the masses had not yet discovered the Eurythmics. However, after “Sweet Dreams,” had become a massive hit, “Love Is A Stranger,” was reissued as a single and did quite well the second time it was released.

# 5 – Missionary Man

By the time the Eurythmics had released their fifth studio album in 1986, it seemed the duo were on a such a roll that everything they released would go gold. The talent level between Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart was just off the charts. “Missionary Man,” was actually the fourth single released from the duo’s fifth album titled Revenge. The song was the least successful of the four singles released from the album in the UK. However, in the United States, “Missionary Man,” was the album’s most successful single. It’s amazing how different musical tastes were and still are between the United States and the United Kingdom.

# 4 – Here Comes The Rain Again

Another Eurythmics song that was bigger in the United States as opposed to the United Kingdom was the classic song “Here Comes The Rain Again.” The song was released on the follow up album to Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) called Touch. The album was released in 1984. “Here Comes The Rain Again.” would become the second highest charting single of the Eurythmics career in the United States when it peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. It still did well in the UK as it hit number eight on the UK Singles Chart. The keyboard line on this classic track was just one of those licks that you could never get out of your head, much like the one from the song “Sweet Dreams.”

# 3 – There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)

As we close in on the number one spot on our top 10 Eurythmics songs list, we turn to the amazing song “There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart).” This fabulous recording was released on the 1985 album Be Yourself Tonight. The fourth album by the Eurythmics was a star studded event as the duo branched out utilizing more musicians on record than they had ever done before. It was an album that paid tribute to Motown as much as it did to their previous synthesizer based music. It was a brilliant move by the Eurythmics to change direction a bit because the song “There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart).” would become the only number one hit of their career in the United Kingdom. The song also featured Stevie Wonder on harp.

# 2 – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Obviously, the classic Eurythmics song “Sweet Dreams (Are Made If This),” is one of the most popular songs the duo ever released. We think ranking the song this high pays respect to that understanding of how powerful and successful this song was. It was the biggest hit the Eurythmics ever had in the United States. It hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It also hit number one in France and Canada and number two in the UK. It pretty much stands as the signature song of the Eurythmics and was the hit single that made them a household name.  It was also one of the most popular videos ever played on MTV. So why wouldn’t we list this as number one on our top 10 Eurythmics songs list? Well, we just happened to like another Eurythmics song just a little better.

# 1 – Would I Lie To You

Coming in at number one on our top 10 Eurythmics songs list and just edging out the legendary “Sweet Dreams (Are Made If This),” song is the soul infused killer song “Would I Lie To You.” This amazing recording was released on the album Be Yourself TonightBoth the album and song were released in 1985. “Would I lie To You,” was the opening track on the album. It was also released as the first single from the record.

First off, listen to the production on this single, it is simply suburb. Every instrument is perfectly mixed and it packs a killer punch. David A. Stewart’s opening guitar lick explodes with a sense of originality that blends in so well with the genres stylists attributes. And then there is Annie Lennox. This may be here greatest vocal performance on record ever. At the very least, its her most soulful. Everything about this magnificent recording is simply stunning. Just take a listen and you will understand why we ranked this one as number one.

 

 

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