Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart were broke and had broken up as a couple, and their musical partnership was headed the same way. This is what The Eurhythmics' Sweet Dreams were made of.
This song was on every mix tape I made in the 80s and 90s. I vividly remember when they performed at the MTV Awards in 1984 (their first USA TV appearance, I think?) and Lennox peformed in Elvis drag. I was stunned and delighted.
It really is the best song ever. I still remember the first time I heard it, probably age 7 or 8, my tiny little mind was blown
Love this article from start to finish! Annie is also on my list to write about because of this exact moment. This video blew me away as a young "tomboy" of a kid. It was liberating to see a woman in a power suit owning her own sense of masculinity and demanding to be seen as an equal. Thank you for sharing this insightful walk down memory lane!
Thank YOU, Scott. I appreciate that past recollection. In some ways I never felt like a great "manager " either. But the last minute fill in urgency exactly encapsulates what we were doing back then: we loved the radio station so much we couldn't stand to see it go off the air for one second. Thank heaven for the grease trucks; listeners; scorpion births (footnote please), Herb Sudzin; and you!
Hopefully that was Sunrise, much better gyros than Mr. C's.