Annie Lennox is talking about death. Instead, the former Eurythmics singer is matter-of-fact about being a woman of a certain age — 64 — and thus someone who has begun to look backward rather than forward. She is simply reminding me, in her earnest and rather sprightly way, that death comes for everyone. Such a statement may seem jarring, but since the breakup of the Eurythmics, the hugely successful pop music duo she led with Dave Stewart, Ms. She left behind the isolating force of fame for a chance to live, and maybe even make a difference in the world. I have tried so hard not to let that monster eat me up.
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That decade was the perfect platform for Lennox. Just as music television was taking shape, she excelled in creative, conceptual music videos as much as she did as a powerhouse singer. So credit some fortuitous timing for launching Lennox into the music pantheon where she remains one of the most powerful female vocalists of all time and continues to inspire musicians. Her multifaceted career has provided us with a lot to listen to. Whether with Eurythmics partner Dave Stewart or as a solo artist, here are ten of her finest performances. In , the Eurythmics started to veer away from the synth-heavy New Wave sound that put them on the map and head more towards soul and rhythm and blues. Of all the tunes on this list, this one rates as the most atmospheric. The highly-revered composition has emerged as one of the most covered songs of her career with renditions by Bon Iver, Allison Crowe, and even Neal Schon of Journey. The song was accompanied by one of the most striking music videos of its time with cameos from Kiki Dee and Bananarama, and Lennox doing a sweet Nancy Sinatra impression.
Annie Lennox is one of Scotland's greatest pop exports, both as a solo artist and as part of Eurythmics. We've picked just a handful of her greatest songs that makes a perfect Annie Lennox beginners' guide. She wasn't sure that she could write songs by herself without David A Stewart, or what her next step will be. It took her about 10 minutes to write. This Eurythmics track remains one of the most iconic synthpop tracks of its era. It was a huge hit worldwide, reaching number two in the UK and number one in the US. According to Annie, the song is about the unhappy time she felt after the breakup of first band The Tourists. She said: "[It's] basically me saying: 'Look at the state of us. How can it get worse?
It was released on 17 February and contains two brand-new songs, " Shining Light ", originally a song by Ash , and a cover version of Keane 's B-side " Closer Now ", retitled " Pattern of My Life ". About the album, Lennox said, "It seems like the time has come to release the Collection this year. The songs are timeless, and have become "classics" in their own right. Initially intended for release in September , the release date was pushed back several months to allow her to recuperate from a back injury. Included on the album are songs from her four solo albums, one from the Bram Stoker 's Dracula soundtrack and two new songs. One of these is a cover version of the Northern Irish band Ash 's song " Shining Light ", which became Lennox's first UK top forty solo hit since , peaking at number The track was released digitally in the UK on 24 May as the album's second single. A limited three-disc edition of the album was released only in the UK on the same day, containing a second CD with rare songs such as a live cover version of R.