Eurythmics is a British pop duo consisting of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, formed in 1980. Over the years, they have established themselves as one of the most influential and successful pop acts of the 1980s and 1990s, with a string of hit songs and albums that continue to resonate with audiences around the world.
The duo's name, "Eurythmics," is derived from the Greek words "eurhythmia," meaning harmonious rhythm, and "eurythmic," meaning good rhythm. This name aptly describes their music, which is characterized by its unique blend of pop, rock, soul, and electronic music, and its use of innovative production techniques and instrumentation.
Eurythmics released their debut album, "In the Garden," in 1981, which failed to achieve commercial success. However, their second album, "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," released in 1983, propelled them to international stardom. The album's title track became a worldwide hit and reached the top of the charts in the UK and the US. The album also featured other successful singles, such as "Love Is a Stranger" and "Who's That Girl."
Eurythmics continued to release successful albums and singles throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including "Touch," "Be Yourself Tonight," "Revenge," and "Savage." They also became known for their visually stunning music videos, which often featured Lennox in a variety of avant-garde costumes and makeup.
One of the defining features of Eurythmics' music is its use of electronic instrumentation, which was still a relatively new development in popular music when the duo first emerged. They were among the first pop acts to make use of synthesizers and other electronic instruments in their music, helping to pave the way for later acts in the genre.
Another key aspect of Eurythmics' music is the powerful vocals of Annie Lennox. Lennox's distinctive voice is one of the most recognizable in pop music, and her emotive delivery is a key factor in the enduring popularity of the duo's songs. Her lyrics often explore themes of love, relationships, and the complexities of the human experience, providing a relatable and poignant message for their listeners.
In addition to their music, Eurythmics were also known for their social activism, particularly around issues such as AIDS, gender equality, and environmental conservation. Lennox in particular has been a vocal advocate for a range of causes, including LGBTQ+ rights and the fight against HIV/AIDS.
"The King and Queen of America" was recorded by pop music duo Eurythmics. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart. The track appears on their album "We Too Are On"e and was released as the album's third UK single in January 1990.Show Details
Revenge is the 1986 album released by the British New Wave band Eurythmics, The album spawned four singles and was a commercial success.Show Details
Touch is was on the early albums released in 1983 by the English New Wave band Eurythmics. Touch became the duo's first number-one album on the UK Albums Chart, and also reached the top 10 of the US Billboard 200.Show Details
We Too Are One is the eighth album by the British pop music duo Eurythmics, released in September 1989. It would be the duo's last studio release for a decade until 1999's Peace.Show Details