Annie Lennox celebrates 35th anniversary of 'Sweet Dreams'
It’s been 35 years, and everybody’s still looking for something.
On Thursday, Annie Lennox reminded the world that her timeless Eurythmics hit “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” is officially 35 years old.
“Holy Cow…?! Hard to believe that the Sweet Dreams Album was released on Jan 4th 1983! 35 years ago today my friends!!??,” wrote Lennox, 63.
The post included a now-iconic image she and bandmate David A. Stewart shot for their album of the same name. Released as the project’s fourth and final single, “Sweet Dreams” topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the week of Sept. 3, 1983.
Though some of the tune’s lyrics — “Some of them want to use you/Some of them want to get used by you/Some of them want to be abused” — might suggest a darker meaning, Lennox has indicated the inspiration for the song was the split of her and Stewart’s former band, The Tourists.
“’Sweet dreams are made of this’ is basically me saying: ‘Look at the state of us. How can it get worse?’ I was feeling very vulnerable,” she explained to The Guardian in December. “The song was an expression of how I felt: hopeless and nihilistic.”
Relive those infectious synths and the music video above.