Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

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"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" is a song written and performed by the British new wave music duo Eurythmics (Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart). It was released as a single in early 1983, the title track of their album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), and was one of their biggest hits, and the song which provided the group with their breakthrough into commercial success. Its striking music video helped to propel the song to number two on the UK Singles chart and number one on the US BillboardHot 100, on 3 September 1983, after The Police's "Every Breath You Take" had held it off at number two for four consecutive weeks in August. It was the fourth and final single released from the Sweet Dreams album in the UK and the first single released by Eurythmics in the US.

AllMusic Review by

Eurythmics' breakthrough album is a deft mix of electronic thrills, new wave chills, and sultry R&B, the latter supplied by Annie Lennox's warm tenor. Pretty much relying on themselves, Lennox and Dave Stewart slip past the music's usual coldness and into a territory all their own. It can be smug (the new wave here is served with a side of irony) and a tad dull (the long, operatic pieces serve little purpose), but the payoffs -- "Love Is a Stranger" and, especially, the magnificent title tune -- are among the finest the genre has to offer.