Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

A classic synth-pop video from Eurythmics.

After two years of initial commercial failure for the Eurythmics project, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This became a commercial breakthrough for the duo on both sides of the Atlantic, with the title track being especially popular: it remains one of Eurythmics’ most recognizable songs, and its music video, popular on MTV in the United States, is memorable for Annie Lennox’s gender-bending psycho-sexual imagery.

In the wake of this success, the single “Love is a Stranger”, previously a flop, achieved hit status as well. It too was accompanied by a striking video, which featured Lennox dressed both as a man and a woman.

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