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Annie Lennox

Following the disbandment of Eurythmics in 1991, vocalist Annie Lennox began a solo career that rivaled Eurythmics' in terms of crossover popularity. Born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland, Lennox began playing music as child, learning how to play both the piano and flute. In her late teens, she won a scholarship to London's Royal Academy of Music, but she dropped out before she took her finals. For the next several years, she worked around London, performing various jobs during the day and singing at night. In the late '70s, she met guitarist Dave Stewart through a friend. Stewart, who had previously played with Longdancer, asked Lennox to join a new band he was forming with a songwriter named Peet Coombes. The band was named the Tourists, and they released three albums between 1979 and 1980 and scored a number four U.K. hit with a cover of Dusty Springfield's "I Only Want to Be with You." While they were collaborating in the Tourists, Lennox and Stewart became lovers. Soon, tensions within the band grew, and by 1980 the pair had left the band to begin Eurythmics. During the early '80s, the sleek synth pop of Eurythmics became one of the most popular sounds of new wave, racking up a number of hits in both the U.S. and U.K., including "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," "Love Is a Stranger," "Who's That Girl," and "Here Comes the Rain Again." Midway through their career, Eurythmics began pursuing a harder, more straightforward rock & roll sound. In 1990, following the release of Eurythmics' commercial disappointment We Too Are One, Lennox announced that she was taking a two-year sabbatical to have a child. During this time, the group quietly dissolved, Lennox had a baby, and she began working on her first solo album. Diva, her solo debut, arrived in 1992 and showcased a calmer, more mature vocalist designed to cross over into the adult contemporary market. On the strength of the singles "Walking on Broken Glass" (number 14) and "Why" (number 34), Diva sold over two million copies in the U.S. alone; the album was also nominated for three Grammy awards. Lennox delivered her second solo album, a covers collection entitled Medusa, in 1995. Peaking at number 11, Medusa spawned the hit single "No More I Love You's" and went platinum by the end of 1995. Lennox took some time off to raise her child and become more actively involved with humanitarian endeavors. A full eight years after Medusa was released, she returned with Bare, one of the strongest and most personal albums of her career. After another break, she released Songs of Mass Destruction in September 2007 and made plans to embark on an extensive North American tour, starting in October. Three years later, Lennox returned to recording with her first holiday album, entitled A Christmas Cornucopia. In 2014, she delivered another covers-oriented album, the Mike Stevens-produced Nostalgia. The following year, Lennox re-released the album as Nostalgia: An Evening with Annie Lennox, which included both the original studio album and a bonus Blu-Ray disc of her live PBS concert recorded on-stage at Los Angeles' historic Orpheum Theatre backed by a 19-piece ensemble. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Stations Featuring
Annie Lennox

    Breakup Songs

    Breakup Songs
    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    Coffeehouse Corner
    2 songs

    Acoustic Rock

    Acoustic Rock
    1 song

    Female Focus

    Female Focus
    2 songs

    '90s Pop

    2 songs

    Late Night Mix

    1 song

    Jazz Vocalists

    3 songs

    Big Band and Swing

    2 songs

    Love Songs

    1 song

    Lite Hits

    1 song

    Gay Anthems

    1 song

    Movie Scores

    1 song

Albums by
Annie Lennox

Top Songs by
Annie Lennox

  1.   Song
  2.   Why
  3.   Walking on Broken Glass
  4.   Waiting in Vain
  5.   No More "I Love You's"
  6.   I Put a Spell on You
  7.   I Cover the Waterfront
  8.   Mood Indigo
  9.   Love Song for a Vampire
  10.   Train in Vain
  11.   You Belong to Me
  12.   Ladies of the Canyon
  13.   Strange Fruit
  14.   Angels from the Realms of Glory
  15.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  16.   September in the Rain
  17.   The First Noel
  18.   Memphis in June
  19.   The Nearness of You
  20.   Little Bird
  21.   A Whiter Shade of Pale
  22.   Take Me to the River
  23.   Cold
  24.   Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  25.   Money Can't Buy It
  26.   Mama
  27.   O Little Town of Bethlehem
  28.   A Thousand Beautiful Things
  29.   Legend in My Living Room
  30.   Georgia on My Mind
  31.   Broken Glass
  32.   In the Bleak Midwinter
  33.   Lost
  34.   Ghosts in My Machine
  35.   Oh God (Prayer)
  36.   Twisted
  37.   Don't Let It Bring You Down
  38.   I Can Dream, Can't I?
  39.   Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
  40.   Step by Step
  41.   Fingernail Moon
  42.   Sing
  43.   Coloured Bedspread
  44.   Love Is Blind
  45.   The Saddest Song Ive Got
  46.   Bitter Pill
  47.   Wonderful
  48.   The Hurting Time
  49.   Stay By Me
  50.   Primitive
  51.   Precious
  52.   I Can't Get Next to You
  53.   Downtown Lights
  54.   Shining Light
  55.   Through the Glass Darkly
  56.   Something So Right
  57.   Stand By Me
  58.   Universal Child
  59.   Silent Night
  60.   See Amid the Winter's Snow
  61.   Lullay Lullay (Coventry Carol)
  62.   Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
  63.   Pattern of My Life
  64.   Smithereens
  65.   Dark Road
  66.   Erased
  67.   Pavement Cracks
  68.   Live With Me and Be My Love
  69.   Who's That Girl?
  70.   Angel
  71.   The Gift
  72.   Here Comes the Rain Again
  73.   Thin Line Between Love and Hate
  74.   God Bless the Child
  75.   Summertime
  76.   The Holly and the Ivy
  77.   As Joseph Was a Walking (The Cherry Tree Carol)
  78.   You Have Placed a Chill I
  79.   Big Sky
  80.   Womankind
  81.   Loneliness
  82.   Honestly
  83.   Keep Young And Beautiful