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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

    Big Band and Swing

    2 songs

    Jazz Vocalists

    3 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.   Love Song for a Vampire
  8.   I Cover the Waterfront
  9.   Memphis in June
  10.   Train in Vain
  11.   September in the Rain
  12.   Strange Fruit
  13.   The Nearness of You
  14.   You Belong to Me
  15.   Angels from the Realms of Glory
  16.   Mood Indigo
  17.   The First Noel
  18.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  19.   Ladies of the Canyon
  20.   Little Bird
  21.   Take Me to the River
  22.   Cold
  23.   I Can Dream, Can't I?
  24.   Thin Line Between Love and Hate
  25.   A Whiter Shade of Pale
  26.   Don't Let It Bring You Down
  27.   God Bless the Child
  28.   Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
  29.   Pattern of My Life
  30.   Love Is Blind
  31.   Something So Right
  32.   Georgia on My Mind
  33.   Sing
  34.   Twisted
  35.   The Saddest Song Ive Got
  36.   Loneliness
  37.   Wonderful
  38.   Stay By Me
  39.   Primitive
  40.   Money Can't Buy It
  41.   Downtown Lights
  42.   Stand By Me
  43.   Broken Glass
  44.   Universal Child
  45.   The Holly and the Ivy
  46.   Silent Night
  47.   See Amid the Winter's Snow
  48.   O Little Town of Bethlehem
  49.   Fingernail Moon
  50.   Big Sky
  51.   Coloured Bedspread
  52.   Lost
  53.   Through the Glass Darkly
  54.   Womankind
  55.   Smithereens
  56.   Erased
  57.   Honestly
  58.   Pavement Cracks
  59.   Live With Me and Be My Love
  60.   Who's That Girl?
  61.   Angel
  62.   Keep Young And Beautiful
  63.   Precious
  64.   I Can't Get Next to You
  65.   Lullay Lullay (Coventry Carol)
  66.   In the Bleak Midwinter
  67.   Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
  68.   You Have Placed a Chill I
  69.   Step by Step
  70.   Shining Light
  71.   Ghosts in My Machine
  72.   Dark Road
  73.   Oh God (Prayer)
  74.   The Hurting Time
  75.   A Thousand Beautiful Things
  76.   Mama
  77.   Legend in My Living Room
  78.   Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  79.   Summertime
  80.   The Gift
  81.   Bitter Pill
  82.   As Joseph Was a Walking (The Cherry Tree Carol)
  83.   Here Comes the Rain Again