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