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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

    Coffeehouse Corner

    Coffeehouse Corner
    2 songs

    Acoustic Rock

    Acoustic Rock
    1 song

    '90s Pop

    '90s Pop
    2 songs

    Big Band and Swing

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

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