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