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

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