Last night British pop duo Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics were inducted into the 2022 Songwriters Hall of Fame, and it was certainly about time. Almost everyone knows the words of this song. Sing it with me, “Sweet dreams are made of this.” More than 39 years after its release, it’s the hit single that keeps on giving – and not a day goes by that Lennox isn’t still shocked by its worldwide success. “This song is still so strong in the culture,” Lennox said. vogue hours before his induction ceremony. “The day we manifested this song, I thought it was the end [for us]. I was in such a dysphoric mood that I thought nothing was going to come of what we had done.
Even so, the Eurythmics’ success persisted and they continued to release other big hits such as “Here Comes the Rain Again”, “Would I Lie To You” and “There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) “. .” Despite his impressive track list, however, don’t go calling the humble Lennox an icon on his face. “It’s funny, I don’t see myself as [an icon,]Lennox said. “It didn’t really sink in.”
Given the party vibe of the evening, Lennox needed a stellar ensemble for the night, where she performed her single “Here Comes the Rain Again” for the crowd (“He’s got that haunting beauty and melancholy – it’s introspective and thoughtful,” she says of the song choice). To execute it, she wore a look with a purpose: Lennox wore an outfit courtesy of the Army Navy store — a camouflage jumpsuit — with slogans stitched on it by artist Perry Meek. “I have the term ‘Global Feminist’ on the back, a message that I think aligns very strongly with myself as an activist,” says Lennox. “I also put my name on the leg, and I put ‘Peace, Love and Eurythmics’ on the front, so everyone can see who we are and what we stand for.”