St. Vincent covered the classic Eurythmics hit “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” at the 2022 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony last night (June 16).
The singer-songwriter kicked off the ceremony with his rendition of the track, images of which you can see below, ahead of the band’s induction into the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
She later took to the catwalk to recount the first time she spotted the group – featuring Annie Lennox and Dave Matthews – on MTV when a “beautiful androgynous creature with orange hair appeared dressed in a suit and of a tie”.
“They were scary, they were sexy, they were smart, and they were incredibly cool,” she added via the Associated press.
The Eurythmics then reunited for a rendition of “Here Comes The Rain Again”.
— Jem Aswad (@jemaswad) June 17, 2022
Other inductees of the night included Mariah Carey, Lil Nas X, The Neptunes, Steve Miller and The Isley Brothers. Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years.
Meanwhile, Eurythmics are also set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame later this year, alongside Eminem, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Judas Priest and Pat Benatar.
The winners – voted on by more than 1,000 artists, historians and music industry professionals – have each “had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture and helped change the course of rock ‘n’ roll” , Rock Hall president John Sykes said in a statement.
The 2022 event, which will be the Hall’s 37th annual induction ceremony, will be held on November 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Elsewhere, St. Vincent recently shared his contribution to the soundtrack of Minions: The Rise of Gru – a trippy and tantalizing cover of Lipps Inc’s 1979 hit “Funkytown.”