Category:Songs written by Annie Lennox
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The following 50 pages are in this category, out of 50 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 50 pages are in this category, out of 50 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Annie Lennox – Ann Annie Lennox, OBE is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. With a total of eight Brit Awards, including Best British Female Artist six times and she has also been named the Brits Champion of Champions. Lennox embarked on a career in 1992 with her debut album, Diva. To date, she has released six studio albums and a compilation album. Aside from her eight Brit Awards, she has collected four Grammy Awards. In 2002, Lennox received a Billboard Century Award, the highest accolade from Billboard Magazine. In 2004, she won both the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Into the West, written for the soundtrack to the feature film The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King. In addition to her career as a musician, Lennox is also a political and social activist, notable for raising money and awareness for HIV/ AIDS as it affects women and children in Africa. In 2011, Lennox was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her tireless charity campaigns, on 4 June 2012 she performed at the Queens Diamond Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace. Lennox performed the song Little Bird during the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London on 12 August 2012, Lennox has been named The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive by VH1 and one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone. In 2012, she was rated No.22 on VH1s 100 Greatest Women in Music and she has earned the distinction of most successful female British artist in UK music history due to her commercial success since the early 1980s. As of June 2008, including her work within Eurythmics, Lennox had sold over 80 million records worldwide, Annie Lennox was born on Christmas Day 1954 in Summerfield Maternity hospital, Aberdeen, the daughter of Dorothy and Thomas Allison Lennox. In the 1970s, Lennox won a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London and she lived on a student grant and worked at part-time jobs for extra money. Lennox was unhappy during her time at the Royal Academy and spent her time wondering what direction she could take. Lennoxs flute teachers final report stated, Ann has not always sure of where to direct her efforts. She is very, very able, however, two years later, Lennox reported to the Academy, I have had to work as a waitress, barmaid, and shop assistant to keep me when not in musical work. She also played and sang with a few bands, such as Windsong, during the period of her course, in 2006, the academy made her an honorary Fellow. Lennox also was made a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, in 1976, Lennox was flautist with a band called Dragons Playground, leaving before they appeared on TVs New Faces
2. 17 Again (song) – 17 Again is a song recorded by the British pop music duo Eurythmics. The song appears on the bands 1999 album, Peace, and was released as the single from the album in the UK in early 2000. Peace was the first new album released by Eurythmics in a decade, the song mentions fake celebrities, vicious queens, the stupid papers and the stupid magazines and makes the conclusion that sweet dreams are made of anything that gets you in the scene. The closing of 17 Again contains an interpolation of 1983s Sweet Dreams,17 Again peaked at number twenty-seven on the UK Singles Chart. In the U. S. there was no single,17 Again became the first Eurythmics song to hit number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. The song was featured in a four episode of the American television series Will & Grace. It was also featured in two of the American television series, Charmed, in the episode titled How to Make a Quilt Out of Americans. List of number-one dance singles of 1999 List of number-one dance singles of 2000 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
3. Angel (Eurythmics song) – Angel is a song recorded by the British pop music duo Eurythmics. It was written by band members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart, the song appears on Eurythmics We Too Are One album and was released as its fourth UK single in May 1990, and would be the duos final single for almost a decade. It was also released as the single from the album in the US. Lennox said in an interview at the time that the song was inspired by the death of her aunt, as she sings about a woman who has killed herself and now has gone to meet her maker. Angel peaked at number twenty-three on the UK singles chart, though failed to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100, Annie Lennox re-recorded the song in 1997 for the Diana, Princess of Wales, Tribute album. Radio Edit - from the US PROMO CD,3, choir Version - UK7 B-side - later re-released on the of We Too Are One
4. Beethoven (I Love to Listen To) – Beethoven is a song by the British pop music duo Eurythmics, released in October 1987 as the first single from their seventh album, Savage. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, although not released as a single in the United States, the track appeared as a double A-side of the 12 inch single for I Need a Man, and received heavy rotation on MTV. It was a Top 20 hit in several European territories and also in Australia, as the first part of this loose narrative, the Beethoven video begins with Lennox portraying a repressed, middle-class housewife, knitting in her apartment. She exhibits characteristics of obsessive-compulsive disorder through her habitual cleaning and chopping of vegetables and these characters are seemingly components of a new character that the dowdy housewife becomes as she has a nervous breakdown and transforms herself into a blonde, overtly sexual vixen. In this newly liberated persona she trashes the apartment that, as a housewife, the video ends with her walking out into the street laughing
5. Belinda (song) – Belinda is a 1981 song by the British new wave duo Eurythmics. It was the second single, and the second and final single to be taken from their debut album In the Garden. The single, which was released only in the UK, was not a commercial success, no music video was made for the single. The song was co-produced by Conny Plank and featured members of Can, the B-side, Heartbeat, Heartbeat was exclusive to this single, though it was later included on the remastered version of In The Garden in 2005. Belinda 4,01 B, Heartbeat Heartbeat 2,06
6. Cold (Annie Lennox song) – Cold is a song by the British singer Annie Lennox. It was released as the single from her 1992 album, Diva. The single was released as a series of three separate CD singles, titled Cold, Colder and Coldest, each CD featured the track Cold as well as a collection of live tracks. It holds the distinction of being the first single to chart in the UK Top 40 without being released on 7 vinyl. All tracks except Cold were recorded live for MTV Unplugged in July 1992. All live songs were versions of songs from Diva, all tracks except Cold were recorded acoustically live for MTV Unplugged in July 1992. All live songs were versions of songs Lennox has recorded with the Eurythmics, all tracks except Cold were recorded acoustically live for MTV Unplugged in July 1992. All live songs were cover versions, river Deep, Mountain High was originally done by Ike & Tina Turner. Feel the Need was by The Detroit Emeralds, dont Let Me Down is a Beatles song. Cold video from VEVO on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
7. Dark Road (song) – Dark Road is a song by Annie Lennox, released on 24 September 2007, as the first single from her fourth solo album Songs of Mass Destruction. UK television network Channel 4 aired the television premiere of the music video exclusively on 22 August 2007. It was also the first video to be premiered on Amazon. com, the track was released as a CD Single and also as a DVD single. It charted at no.58 on the UK singles chart. annielennox. com/musicplayer. php. file=763_01darkroad. mp3&name=Dark+Road Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
8. Don't Ask Me Why (Eurythmics song) – Dont Ask Me Why is a 1989 song recorded by the British pop music duo Eurythmics. It was written by bandmembers Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, the song was featured on Eurythmics album We Too Are One. The song was released as the single from the album in the UK. It is a pop song with melancholy and bitter lyrics which describe the ending of a love relationship. In it Lennox tells the subject dont ask me why / I dont love you anymore / I dont think I ever did, the songs music video, directed by Sophie Muller, features a performance by Eurythmics with various members of a backing band. Filmed in bright, saturated colors the finished clip drew comparisons to nightclub scenes in David Lynchs film Blue Velvet, dont Ask Me Why peaked at number twenty-five in the UK singles chart and became Eurythmics last U. S. Billboard Hot 100 hit, peaking at number forty
9. Blackout (Britney Spears album) – Blackout is the fifth studio album by American singer Britney Spears. It was released on October 25,2007, by Jive Records, opting to re-establish her music career after her fourth studio album, In the Zone, she began planning the project in 2006. Blackout represents a departure from Spears earlier work featuring a foreboding. Their efforts resulted in a primarily dance-pop and electropop record, which sees influences from Euro disco, dubstep. The lyrical themes revolve around love, fame, media scrutiny, sex, upon its release, Blackout received mixed reviews from music critics, some complimented it as Spears most progressive and consistent album. The Times named it as the fifth best pop album of the decade, Blackout was originally scheduled to be released on November 13 in the United States, though it was ultimately rush-released after several unauthorized internet leaks. It was expected to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200, the record charted in the top-ten of several national charts internationally, and has attained several certifications worldwide. By the end of 2008, Blackout had sold 3.1 million copies worldwide, three singles were released from Blackout. Its lead single Gimme More peaked at three on the US Billboard Hot 100. Follow-up singles Piece of Me and Break the Ice respectively peaked at numbers 18 and 43 in the United States. Unlike her previous records, Spears did not heavily promote Blackout, in 2012, the album was added to the library and archives of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Henrik Jonback confirmed that he had songs with her during the European leg of The Onyx Hotel Tour, in the bus. Following her marriage with Kevin Federline in October 2004, Spears announced through a letter on her website that she was going to take some time off to enjoy life. However, on December 30,2004, she made an appearance at Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM to premiere a rough mix of a new midtempo track. Spears had recorded the live with her band while on tour. The lyrics lament the fall of Mona Lisa, calling her unforgettable and unpredictable, in January 2005, Spears posted another letter on her website, saying, I think I should rephrase myself from my previous letters when I was talking about taking a break. What I meant was I am taking a break from being told what to do and its cool when you look at someone and dont know whether they are at work or play since its all the same to them. The things Ive been doing for work lately have been so much fun, Ive been even more hands on in my management and the business side of things, and I feel more in control than ever
10. Here Comes the Rain Again – Here Comes the Rain Again is a 1984 song by British duo Eurythmics. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, the song was released on 12 January 1984 as the third single in the UK from the album Touch and in the United States as the first single. It became Eurythmics second Top 10 U. S. hit, Here Comes the Rain Again hit number eight in the UK Singles Chart, becoming their fifth consecutive Top 10 single in that country. Stewart explained to Songfacts that creating a mood in his songs is something at which he excels. So its kind of a weird course, and of course that starts the whole song, and the whole song was about that undecided thing, like here comes depression, or here comes that downward spiral. But then it goes, so talk to me like lovers do and its the wandering in and out of melancholy, a dark beauty that sort of is like the rose thats when its darkest unfolding and bloodred just before the garden, dies. And capturing that in kind of statements and sentiments. The string arrangements by Michael Kamen were performed by members of the British Philharmonic Orchestra, however, due to the limited space in the studio, the Church, the players had to improvise by recording their parts in other parts of the studio. The song was mixed by blending the orchestral tracks on top of the original synthesized backing track. The basic melody had already written and Lennox looked out the window after their fight. She announced, Here comes the rain again, the running time for Here Comes the Rain Again is in actuality about five minutes long and was edited on the Touch album. Although it was edited even further for its single and video release, the entire five-minute version did not appear on any Eurythmics album until the U. S. edition of Greatest Hits in 1991. In the UK, the single became Eurythmics fifth Top 10 hit and it was the duos second top ten hit in the United States, peaking at #4 in March 1984. The music video, featuring both Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, was directed by Stewart, John Gerschfield and Jon Roseman, and released in December 1983, a month before the single came out. The video opens with an aerial shot of The Old Man of Hoy on the Island of Hoy in the Orkney Islands before transitioning to Lennox walking along the rocky shore. She later explores a derelict cottage while wearing a nightgown and holding a lantern, Stewart stalks her with a video camera. In many scenes the two are filmed separately, then superimposed into the same frame, the result is that the viewer may perceive one as being a ghost in the world of the other. George Nozuka sings the same note when he says Talk to me with a slight stutter on his hit single, another hit by Nozuka, Last Night, features a riff that is inspired by Sweet Dreams