Category:Songs written by David A. Stewart
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1. 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
2. Hello (Turn Your Radio On) – Hello is a song by the British-based pop duo Shakespears Sister, and was released as the fourth single from their second album Hormonally Yours. The single peaked at #14 and spent 6 weeks on the UK singles chart, internationally, the single peaked at #27 in Ireland, #12 in Germany, #9 in Switzerland, #33 in the Netherlands, #20 in Sweden, #97 in Australia, and #43 in New Zealand. The single was released in the UK on 26 October 1992, the album version of the song was remixed for its single release, featuring more bass and adding drums. The single version is slightly extended, with a repeat of the chorus towards the end of the song. The single sleeve artwork was created by Laurence Dunmore, with photography by Derek Ridgers. The music video for Hello was directed by Sophie Muller. S Promotional CD Single Hello -4,21 Hello was covered by German punk band The Bates, CD single Hello —3,18 Welcome to My World </small)> —3,46
3. There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) – There Must Be an Angel is a 1985 song written and performed by the British musical duo Eurythmics. Released as the single from their fifth album Be Yourself Tonight. The song became a success, most notably in Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom. Ever since the record has been covered by musical artists, including Brittany Murphy, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Leningrad Cowboys, Luciano Pavarotti, Kylie Minogue. Upon its release, There Must Be an Angel became Eurythmics first number-one single in the UK, also topping the charts in Ireland, Norway and Brazil. While the song peaked at number 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100, it became another Top 10 success for the band in Sweden, Belgium, in 2013 the song was voted as the third best number one song of all time in the NME. Eurythmics Annie Lennox – vocals, keyboards David A, in that cover the mouth organ was replaced by an electric guitar for the instrumentation and the intro was so taken with the electric guitar, this version is very different from original. The cover also served as a B-side for her cover of the song Youre My Heart and we were speechless and very happy about. The animated movie was a world premiere and something really big for us and we immediately said yes, Lucy Diakovska said in an interview. Sandy Mölling noted, that the song was a favourite of the band. The record was included on the Special Winter Edition reissue of the Ellements album. There Must Be an Angel was awarded for Top Single Germany at the 2001 Top of the Pops Awards, vanessa Petruo stated in 2005 that the song was most unnecessary of all cover versions the band had released between the years of 2001 and 2003. The music video for There Must Be an Angel was directed by Jörn Heitmann and filmed near the General-Steinhof-Kaserne at the Gatow Airport in Berlin-Spandau, Germany on 19 July 2001. Inspired by Tony Scotts 1986 film Top Gun, the features the quintet as fighter pilots of the fictional U. S. military squadron 68 at an also-fictional airbase in Angelville. Additionally, it incorporates a 1940s World War II theme, heavily inspired by performances of Marilyn Monroe, among the aircraft shown in the video are MiG-21s, a B-57 Canberra, a F-104 Starfighter and a Dassault Mystère. The groups first non-album release following Daylight in Your Eyes and Rivers of Joy and it entered the charts straight at number-one on the German Singles Chart, staying at the top for five consecutive weeks, twelve weeks in the top forty, and seventeen weeks inside the top sixty. It was eventually certified gold by the IFPI for more than 250,000 shipped copies, in Austria, the single opened at number 8 on the Ö3 Austria Top 40 singles chart. However, it was not until 23 September 2001, the fifth week of release
4. Polka Party! – Is the fourth studio album by Weird Al Yankovic, released on October 21,1986. The album was produced by former The McCoys guitarist Rick Derringer, recorded between April and September 1986, the album was Yankovics follow-up to his successful 1985 release, Dare to Be Stupid. The albums lead single was Living With a Hernia, although it was not a hit, is built around parodies and pastiches of pop and rock music of the mid-1980s, featuring jabs at James Brown, Mick Jagger, El DeBarge, and Robert Palmer. The album also features many style parodies, or musical imitations that come close to and these style parodies include imitations of specific artists like the Talking Heads, as well as imitations of various musical genres like country music. Peaking at only number 177 on the Billboard 200, Polka Party, was met with mixed-to-negative reviews and was considered a commercial and critical failure. Despite this, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording in 1986, is one of Yankovics few studio albums not to be certified either Gold or Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In April 1986 Yankovic entered the studio to begin the sessions to his follow-up to 1985s Dare to Be Stupid. To produce the album, Yankovic brought in former The McCoys guitarist Rick Derringer, backing Yankovic were Jon Bermuda Schwartz on drums, Steve Jay on bass, and Jim West on guitar. The album was recorded in three sessions. The first session took place between April 22 and 23, and yielded four originals, Dont Wear Those Shoes, One of Those Days, Dog Eat Dog, and Christmas at Ground Zero. The second session, which spanned August 4–5, produced three parodies, Living with a Hernia, Addicted to Spuds, and Heres Johnny. The final session, which lasted from August 29 to September 1 produced the parody Toothless People, a song named Good Enough for Now. Thematically, Yankovic described the record as not a lot different than the other albums he had recorded. On April 22,1986, Yankovic began recording three new songs for his next album, Dont Wear Those Shoes, One of Those Days. Although Dont Wear Those Shoes is a composition, Yankovic admitted that the intro was inspired by the style of The Kinks. Lyrically, the song is a plea by the singer to his wife not to not wear certain shoes which he cannot stand, One of Those Days is a song detailing horrible things as if they were everyday annoyances. Each horrible thing escalates up to global annihilation while more mundane annoyances pop up at different times, Dog Eat Dog is a style parody of the Talking Heads. Described as a look at office life, the song was inspired by Yankovics past experience of working in the mailrooms as well as the traffic department at Westwood One radio station
5. 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
6. Friend or Foe (song) – Friend or Foe is a song by Russian recording duo t. A. T. u. Taken from the groups second English language studio album Dangerous and Moving, the song was written by Dave Stewart and Martin Kierszenbaum, while production was handled by Kierszenbaum and Robert Orton. The song was released by Interscope on 2 October 2005 as the second single. Musically, the song is a pop rock and electropop inspired song, the song features ambiguous lyrics, it is unclear who exactly the words are directed at. The song received positive reviews from critics, with many identifying it as the albums best song along with its praised for its dance nature. The song did not perform successfully like the previous single All About Us. An accompanying music video was issued, where it featured the singing in a cave to fans. The song was written by Dave Stewart and Martin Kierszenbaum, while production was handled by Kierszenbaum, the song was released by Interscope on 2 October 2005 as the albums second single. For the production and promotion of the single, it was handled by some big names from the music industry. These included Sting, who played bass on the track and Bryan Adams, the song was the groups last single to be released in the United Kingdom and United States, due to the lack of success. The song was released in multiple formats, the song was released digitally on 2 October 2005 worldwide. The CD Single was released in 2005 featuring the song remixes, a music video. In December 2005, Interscope issued a remix EP featuring remixes that were released in Europe, CD Single was issued in France as a Maxi-Single. The same month, Interscope Records announced that they would issue a 12 Vinyl CD in the United States, Friend or Foe received positive remarks from most music critics. Betty Clarke from The Guardian described the song as vapid and epic synth-rock, Friend or Foe generally received mixed reception surrounding chart positions. The song managed to make the top three in Hungary, peaking at number three, the song then managed to peak inside the top forty in countries including the Czech Republic, Italy and the Wallonia region of Belgium. In the United Kingdom, the song spent a week on the UK Singles Chart at forty-eight. It was the groups last single to chart in the United Kingdom, from 16 October 2005 to 17 October 2005, t. A. T. u
7. Goodbye Cruel World (Shakespears Sister song) – Goodbye Cruel World is a song by the British pop act Shakespears Sister, released in 1991 as the lead single from their second album Hormonally Yours. Initially, the song had little impact, reaching #59 on the UK Singles Chart. Following the success of the album, the song was re-released as a single in July 1992, slightly remixed, the video for Goodbye Cruel World was directed by Sophie Muller, who had previously worked with the band on several videos for their first album. The video features Fahey and Detroit spoofing famous melodramas such as Sunset Boulevard, edition CD single Goodbye Cruel World —4,01 Stay —3,46 Black Sky —5,53 Break My Heart —6,23 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
8. Love Is a Stranger – Love Is a Stranger is the fifth single by the British rock/pop duo Eurythmics. Originally released in late 1982, the single was commercially unsuccessful, the single was re-released again in 1991, to promote Eurythmics Greatest Hits album. Originally released in November 1982 in the United Kingdom, the reached a disappointing #54 on the singles chart. Following the huge success of Sweet Dreams the following year, the song was re-released and reached #6 in April 1983, in the United States, the song was the second single from the Sweet Dreams album and it was released just as the title track reached number one. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #81 on 17 September 1983, the song was in the charts for thirteen weeks. The single release was accompanied by a music video directed by Mike Brady, in which Stewart acts as chauffeur for an androgynous Lennox. This caused minor controversy in the USA, as some mistakenly thought Lennox was a male transvestite. Video on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
9. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Sweet Dreams is a song written and performed by the British new wave music duo Eurythmics. The song is the track of their album of the same name and was released as the fourth. The song became their breakthrough hit, establishing the duo worldwide and its music video helped to propel the song to number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was the first single released by Eurythmics in the US, Sweet Dreams is arguably Eurythmics signature song. Following its success, their previous single, Love Is a Stranger, was re-released, on Rolling Stones The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time issue in 2003, Sweet Dreams was ranked number 356. Eurythmics have regularly performed the song in all their live sets since 1982, in 1991, the song was remixed and reissued to promote Eurythmics Greatest Hits album. It re-charted in the UK, reaching number 48, and was also a hit in dance clubs. Another remix by Steve Angello was released in France in 2006, the original recordings main instrumentation featured a sequenced analog synthesizer riff, which Stewart accidentally discovered in the studio when he played a bass track backwards. Apart from the synthesizer, the arrangement also uses a Movement Systems Drum Computer, a piano in the middle eight, Sweet Dreams was Eurythmics commercial breakthrough in the United Kingdom and all over the world. The single entered the UK chart at #63 in February 1983, Sweet Dreams was the first ever single release by Eurythmics in the United States when it was released in May 1983. The single debuted at #90 and slowly eased up the chart, by August, the single had reached number two and stayed there for four weeks, kept from the top by The Polices Every Breath You Take before Sweet Dreams took the number one spot. The music video for Sweet Dreams was directed by Chris Ashbrook and filmed in January 1983, shortly before the single, the video received heavy airplay on the then-fledgling MTV channel and is widely considered a classic clip from the early-MTV era. Stewart is shown typing on a computer, the camera cuts to Lennox and Stewart meditating on the table. Stewart is next shown playing a cello in a field, the scene then returns to the boardroom, with Lennox and Stewart lying down on the table, and a cow walking around them. Stewart is shown typing on the computer, with the cow chewing something right next to him. The scene cuts to the duo in a field, with a herd of cows, Lennox and Stewart are then seen floating in a boat, with Stewart again playing cello. The video ends with Lennox lying in bed, with the last shot being a book on a bearing a cover identical to the album. The screen then fades to black as Lennox turns off the bedside lamp, the video has 125 million views by March 11,2017
10. Who's That Girl? (Eurythmics song) – Whos That Girl. is a 1983 song recorded by the British pop duo Eurythmics. It was written by bandmembers Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, Whos That Girl. was the first single released in the UK from Eurythmics third album Touch. The song features Lennox in the role of a suspicious woman demanding to know with whom her lover has been seen associating, the song became Eurythmics third Top 10 single in the UK singles chart, peaking at number three. In the United States, Whos That Girl. was released as the single from the album. It climbed to number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100, the music video became a heavily played clip on MTV and further showcased Lennoxs gender-bending image. In it, she appears as a singer performing the song. At the end of the video, the female Lennox is shown kissing the male Lennox, the gender-bending pop star Marilyn also makes an appearance in the video as another of Stewarts escorts. Despite the small role, Marilyns appearance proved a high-profile move which helped lead to his own music career later the same year, -3,49 B, You Take Some Lentils And You Take Some Rice -3,0312 A, Whos That Girl. -6,58 B1, You Take Some Lentils And You Take Some Rice -3,03 B2 and it was included on their 1988 compilation Best of The Flying Pickets. Australian chamber pop group Naked Raven included a cover of the song on their 2004 album Holding Our Breath, the song was the focus of a popular sketch from Harry Enfield and Chums, centring on the characters Lee and Lance. On an episode of The Simpsons, this song starts while Lisa is trying to change personality in front of her friends, the video on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics