Category:Songs written by David A. Stewart
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The following 64 pages are in this category, out of 64 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 64 pages are in this category, out of 64 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. David A. Stewart – David Allan Dave Stewart is an English musician, songwriter and record producer, best known for Eurythmics, his successful professional partnership with Annie Lennox. He is usually credited as David A. Stewart, to avoid confusion with other musicians named Dave Stewart and he won Best British Producer at the 1986,1987 and 1990 Brit Awards. Stewart was born in Sunderland, England, in 1952 and he attended Bede Grammar School for Boys, whilst still in his teens, he secured a record deal as part of folk-rock band Longdancer. Despite being signed to Elton Johns record label, The Rocket Record Company, after leaving Wearside Stewart then spent several years living in squats in London. In late 1976, he was introduced to Annie Lennox by Paul Jacobs, soon, Stewart and Lennox became romantically involved. By 1977, the pair had teamed up with Sunderland musician Peet Coombes, the band then developed into The Tourists who enjoyed modest success, including a hit in 1979 with a cover of the Dusty Springfield hit I Only Want to Be with You. The Tourists split up in 1980, as did Stewart and Lennox and they formed a new musical project named Eurythmics. After a string of hit singles and albums, the duo split in 1990, Lennox and Stewart worked together again in 2005, recording two new tracks for the greatest hits package Ultimate Collection, released to coincide with Eurythmics 25th anniversary. When Eurythmics dissolved in 1990, Stewart moved to France and immediately released an album with his new band The Spiritual Cowboys, the song Party Town was featured in the 1990 film Flatliners. A second album followed in 1991, both albums were Gold in France, where Stewart concentrated his efforts. In 1992, Stewart collaborated with singer Terry Hall on the project Vegas, the duo released one self-titled album but this was commercially unsuccessful, though one of the singles from the album made the UK Top 40. In 1993, Stewart appeared in an Apple Inc. advertisement for the Power Macintosh in which he riffed on the word power and he also had a small cameo as a computer hacker in the 1995 film Hackers. In 1994, Stewart released an album, Greetings from the Gutter. The album was not a success, though Stewart scored a minor UK hit with the single Heart Of Stone which reached number 36. He then released another album, Sly-Fi, first on the internet, in 1997, Stewart released an album Come Alive with the actress and singer Rhona Mitra. In 1999, he produced an album, Female Icon. In November 2002, Stewart worked with former South African president Nelson Mandela and he then began organising the 46664 campaign and series of concerts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa. In 2007, Stewart announced on his MySpace page that he would be playing live concerts showcasing his entire career, according to the announcement, he was to be accompanied by various guest musicians as well as a 30 piece orchestra
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. 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
7. Don't Come Around Here No More – Dont Come Around Here No More is a song written by Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and David A. Stewart of Eurythmics. It was released in February 1985 as the single from the bands Southern Accents album. The original inspiration was an encounter that producer David A. Stewart of Eurythmics had with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. On The Howard Stern Show, Stewart explained that the phrase was actually uttered by Nicks. She had broken up with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh the night before, Stewart did not know who she was at the time, but went anyway. When the partygoers all disappeared to a bathroom for a couple of hours to snort cocaine and he woke up at 5am to find Nicks in his room trying on Victorian clothing and described the entire scenario as very much reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. Later that morning, she told Walsh, Dont come around here no more, the music video is themed around Alice in Wonderland and was directed by Jeff Stein. Dave Stewart appears as the caterpillar at the beginning, sitting on a mushroom with a water pipe while playing a sitar. Petty appears in the video dressed as The Mad Hatter, at the end of the video, Alice, who has been turned into a cake, is eaten by Petty and even friends of her own, after which she wakes up from her dream. British indie pop singer-songwriter Diana Vickers covered the song as a promotional track ahead of the release of her second album, the song was parodied by Bob Rivers
8. 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