Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Sweet dreams (are made of this) - Eurythmics

'Sweet dreams (are made of this)' was the title track of the Eurythmics' second album and was released as its fourth single. Although the first two singles 'This is the house' and 'The walk' flopped and the third single 'Love is a stranger' only reached minor chart positions in the UK and Europe, the record company stuck with it. Quite a difference from the state of affairs these days...

The record company - and the artist - was rewarded: 'Sweet dreams' became a number 1 hit in the USA and Canada, and also reached number 2 in the UK singles chart and number 9 in the Dutch Top 40. Part of this success was caused by the iconic music video, starring Annie Lennox with her orange hair. My copy of the UK pressing of the single was stamped on the back of the sleeve with the words 'Not for resale'.

My collection: 7" single no. 191
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1983
Cost: 3,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Sweet dreams (are made of this)' / 'I could give you (a mirror)'

1 comment:

  1. This is the rare, original version of "I Could Give You (A Mirror)!" Thank you for posting!

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