“Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to talk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you?”
- “Here Comes the Rain Again” Eurythmics
I was around thirteen years old when this woman with the shockingly shorn, vibrant red hair was everywhere on the radio and MTV with the song “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”:
Like most girls, I thought I needed to have long hair to be attractive. But Annie Lenox was beautiful with a crew cut. Although she was married, she was another example of musicians playing around with gender roles.
Sadly, her marriage didn’t last forever. This song is about moving on, and shows, all these years later in 1995 (on "Saturday Night Live"), she’s still amazing:
And this song would make a wonderful theme song to my first manuscript (if my first manuscript weren’t so awful). It came out in the 1980s, but wasn’t released as a single in the US:
While there were female singers in the 1980s capitalizing on their looks and/or bodies to sell records, Annie Lenox did her thing, singing well.
Honorble Mention: Erasure, Echo and the Bunnymen