It has been 40 years since the musical duo Eurythmics burst into the mainstream with their 1983 hit, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” and on Wednesday (Jan. 4), band member Annie Lennox celebrated the song’s milestone anniversary.
“It’s almost impossible to believe that ‘Sweet Dreams are Made of This’ was released forty years ago! Since then it has continued to travel the world and the seven seas, which is a wonderful and miraculous story all on its own!” Lennox wrote along with a series of clips from “Songs are like ships… They have their own special journeys and destinations. Once launched, there is no going back. You just have to go along with the journey.”
“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart as of September 3, 1983, spending a total of 26 weeks on the chart. It was featured on the group’s second album of the same name, which climbed to No. 15 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and spent a total of 59 weeks on the chart.
In 2020, Lennox responded to a video by Tim and Fred Williams, a set of twin brothers from Gary, Ind., who came across her hit for their “First Time Hearing” series on their popular YouTube channel TwinsthenewTrend. “Oh my god!!! I saw this for the first time a few days ago… It’s amazing from my perspective to see these two incredible young guys get together on Sweet Dreams – shot in ’83,” she tweeted as reply to the cute clip “THAT is where the true power of music lies… A bridge to the soul and the intellect!”