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Eurythmics — Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Album: Eurythmics
Avg rating:
7.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2923









Released: 1983
Length: 4:47
Plays (last 30 days): 5
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

(Ooh) Hey, hey
(Ooh) Ah-ha-oh

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something

(Ooh) Ha, ha
(Ooh) Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Hold your head up
Keep your head up (Movin' on)
Hold your head up (Movin' on)
Keep your head up (Groovin' on)

Hold your head up (Movin' on)
Keep your head up (Groovin' on)
Hold your head up (Movin' on)
Keep your head up

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

(Ooh) Ha, ha, ha-oh, oh, oh
(Ooh) Oh, oh-oh, ah-ah-ah

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas (Oh, oh)
Everybody's looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this (Whoa)
Who am I to disagree? (Oh-oh-oh)
I travel the world and the seven seas (Oh-oh-oh)
Everybody's looking for something (Oh)

Sweet dreams are made of this (Ha, ha, ha)
Who am I to disagree? (Ha, oh)
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something (Eh, eh, eh)

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree? (Hey, hey, hey)
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something (Oh-oh)

Sweet dreams are made of this (Ah-ha)
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something

Sweet dreams are
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Ohhh, RP Groundhog Day😊
Again, last played 30 minutes ago. Is your tape loop machine stuck somehow?
 frisbeepilot wrote:

I just wish it hadn't been overplayed to death on commercial radio.


For me, commercial radio is dead. This song isn't.
 geeollie wrote:


This needs some minor tweaks:

Sweet dreams are made of cheese
Who am I to diss a Brie
I travel the world in a Feta cheese
Everybody's looking for Stilton

(stolen from someone commenting on radioparadise)

this just made me choke on water, thanks 
 ziggytrix wrote:

Sweet dreams are made of cheese
Who am I to dis a Brie
I cheddar the world and a Feta cheese
Everybody's looking for Stilton

(stolen from somewhere on the web)



This needs some minor tweaks:

Sweet dreams are made of cheese
Who am I to diss a Brie
I travel the world in a Feta cheese
Everybody's looking for Stilton

(stolen from someone commenting on radioparadise)
 makasound wrote:

Yes, she is classically trained :)

In flute, piano and harpsichord.
Sweet dreams are made of cheese
Who am I to dis a Brie
I cheddar the world and a Feta cheese
Everybody's looking for Stilton
-------till here from the internets---------------

Some cheese wants to be Bleu, too
Some cheese wants to be Buchette d'Anjou
Some cheese wants to be cubed
Some cheese will be braided by you

Sweet dreams are made of cheese
Colby or Chevre, if you please
I ferment the milk and then I squeeze
Everybody needs penicillium

Mold is better, on the rind
Mold is better, leaves taste behind
Mold is better, cheese is confined
Mold is better, use my enzymes

Some cheese ought to be grated
No cheese should be ammoniated
Some cheese will always be hated
No cheese wants to be called rancid

Sweet dreams are made of cheese
Casein and rennet curdle it with ease
Whey from the curds it eventually frees
The best cheese comes from Wisconsin

Had the pleasure of seeing the Eurythmics live at Hammersmith in London as they were touring this album. Annie totally dominated the stage and captivated us all. Never seen anyone so bewitching. 

 ziggytrix wrote:
Sweet dreams are made of cheese
Who am I to dis a Brie
I cheddar the world and a Feta cheese
Everybody's looking for Stilton

(stolen from somewhere on the web)
 

Some of them want Maredsous

Some of them want the Remoudou

Some of them want a Geitost

Some of them want the Danish Blue

 BritGirl333 wrote:

OK, NOW you have blown my mind this morning!  FAVE DUO OF ALL TIME.  Seen them more times than I can remember.  Yep, cut, shaved and dyed my hair orange and nearly got kicked out of the house as a rebellious teen.  
FAB.



This woman OWNED any stage she appeared on. 
OK, NOW you have blown my mind this morning!  FAVE DUO OF ALL TIME.  Seen them more times than I can remember.  Yep, cut, shaved and dyed my hair orange and nearly got kicked out of the house as a rebellious teen.  
FAB.
The synth bassline reminds me of the soundtrack of the Lazy Jones game for the Commodore 64 (and other computers) from the 80s. The soundtrack contains a lot of references to songs from the 80s: 99 luftbalons by Nena, Fade to Gray by Visage and others. In turn, the main tune from Zombie Nation's Kernkraft 400 from 1999 was taken from this game! Lazy Jones soundtrack
A Goddesslike 10 for Annie.
 nicolas65 wrote:

First: Oh not again!
Second (after scrolling through the comments): Yes, it is actually a great voice, great song.
Third: But I really heard it much too much - it's overplayed to death. I'd love to hear other Eurythmics songs like "Here comes the Rain Again" or "Who's That Girl"




I like ALL of those tunes!!  ...Play 'em all!!
Maybe overplayed, but for good reasons. 
Under appreciated album. Fantastic mix of songs.
Possibly the only Eurhythmics song I like (but I like it).
I better enjoyed Dave Stewart's first two solo albums.
This song is better than it has any right to be. Repetitive and simple, but it hit the formula exactly. Simultaneously set the stage and raised the bar for acts like The Ting-Tings and Sofi Tukker.
 KCgalinMD wrote:

Saw the Eurythmics back in the 1980s, and boy could this woman stalk a stage.



Me too at the Kingswood Music Theatre 1984. Might have been the best sound I ever heard especially just Annie Dave and his guitar for a good chunk of the show.
One of the rare songs that should be above 10
GODLIKE!!! ICONIC!!! Overplayed on the radio. But, better NOW in FLAC  w/ great studio phones, amp & DAC!  Thanx RP!
 Alastair wrote:
You do know they co-wrote most of their songs, don't you? Annie wasn't just the front-woman.

Yes. I did worry about implying that. I've edited the post.
 easmann wrote:
Annie Lennox = Force of Nature
Dave Stewart = Creative Genius
Annie + Dave = Eurythmics
me = happy


You do know they co-wrote most of their songs, don't you? Annie wasn't just the front-woman.
Saw the Eurythmics back in the 1980s, and boy could this woman stalk a stage.
One of the worst songs ever written.
They were better live. Kingswood 1984.
Sonic bedrock
 joshfm wrote:

Oh god, please no. Not again. Not ever again. 



PSD, Baybee!
Past me, appears to have rated this as a 10. Past me knew what he was talking about.
Great segue from Future Islands song! Niiice!
This was my first tape (I got a few 45's later, but it was this and a few months later The Pointer Sisters Break Out, IIRC).
First: Oh not again!
Second (after scrolling through the comments): Yes, it is actually a great voice, great song.
Third: But I really heard it much too much - it's overplayed to death. I'd love to hear other Eurythmics songs like "Here comes the Rain Again" or "Who's That Girl"
 ziggytrix wrote:
Sweet dreams are made of cheese
Who am I to dis a Brie
I cheddar the world and a Feta cheese
Everybody's looking for Stilton

(stolen from somewhere on the web)
 

This song has aged well!
 Leslie wrote:
Annie Lennox has a wonderful voice. I wonder if she was trained classically, because she uses her voice like an opera singer. I don't always like everything the Eurythmics produced, but this is a classic.
 
Yes, she is classically trained :)
Annie Lennox = Force of Nature (and Creative Genius)
Dave Stewart = Creative Genius
Annie + Dave = Eurythmics
me = happy

 joshfm wrote:
Oh god, please no. Not again. Not ever again. 
 
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks so. I think Lennox is great but boy do I abhor Eurythmics music. It would be interesting to hear this song without the synths.
Oh god, please no. Not again. Not ever again. 
Timeless.
Sweet dreams are made of cheese
Who am I to dis a Brie
I cheddar the world and a Feta cheese
Everybody's looking for Stilton

(stolen from somewhere on the web)
Couldn't help myself... thanks for that link...

Probably either "Truly" by Lionel Richie (okay, I guess) or "Gloria" by Laura Branigan (somewhat better)...

LLRP :)

 lizardking wrote:

Even more intriguing to know is what song was #1 when you were conceived!  Mine (sadly) might have been "Silly Love Songs" by Wings.  Uggg….lol 

LLRP!!

http://pbump.net/music/


 

 Stetsonman wrote:
dave stewart is a bit of a knob though
Wow! You're acquainted with dave stewart?

dave stewart is a bit of a knob though
 Mackmoney3000 wrote:
This song was #1 on the billboard charts the week I was born. Thanks for reading this bit of narcissistic trivia
 

oh you young puppy
 lizardking wrote:

Even more intriguing to know is what song was #1 when you were conceived!  Mine (sadly) might have been "Silly Love Songs" by Wings.  Uggg….lol 

LLRP!!

http://pbump.net/music/


 
nice thought
without Annie there would be no Eurythmics
this classic always satisfies.
Timeless
It's a very, very well-built song. Tight beats, interesting synth sounds (this may be the first time listening to it with decent-quality headphones and not over lousy speakers), crisp vocal harmonies.

I just wish it hadn't been overplayed to death on commercial radio.
 cmcisaac wrote:
OK so I am in the minority here I see. I don't know why this song grates on my ears but it does. I otherwise like many of their songs....maybe because Mainstream Radio beat the hell out of this song over the years? Just a thought. 
 

Because you have shitty taste
 lizardking wrote:

Even more intriguing to know is what song was #1 when you were conceived!  Mine (sadly) might have been "Silly Love Songs" by Wings.  Uggg….lol 

LLRP!!

http://pbump.net/music/


 

So what's wrong with that?  I'd like to know... 
So here we go.... again!
 cmcisaac wrote:
OK so I am in the minority here I see. I don't know why this song grates on my ears but it does. I otherwise like many of their songs....maybe because Mainstream Radio beat the hell out of this song over the years? Just a thought. 
 
At least hearing it here isn't brought to you by [insert company name]
OK so I am in the minority here I see. I don't know why this song grates on my ears but it does. I otherwise like many of their songs....maybe because Mainstream Radio beat the hell out of this song over the years? Just a thought. 
After decades, still in my Top Ten. And I'm not even a Eurythmics fan!
 Mackmoney3000 wrote:
This song was #1 on the billboard charts the week I was born. Thanks for reading this bit of narcissistic trivia
 
Even more intriguing to know is what song was #1 when you were conceived!  Mine (sadly) might have been "Silly Love Songs" by Wings.  Uggg….lol 

LLRP!!

http://pbump.net/music/


 ce wrote:
Aw crap, its a remix. No need. I really prefer the original.
 
No, it's the album version. Our ears are used to hearing the radio edit.
Godlike, with compassion and beauty
not my cup of tea...but to each his own
Aw crap, its a remix. No need. I really prefer the original.
Love it or hate it it's a definitive 80s tune.   👍 from the Canadian judge.
 jarcampbell wrote:
Please, please, I beg you never play this song again.  It has been overplayed, overplayed, overplayed, overplayed, sweet dreams... sweet dreams.... I may shove a pencil in my eye.  
 
More PSD, less drama.
 jarcampbell wrote:
Please, please, I beg you never play this song again.  It has been overplayed, overplayed, overplayed, overplayed, sweet dreams... sweet dreams.... I may shove a pencil in my eye.  
 
Might I suggest the pencil in the ear instead?  I'm at an 8 on this one, yes I grew up with this on the airwaves and yet I still enjoy it...Long Live RP!!
Who am i to disagree ? --> an outstanding nine !
This song was #1 on the billboard charts the week I was born. Thanks for reading this bit of narcissistic trivia
Please, please, I beg you never play this song again.  It has been overplayed, overplayed, overplayed, overplayed, sweet dreams... sweet dreams.... I may shove a pencil in my eye.  
If you like the rhythmic synths, you're gonna love this. Especially when you're into retro gaming :-)
This follows Future Islands really, really well.

Impressive DJ-ing.  
Great to not hear the radio edit.
I was at the concert in 1987. Nice memory
80ies classic! {#Cool}
Can never get enough of this song
 spieler wrote:
Marilyn Manson's cover is actually better. Some kind soul plz dig it out, so Bill can play it instead. I know, I know...I don't like Manson either (aside from this one cover) and Eurythmics are "cool", but you gotta give credit where credit is due. This one is too 80s. :-)
 
And Manson is too 90s lameness. 
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Definitely come here to listen to other stuff than this. (oupsss.... baaaad english)

 
use PSD if it bothers you {#Eh}
Definitely come here to listen to other stuff than this. (oupsss.... baaaad english)
 VH1 wrote:

And this had to be posted 8 times why exactly??{#Iamwithstupid}
 
Server glitch...
Something is buggered with this track...it skips
{#Devil_pimp}    {#Cool}     {#Motor}
 ChrisVIII wrote:
This is excellent ! The base of the future James Bond theme ?
 
And this had to be posted 8 times why exactly??{#Iamwithstupid}
This is excellent ! The base of the future James Bond theme ?
 jagdriver wrote:
How much do I detest Annie Lennox's "music"? Let me count thy ways.........

 
out of 550 ratings Average is 7.4 me thinks your quite in the minority and should stfu! {#Dance}
 

jagdriver wrote:
How much do I detest Annie Lennox's "music"? Let me count thy ways.........

 
Dave Stewart wrote the music to that one.
 jagdriver wrote:
How much do I detest Annie Lennox's "music"? Let me count thy ways.........

 
Sounds like a personal problem there, mate!   
And not one that I share.  
You can go ahead and get over it at ANY time.   ;-)  
According to Joe Jackson's memoir, "A Cure for Gravity," Annie Lennox and Sir Simon Rattle were both in his graduating class in 1974. She studied harpsichord, flute, and piano. Jackson's degree was in percussion—tho' he played both piano and sax. Rattle won the award for conducting.
 jagdriver wrote:
How much do I detest Annie Lennox's "music"? Let me count thy ways.........

 
That's unusual, you hating music.
How much do I detest Annie Lennox's "music"? Let me count thy ways.........
 maryte wrote:
This "dance mix" is kind of annoying.  Too "manufactured/overproduced".
 
Agree... this is a textbook example of how to f**k up a perfectly good song

This one's sure withstood the test of time.
So good!
This version rocks. {#Music}
This "dance mix" is kind of annoying.  Too "manufactured/overproduced".
Stefen wrote:
What is that tinkle tinkle?
It's a good thing I checked this forum to see what remix of the song this was. I was just about to yell at my dogs when I heard the "tinkle". I thought for sure they were getting into trouble in the next room. Emma and Hudson thank all the RP listeners!
Please stop playing this song.
Stefen wrote:
What is that tinkle tinkle?
Tinkle bells. Somebody forgot the cow bells at the summer home.
So junior high school...
Always loved Annie Lennox's voice. I'm ok with this version, different but it's ok.
Yes!
I think I'd prefer the original. This one is a little too "peppy" for my taste.
What is that tinkle tinkle?
Ha! You're kidding! Never thought I'd hear this one in this forum. Hehe... "classic", I suppose, but aging gracefully.
jadewahoo wrote:
I don't care much for this version... it sounds rushed and the sound less full, less textured.
Yes, I agree. Too rushed
maryte wrote:
I agree. I don't mind a bit of techno, but it's not necessary in a song like this that's already techno-sounding...
matthead wrote:
Their video is back on Youtube. It's a neat video for this song, too bad I've never seen it before. But what's up with the cows?
Cause, you know, people are like cattle. Great song. I hadn't seen that video in many years. Thanks for posting it.
Their video is back on Youtube. It's a neat video for this song, too bad I've never seen it before. But what's up with the cows?
jadewahoo wrote:
I don't care much for this version... it sounds rushed and the sound less full, less textured.
I agree. I don't mind a bit of techno, but it's not necessary in a song like this that's already techno-sounding...
I don't care much for this version... it sounds rushed and the sound less full, less textured.
Nice segue. Sarah and Annie. www.cubaninlondon.blogspot.com
Thank you.
Pretty sure this is the original release version... weird, eh? They got it so right on the first go. NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hey, This is a different version than i have heard before...I like it better. Neil
one of the best songs in the 1980er!!
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
I'd like to hear RP play the Marilyn Manson version. I remember liking it but haven't heard it in many years.
RP already has the perfect amount of Marilyn Manson in the playlist
Hey, This is a different version than i have heard before...I like it better. Neil
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
I'd like to hear RP play the Marilyn Manson version. I remember liking it but haven't heard it in many years.
Here in the UK it was used in a car commercial about a year ago... Not good for the god of f***'s image, eh?
ThePoose wrote:
MORE COWBELL!
dmax wrote:
LESS COWBELL!
SAME AMOUNT OF COWBELL!
I'd like to hear RP play the Marilyn Manson version. I remember liking it but haven't heard it in many years.
Every time I log on RP there is something good going on.
anyone remember the buzz when this song came out?!?! "Is the lead singer a guy or gal?!"...haha
Nebben wrote:
Um... other way around, buddy. :)
'twas a joke, methinks. or a sad, sad mistake. or a moron. one of the three, for sure.
I'd listen to her sing the classified ads.
ziggytrix wrote:
Can't say I've ever heard the original - this is the verison that got all the airplay, I'm fairly certain.
Nope, this is not what got airplay when the song was first released. Trust a child of the 80s. My one tiny complaint about RP is that alternate mixes of songs aren't identified as such and the album that the original studio mix appeared on is usually listed instead of the actual source. Otherwise, love RP! ...and the Eurythmics.
Frater_Kork wrote:
Good one, but the original mix is way preferrable. That dry almost spartan sound, not overshadowing the lyrics but underlining them.
Ah, the 80's...robotic drums and dinky percussion. Still, that voice.