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Annie Lennox Backs Feminism and Being Affectionate, Defies Ageism

Annie Lennox Backs Feminism and Being Affectionate, Defies Ageism

Annie Lennox has been known for herself being one-half of the notable British musical duo, Eurythmics.

Together with singer and songwriter, David Allan Stuart, they created dance-rock, new wave, and synth-pop compositions that the made the United Kingdom’s people affirm, “Rule Britannia!” in the 1980s music scene.

Lennox sang “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” in 1983 which made her singing voice echo and be lauded worldwide.

The song, which is also the title track of the Eurythmics’s album bearing a similar name, was released as the fourth and last single from the compilation in the early 1980s.

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” became a breakthrough song that reached the second spot in the UK Singles Chart.

What made it more commercially successful was, in the United States, Lennox’s singing voice was hugely patronized that the song landed the number one position in the US Billboard Hot 100.

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” was the first track that the British band released in the US. Lennox continued to perform and record either as a solo artist or as a part of the Eurythmics.

Her songs, which relate naturally to human nature and pull at listeners’ heartstrings, had stayed as chart-toppers.

Among them is “No More ‘I Love You’s” which earned the Scottish singer the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1995.

As part of Eurythmics, Lennox also sang “I Saved the World Today.”

They performed this song during the 1999 Brit Awards, the same occasion in which the group received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music recognition.

Lennox has been dubbed as the “undisputed queen of the BRIT Awards” after impressively winning eight prizes in her music career that spans over 40 years.

Since Eurythmics had already disbanded in 2005, Lennox still keeps herself active today. Turning 64 years old last month, she spoke about refusing to be an ageist.

She remarked that sexagenarian women can still contribute more positive things to the public. In addition, Lennox staunchly advocates global feminism.

The singer emphasized that abuse, disenfranchisement, and disrespect for women should completely be put to an end.

As the mother of two daughters who are in their 20s, Lennox also supports showing affection to one’s children and moving away from the traditional stoic reserve practiced by the older generations.

Emma is a Sports writer and loves talking and learning about new Sports. She studied journalism at The City College of New York. She loves watching American Sports as well as watching her children play. When she gets some free time she likes to read books by "Jacqueline Wilson".