Eurythmics were a musical duo lead by singer Annie Lennox and producer-instrumentalist Dave Stewart. Their synthpop sounds and unique persona made them a popular act throughout the 1980s. The two were romantically involved, though after the couple broke up Stewart later married ex-Bananarama singer Siobhan Fahey.

The Eurythmics second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) was a commercial breakthrough for the group. Led by the title track, the album featured drum machines and analog synthsizers, along with Lennox’s soulful voice. “Love is a Stranger” was a key hit on the album, though it flopped on initial release. Only after “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” did the song chart.

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” broke the band on both side of the Atlantic, where it hit number one in the U.S. and number two in the U.K. The song’s bouncing beat and catchy chorus made the song a big hit on the dance floors. The memorable music video leveraged Lennox’s short-cropped hair and charisma, as well as some quirky fetishization of technology. In 1995, the song was covered by Marilyn Manson, the first chart hit for that group as well.

The Eurythmics scored a number of hit singles and albums for the rest of the decade. The group broke up in 1990, as Stewart was much in-demand as a producer and Lennox embarked on a successful solo career. The group reunited for an album in 1999 and a song in 2005.

Marilyn Manson version