Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Wave Wednesday: "Love is a Stranger", by Eurythmics (music video)

Initially released in 1982, "Love is a Stranger" flopped on the charts. After Eurythmics released their album "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)" in and the success of its title track, Love is a Stranger became the band's fifth Top 100 hit in '83.

The video features lead singer Annie Lennox as a high priced call girl with bandmate Dave Stewart as her chauffeur. What I love most about this video is that Lennox switches back and forth between a very feminine character and her trademark androgynous look. Androgyny was very hip back then. (Can you say Boy George?) Some people (very stupid ones) even thought that Lennox was a drag queen.
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