Annie Wants To Be With You

Early Annie Lennox in this week's Forgotten Videos
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    Annie Lennox at the 37th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 1995
July 15, 2010 -- 2:10 pm PDT
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Welcome to Forgotten Videos. Well, for some forgotten, for others just filed away, and for others still, a totally brand-new discovery. Whichever category you fall into, each week we'll feature a video that's possibly been collecting dust when what it really deserves is a fresh look. Or, we'll be giving a fresh look at a video that deserves to be collecting dust. We're not here to judge, we just want to take you on a little trip down memory lane. Yep, you'll remember when hair was really that big, when drums were that up front in the mix, when video was young(er) and so were you.

 

The Tourists

"I Only Want To Be With You"
1980

It will be surprising to some that from these semi-auspicious beginnings sprang the Eurythmics. In 1980 the Tourists, featuring a young and very colorful Annie Lennox on vocals, and a young and almost unrecognizable Dave Stewart (we're pretty sure he's the one with the Three Musketeers moustache) on guitar, hit No. 83 on the Billboard Hot 100 with this pleasant cover of the Dusty Springfield hit. This was three years before Eurythmics would launch to stardom with the No. 1 hit "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)." We're not sure if the video is of inferior quality, deliberately over-saturated in '80s fashion, or just really old. (Yes friends, 1980 was 30 years ago.)

Bonus: Watch Annie Lennox put on her makeup.

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