Eurythmics celebrated their enshrinement within the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremony by performing a trio of their hits in Los Angeles.
They opened with a taut, horn-driven model of 1985’s “Would I Mislead You,” then seamlessly transitioned into 1987’s “Missionary Man.” The group then inevitably turned to “Candy Goals (Are Product of This),” their first large hit.
This was the second time Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart have performed collectively in 2022. The duo was additionally inducted into the Songwriters Corridor of Fame, the place they delivered an acoustic rendition of “Right here Comes the Rain Once more” in June.
“Candy Goals” was Eurythmics’ first U.S. single, launched after RCA tried for greater than a 12 months to seek out business success for the band and the 1982 album of the identical title abroad. A trio of singles from that sophomore effort sank with little response. However “Candy Goals” ultimately modified their trajectory anyway, rising to the highest spot on the Billboard Sizzling 100 and launching a string of chart success that included 9 extra Prime 40 hits.
Their sound was electronically primarily based, however Eurythmics persistently saved a pointy concentrate on songwriting, as Stewart informed Billboard earlier this 12 months. “We insisted once we have been writing our songs that you may play them with only a guitar and voice, or piano and voice,” he mentioned. It was an necessary tactic, which he mentioned helped their music rise above most ‘80s pop that had been dismissed as “disposable.”
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