60 and Going On Timeless: Happy Birthday Annie Lennox

December 30, 2014 7:55 PM

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Not many recording artists who debuted on the American pop charts in 1983 can say they graced the Top 10 in 2014, but Annie Lennox can. In the past 30-plus years, the Scottish born singer/songwriter has placed (as Eurythmics and solo) 20 songs in the U.S. Hot 100, and more if you include the dance, rock, music video, adult contemporary, and holiday charts. Annie's body of work is a study in how an artist can stretch the boundaries of pop, soul and rock on their own terms, and remain not just relevant, but vital -- witness her current Grammy nomination for 2014's Nostalgia.

I credit Annie Lennox as being the artist who first turned me onto the joys of pop music in the dawning of my teen years. So to celebrate Lennox's milestone 60th birthday (she's born on Christmas Day), I'm spotlighting one non-single from each of her 15-plus albums since 1981. The brilliance of thes...

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