Perhaps no other musical act defines the year 1984 quite like the Eurythmics. Not only did the trailblazing synth-pop duo score its highest-charting album (Touch, a No. 7 peak on the Billboard 200) during the week ending April 7, 1984 that spawned a hit with top 10 single "Here Comes The Rain Again" and frontwoman Annie Lennox appeared on the cover of Newsweek with Boy George.
But Lennox and producer Dave Stewart issued another release just seven months later literally titled 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother), an original soundtrack for director Michael Radford's film adaptation of the iconic George Orwell novel. While such industrious productivity has become less common today, it was par for the course in the Eurythmics' heyday. "We released nine albums in eight years," Stewart recalls. "We used to make our albums in two or three weeks, which included writing the songs [from scratch], and then we'd go back on tour again." Adds Lennox, "I have absolutely no idea how we did it or kept up the pace. It exhausts me just thinking about it now!"