Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Album: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1982)
Charted: 2 1
  • Sweet dreams are made of this
    Who am I to disagree?
    I travel the world
    And the seven seas
    Everybody's looking for something.

    Some of them want to use you
    Some of them want to get used by you
    Some of them want to abuse you
    Some of them want to be abused.

    Sweet dreams are made of this
    Who am I to disagree?
    I travel the world
    And the seven seas
    Everybody's looking for something.

    Hold your head up--keep your head up--movin' on
    Hold your head up--movin' on
    Keep your head up--movin' on

    Sweet dreams are made of this
    Who am I to disagree?
    I travel the world
    And the seven seas
    Everybody's looking for something.

Comments: 17

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenSome of my dreams are made of cheese, as long as the cheese on a pizza.
  • George from Vancouver, CanadaThis song summarized:

    Imagine you are a whore. . .
    A dominiatrix, to be exact, or maybe you're a john visiting a dominatrix. . .

    Refrain:
    Some of them want to use you
    Some of them want to get used by you
    Some of them want to abuse you
    Some of them want to be abused.
  • Jim from Dayton, OhYou could see something "deeper" in the inclusion of the cow. However, I think Dave Stewart was bringing some levity to the screen overall by poking a little absurdest fun at the stark seriousness of the video.
  • Brent from Hobart, AustraliaA classic example of not believing what you read. The truth about this classic song has been long misinterpreted for nearly 30 years. I was a manager for a band on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia in 1990 with a drummer in it named Jim Toomey ( Who played in the band "The Tourists" along with Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox before they formed the latter "The Eurythmics"). Jim was asked to join The Eurythmics when The Tourists folded. Dave Stewart wrote the song with some imput from Annie in Jims honour after he declined the offer to join the band having been in numerous other bands over many years prior and was tiring of all the constant travel, getting ripped off and burnt by managers and record companies alike. Jim and Dave had a very strong bond together when they were in The Tourists and loved each other like brothers.
    It has nothing at all to do with BDSM. It's all about Jim. Fact.
  • Wohuman Paz from Chicago, IlThis is an awesome song with an awesome instrumental. For me it exposes a timeless truth of human existance in the most simplest, basic and natural form. Its a song about what motivates people as people all over the world are looking for something from somebody. I am glad that Eurythmics added the part about 'keep your head up, moving on' cuz it would otherwise be a depressing song. I interpete the cows in the video to be a representation of mans animal nature and in alot of ways we are no different than cattle. That is why a crowd of people is shown in one clip in the vid. Does anybody know what book is in the video? Thanks.
  • Budoshi from Sandnessjøen, NorwayIt's a great song, has really stood the test of time:D I love it as much right now as I did way back when I first heard it in the 80's

  • Monique from Cleveland, OhThis was also the theme song of an 80's TV movie"Making of a male model" that Starred Joan Collins and the John Eric Hexam,he died not long after filming.
  • Adrian from Johor Bahru, MalaysiaI always listen to this song whenever I am making new friends as the song is sort of an advice on the types of people we meet in our daily lives.
  • Naomi from Philadelphia, PaI love this song, always have!!!!! :)
  • Kane from Wytheville, Vathe song was also on everybody hates chris
    and nas's version is the coolest he calls it street dreams!!
  • Tiffany from Little Rock, ArThis is one of the songs that defined the 80s! New Wave pop blew up disco and this song was one of the powderkegs involved! IMO, Annie Lennox is a musical powerhouse and deserves her status as a British soulful icon up there with Sir Elton and George Michael.
  • Tony from Chicago, IlThis song is hypnotic!! it's incredibl;y good, even for synth-pop!!!!!!! real cool video
  • Chris from Charleston, ScThe main bass riff is from a Roland SH-101 synthesizer.
  • Jason from New York, NyLater inappropriately matched up to the opening credits of "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart".
  • Shana from Detroit Rock City, CanadaThis Song is on the Simpsons, wehn Artie Ziff comes back and tries to "woo" Marge. This song is used at the very end, with Artie's own lyrics substituted in..." I am watching you through a camera!"
  • Andy from Arlington, Va#356 on Rolling Stone's Top 500 songs
  • Rick from Humboldt, Iawow eurythmics are quite freaky. i hate hearing the song missionary man because it always freaks me out
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