|Annie Lennox KILLING it at the Grammys Sunday night.|
She's 60 years old now, but boy, her talent hasn't faded one bit. It's gotten stronger instead.
I've always been a huge fan of hers. Now, more so after the Grammy performance.
It turned out to be a ton of fun because she explores so many other personas. She combines different ways of singing, costuming and acting to come up with all these disparate characters. I just love it!
All her music video characters are strong women, which I like, but Lennox plays dress up with her voice and her looks, and her videos, to wonderful effect.
First, I have to dis Vevo, where a lot of these videos originate. As you scroll down through the videos, below, you have to click on the play, then have to play by clicking on "Watch On YouTube." I don't know why. Just to be a pain, I guess.
But despite Vevo's stupid antics, all the following videos are worth watching for Lennox' awesomeness. Join me in a 1980s Eurythmics flashback, won't you?
First, in the Eurythmics most famous song, and one of my favorite songs of all time, she's all business, although the business is a little bizarre:
In "Here Comes The Rain Again," she is a virginous potential damsel in distress, but ultimately brave, on a bleak British seacoast:
Then, just like that! Lennox turns into a world-weary not-born-yesterday chantreuse ruminating about a serial cheating boyfriend in "Who's That Girl." And note the HORRIBLE 1980s hairstyles on the women Dave Stewart is chasing:
I guess things eventually got to our chantreuse, as she turns, with the help of wildly erratic camera angles and a plunging neckline on her dress, into a psychotic looking growling sex kitten who's also pretty scary, but formidable in, "I Need A Man" This one is hilarious: