Top 100 singles of all time: 82 – Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Stop me if you’ve heard this – I’m fond of telling it. The scene: a nightclub toilet at a gig back in 1999 or so. Two 13 year-old girls are doing their makeup while this song blares out over the tannoy.

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Songs for Halloween: The Nightmare Before Christmas (covers)

Brian Hugh Warner has made an awfully big career for someone with slightly less talent than Madonna. Still, he does at least have a distinctive voice, which is generally put to best use as a kind of reverse Rockabye Baby – making pleasingly unpleasant versions of popular tunes. Marilyn Manson’s version of Gary Numan’s Down In The Park was fun, and his I Put A Spell On You worked in the context of a David Lynch soundtrack. So surely a Danny Elfman cover should be a no-brainer, right?

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