Enjoy this reblog of one of the greatest songs of the 80s!
This is one of the first videos I remember seeing on MTV. Michael Jackson was all over the place, of course, and Cyndi Lauper and Madonna were starting to get popular. But there was something about Annie Lennox in this video that made me want to watch it over and over and over.
She has a very powerful presence. People often remarked on her androgynous look, but I never thought of her that way. She is quite beautiful, quite feminine, and fierce as hell. Nobody in my elementary school in 1983 used the word fierce, but I knew she had some quality that I could not really define or understand. But I really liked it. I loved her voice, her look, her whole style. I remember cutting off all the hair of one of my Barbies so it was short like Annie’s, and then I used a magic marker…
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