Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2006 (The 2007 Induction Ceremony)

Nominated in: 2018   

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2021 (ranked #214) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Touch (1984)
Savage (1987)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983)
Here Comes The Rain Again (1983)
Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves (1985)
Would I Lie to You? (1985)

Eurythmics @ Wikipedia

Eurythmics Videos

Will Eurythmics be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


17 comments so far (post your own)

Tough call here. Definitely an influence on '80s music, but did they have enough hits? The solo success of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart's production work will help their case. I'm not sure but I'm guessing they'll get in eventually.

Posted by A-Killa on Tuesday, 10.24.06 @ 01:22am

Eurythmics are great! they deserve to get in for sure!

Posted by lydia on Thursday, 02.1.07 @ 12:57pm

Pure talent, pure music, pure passion.

Eurythmics songs stand a test. If I heard them for the first time today, they would sound just as modern and fresh as they did back then.

Although I don't believe that having "enough" hits should get one into the Rock Hall, I believe they did. And they were GOOD.

Posted by Moni3 on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 20:34pm

Integral part of the 80's synth-pop/"new wave" sound, evolved to blend some more rock and r&b into their work, very successful in Britain even predating "Sweet Dreams", outlasted most of their early 80's peers, Dave Stewart's production and Annie Lennox's rich and rare and evocative voice.

Were they innovative enough? Influential? Just plain significant enough to eventually merit induction? If the Hall starts letting in enough past due candidtaes, then I say Yes - as 80's landmarks go they deserve consideration.

Posted by shawn on Monday, 07.16.07 @ 09:04am

"Who am I to disagree."

Posted by Anon on Monday, 07.16.07 @ 14:10pm

Too many new wavers deserve in over Eurythmics and aren't in.

The Cars, XTC, New Order, Joy Division and The Cure are among them.

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 03.20.08 @ 14:41pm

liam of your list the cars are the only group i'd induct before the eurythmics

the songs "would i lie to you", "here comes the rain again" and "sweet dreams" are IMO reason enough to put them in

Posted by baw "the lumberjack" on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 14:52pm

great band full of innovation..cutting edge..

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 01.9.09 @ 17:27pm

Eurythmics... I can't really decide if they should be in.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 05.12.10 @ 15:03pm

Good band, but I'm not quite sure whether they fit the criteria. I could accept it once the earlier and more influential New Wavers get in first.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 06.16.10 @ 16:20pm

They should definitely be in. Kinda surprised they aren't

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, 12.14.10 @ 13:20pm


Posted by Happy on Sunday, 06.3.12 @ 22:36pm

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart are nominated for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.13.12 @ 20:51pm

Eurythmics are a tough call but I would lean towards YES. For two people,they packed quite a punch musically. Sweet Dreams was a Classic 80's song as well as Here Comes The Rain Again.

They could sing & do any type of music. I like that they were successful as solo acts & as a group.Shows the talent of the 2 members.

Eurythmics were very interesting & unique. Very difficult to place in a nice box. Enjoy their music.Hope they get inducted someday. KING

Posted by KING on Tuesday, 01.28.14 @ 22:34pm

Okay, now w/ more research I see Annie Lennox is not Eligible til 2017? But The Eurythmics have been Eligible since 2006. ... hmmm, I see, said the blind man to the deaf man ... so evidently Annie is being saved to go into RRHOF as a soloist. Makes sense (cents?) I guess.

Posted by Telarock on Wednesday, 10.29.14 @ 21:07pm

The Eurythmics have been covered countless times. Their influence is indisputable.

Posted by dmg on Monday, 04.27.15 @ 13:08pm

Pure genius. Hers, is one of the most powerful female voices in music, and his experimental production still influences today. Majorly influential, innovative, sonically inventive continually drawing inspiration from many influences. They crossed over from New Wave into pure pop, folk, rock, r&b/ Soul, early electronica (Savage is a gem), never losing that distinct magic that made them instantly recognizable. Brilliant pioneers of the video revolution who used the power of the image to transform their music into true art, often making statements to challenge the establishment and the viewer. Talent aside, they have both worked tirelessly in their humanitarian efforts - using their gifts to foster a message of peace & love in the world. Their influence continues to inspire new generations of listeners and artists, and they are both significantly successful in their solo careers.

Posted by Darwin on Saturday, 12.31.16 @ 14:51pm

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