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Eurythmics - I Need A Man (1988)

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"I Need a Man" is a song recorded by British pop music duo Eurythmics. It was written by band members Annie Lennox and David ...

"I Need a Man" is a song recorded by British pop music duo Eurythmics. It was written by band members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart. Taken from their album Savage, the song was released as the third single in the UK and the first single in the United States.

 

The track is a pop/rock number with aggressive, commanding vocal work from Lennox, who lyrically explains all of the things she does not want in a man ("...and he don't wear a dress!"). The music video was the second part of a series directed by Sophie Muller. Part one, for the song "Beethoven (I Love to Listen To)", ended with Lennox's character leaving her home after transforming herself from a dowdy housewife into a disco vixen à la Marilyn Monroe. Here, the character ends up performing "I Need a Man" in a dimly-lit nightclub.

 

"I Need a Man" climbed to number twenty-six in the UK singles chart. The first single released from Savage in the U.S., the song peaked at number forty-six on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was paired as a double A-side with "Beethoven" on the American 12 inch single and hit number six on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

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