DISCOGRAPHY FOR : Why
Released on 1992-03-16
Why is the first solo single by Annie Lennox, released in 1992. It was taken from her debut solo album Diva and reached No. 5 in the United Kingdom. In the United States, Why peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 6 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It was also a big hit internationally, reaching No. 1 in Italy and peaking within the Top 10 in Belgium, Canada, Ireland and five other countries. The music video for the song was directed by British director Sophie Muller and was filmed in Venice, Italy during the shoot for the Diva album cover. The video shows Annie sitting in front of a vanity mirror staring and marvelling at herself before slowly putting on makeup. By the middle of the video, Annie is fully made up and in the outfit she wore on the Diva album cover. The rest of the video consists of shots of Lennox posing for the cameras along with in-between shots of her singing the song. The video won Annie an award for Best Female Video at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards. The video on YouTube alone has got more than 55 million views!