Annie Lennox : 100 BEAUTIFUL SONGS

Number 6 : No More “I Love You’s” by Annie Lennox from Medusa in 1995

No More ‘I Love You’s’ – The highest of Annie’s cover songs is her interpretation of The Lover Speaks’ little-known song from 1986. Her Grammy Award-winning recording (surprising many, perhaps, but no more than fellow nominee Mariah Carey) is so brilliant, so authentic that many are surprised to learn it’s a cover.

The elaborate video only enhances Annie’s stature as an icon of popular music. And, really, how many of you go about your life singing the doop-be-doop-be-doop-doop-doop bit as you go about your regular life? Admit it. You do. It’s infectious. You can’t help it.

Top 15 voters

Gary Krupnick1
Eric Gustin2
Rex Saldana2
Grace Gomez3
Mark Stevens3
Kyle Barber4
Michele A. Plaga4
Stewart Lennox4
Wolfgang Nomi4
Steve Gayler5
Gabriel De Luca6
Lynne Foster6
Clem Stambaugh7
Alex Helm9
Christopher Perrello9

i used to be lunatic from the gracious days
i used to be woebegone and so restless nights
my aching heart would bleed for you to see
Oh but now…
(i don’t find myself bouncing home whistling
buttonhole tunes to make me cry)

no more “I love you’s”
the language is leaving me
no more “I love you’s”
changes are shifting outside the word

(the lover speaks about the monsters)

i used to have demons in my room at night
desire,despair,desire,so many monsters
oh but now…
(i don’t find myself bouncing home whistling
buttonhole tunes to make me cry)

no more “I love you’s”
the langutage is leaving me
no more “I love you’s”
the language is leaving me in silence
no more “I love you’s”
changes are shifting outside the word

they were being really crazy
they were on the come.
and you know what mammy?
everybody was being really crazy. Uh huh.
the monsters are crazy.
there are monsters outsides

outside the word

Pure brilliance. This is Annie Lennox at her finest with a powerful vocal performance at her most dazzling. The song is a combination of romance, poetry, camp, soul, and goth. I adore the visuals she creates when she whisper-sings, “And you know what mommy? Everybody was being real crazy /The monsters are crazy / There are monsters outside.” This song here is the best example of an artist taking someone else’s brilliant work, re-crafting it, and completely making it her own. The theatrical music video takes the song to a different and higher dimension with gorgeous costumes and its troupe of backup-singing gender-queer drag queen ballerinas. “No More ‘I Love You’s'” best exemplifies why Annie Lennox remains as one of my all-time favorite artists.

– Gary Krupnick

COLLECTABLE RECORD

This is a standard version of the UK 7″ Single but comes with a letter from long term Eurythmics and Annie Lennox sleeve designer Laurence Stevens where he explains why the reverse sleeve is upside down. Click the link below to view the details and the gallery.

Record IDImageFormatRelease DetailsNoteClick for more info
0618
UP2017-11
Annie Lennox - No More I Love You'7" SingleArtist : Annie Lennox
Title : No More I Love You's
Format : 7" Single
Label : RCA
Cat No. : 7432125716-7
Country : The UK
Promo : Yes
Letter from Laurence Stevens re the design of the sleeve and Juke box insert label.link

MEMORABILIA

A nice selection of adverts, sheet music, postcards and another of Brendan’s creations!

CHART HISTORY

Click to view the chart history for No More "I Love You's"
CountryChartPositionYear End
AustraliaARIA Singles Chart16
AustriaSingles Chart11
BelgiumWallonia Singles Chart19
CanadaSingles Chart1
FranceSNEP Singles Chart13
GermanySingles Chart27
IrelandSingles Chart2
ItalySingles Chart1
LatviaAirplay Chart1
The NetherlandsTop 40 Singles Chart23
The NetherlandsMega Single Top 10017
New ZealandRIANZ Singles Chart22
NorwaySingles Chart12
SpainSingles Chart1
SwedenSingles Chart15
SwitzerlandSingles Chart14
The UKSingles Chart2
The USABillboard Hot 10023
The USABillboard Adult Contemporary Chart10
The USABillboard Hot Dance Club Play1
The USABillboard Hot Dance Music Sales2
The USABillboard Top 40 Mainstream23

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