In the Spring of 1985, Annie and Dave surprised everyone by abandoning their cool synthesizer sound and releasing the rock and soul masterpiece “Be Yourself Tonight,” featuring the smash single “Would I Lie To You?” Annie Lennox also abandoned her icy, androgynous image (for the moment) for a sexy, slinky look that propelled this classic performance video to #1 on MTV’s Video Countdown. Actor Steven Bauer (Scarface, Thief of Hearts) plays Annie’s biker boyfriend in the video and Billy Poveda (Oil Factory) plays the dancing, suit-wearing hipster who jumps on stage towards the end of the video. In addition, Eurythmics fan club members were invited to be part of the audience! Were you there?
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