Sing (Annie Lennox song)
|Single by Annie Lennox featuring Various Artists|
|from the album Songs of Mass Destruction|
|Released||3 October 2007|
|Genre||Pop rock, funk rock, soul|
"Sing" is a song by Annie Lennox, released as the second single from her fourth solo studio album, Songs of Mass Destruction (2007). The single was originally released as a digital download only single in late 2007. A limited 3 track edition (including Lennox's previous hit "Why") was made available exclusively from The Body Shop from 10 March 2008. It is a charity record aimed to raise money and awareness for the HIV/AIDS organization Treatment Action Campaign.
About the song
The song is a collaboration between Lennox and twenty-three prominent female acts and artists. The line-up includes Madonna, who sings solo on the second verse of the song. Apart from Lennox and Madonna, the line-up consists of Anastacia, Isobel Campbell, Dido, Céline Dion, Melissa Etheridge, Fergie, Beth Gibbons, Faith Hill, Angélique Kidjo, Beverley Knight, Gladys Knight, k.d. lang, Sarah McLachlan, Beth Orton, Pink, Bonnie Raitt, Shakira, Shingai Shoniwa, Joss Stone, Sugababes, KT Tunstall, and Martha Wainwright. As Lennox reported herself on her official website, this song is about raising money and awareness for what she considers to be the HIV/AIDS genocide:
Several years ago I personally witnessed Nelson Mandela, standing in front of his former prison cell on Robben Island, addressing the world's press. His message was that the pandemic of HIV/AIDS in Africa was in fact, a genocide. Since that time I resolved to do as much as I can to bring attention to the HIV/AIDS crisis.
The single did not make the official UK or US pop charts, but did chart in the US on the adult contemporary and dance charts.
- Album version – 4:48
- Album version (with Commentary) – 4:47
- Full length (edit) – 4:23
- Alternative version – 3:56
- Harry Choo club mix – 8:24
- Harry Choo mix show – 5:30
- Harry Choo radio mix – 3:57
- Dean Coleman club mix – 6:52
- Dean Coleman radio mix – 4:19
- Moto Blanco club mix – 8:34
- Moto Blanco dub mix – 8:24
- Moto Blanco radio mix – 3:32
- Nitin Sawhney remix – 4:49
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||161|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||29|
|US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)||18|
- Aids fight inspires singer Lennox BBC News. Retrieved 8 November 2011
- RCA Label Group (UK) | News | Annie Lennox - A choir of 23 renowned female artists join Annie on her new album
- Official site for "Sing" Retrieved on 29 January 2008.
- "Annie Lennox: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
- "Annie Lennox Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Annie Lennox. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
- "Annie Lennox Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Annie Lennox. Retrieved January 29, 2015.