Sing (Annie Lennox song)

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Single by Annie Lennox featuring Various artists
from the album Songs of Mass Destruction
Released 3 October 2007
Format Digital download
Length 4:48
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) Annie Lennox
Producer(s) Glen Ballard
Annie Lennox chronology
"Dark Road"
"Shining Light"

"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.[1] 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[edit]

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.[2] 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:[3]

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.

Official versions[edit]

  • 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


Chart (2008) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 161
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[5] 29
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[6] 18


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