Talk:Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

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"Music box" or "bass tape"?[edit]

There is a discrepancy between this article and the article of the album on which this track can be found. The album page says that this track's bass line was discovered when a track from a musical box was played backwards, while this page attributes it to a reversed "bass tape" (which [correct me if i'm wrong] sounds a little ambiguous anyway)... 82.44.76.119 16:15, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

B-side?[edit]

what was the B-side? Kingturtle 16:38, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Another song with the same bassline?[edit]

Isn't there a song (a rap I think) that has the same bassline? But the lyrics were something totally different. I heard of it on the radio just recently but I don't know the title. That song should be mentioned in this article. --AverageAmerican 05:21, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

For the record, yes there is, the song "Get Freaky" by Pitbull uses the same bassline, but speed up. when i first herd this song, Tunatic accidentally identified "Sweet Dreams" as "Get Freaky" EvilHom3r (talk) 23:27, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

This or These?[edit]

The title says "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)", but for the LONGEST time I've seen the title actually be named "Sweet Dreams Are Made of THESE"! I could've swore I've seen the latter title, and the former title being used is making me NUTS with confusion. The way Lennox sings this, it DOES sound like she sings "These" instead of "This". Marylin Manson's cover DEFINITELY is sung "these", so my question is, should this be pointed out in some way on this article? Darkpower 12:08, 8 June 2007 (UTC)


I think she means to say "this", but pronounces it almost like "these" to make it a better rhyme (in a way). Its almost like assonance (repeated vowel sound) with "dreams" and "this", the "-is" is pronounced like "-ees" to go with "-eams" better. It also sounds better with "disagree", as it has a longer "e" sound. PhorkPhace 23:36, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

She clearly SAYS, "These," but all copies of the lyrics say, "this." Could be a typo. I think the reasonable assumption is that, in lieu of an official answer from Annie Lennox herself, is that, "this" is a typo that they never bothered to fix because it was well established and part of an album title. I don't think any reasonable person would disagree with that assumption, after listening to the song.2600:1700:91B0:E7F0:6103:D244:C7B5:E806 (talk) 18:20, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Every reliable source says "this", so Wikipedia says "this". As there are no sources discussing "these", Wikipedia has nothing to say about "these". - SummerPhDv2.0 23:27, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Cover Versions[edit]

I don't know Wiki-customs (sorry if I do something wrong) but I have a Sweet Dreams 12-inch bootleg of De La Soul. (Jeru, Amsterdam) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.250.238.168 (talk) 12:14, 7 December 2008 (UTC)


Ok we all know that Marilyn Manson did a cover of this, but what about the cover by Cradle of Filth featuring HIM, and the cover by Wykked Wytch? I will add this in to the best of my ability, feel free to change or remove it when i have done

There was also a cover of the song done by Stefy named "Chelsea" in the John Tucker Must Die soundtrack. This is more recent but definitely deserves mention. I'll try and add it in. - —Preceding unsigned comment added by 171.66.213.235 (talkcontribs) 19:07, 6 August 2007

I see it has been added, but out of curiosity, why is it called "Chelsea" if it is a cover version? Is it instead a different song that uses a sample? - eo 23:28, 6 August 2007 (UTC)


echo minet also did a cover version, released on greensleeves #165 (12 inch) from 1984 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.209.252.243 (talk) 19:15, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

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Fair use rationale for Image:Lennox SweetDreams video.jpg[edit]

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"Alternative video"[edit]

That video on a train thing was not an alternative version of the videoclip but part of german music show "bananas" where popular artists would perform playback performance in cheap props.--77.13.218.155 (talk) 02:20, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Another sampling[edit]

I just wanted to point out that the artist/band 'Skyland' samples this song in 'A Sign'. I didn't know if it was appropriate to add this information to the article because I know nothing of the artist, no article on them exists. There are youtube videos of the song though, different versions exist ~ 2A02:1810:390F:BE00:1921:D8F:B814:C201 (talk) 03:28, 15 April 2017 (UTC)