The Walk (Eurythmics song)

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"The Walk"
Single by Eurythmics
from the album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
B-side "Step on the Beast"
"The Walk" part 2
"Invisible Hands"
"Dr. Trash"
Released 18 June 1982
Format 7" vinyl
12" vinyl
Recorded December 1981
Genre Electronica, new wave
Length 4:10
Label RCA
Writer(s) Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
Producer(s) David A. Stewart, Adam Williams
Eurythmics singles chronology
"This Is the House"
"The Walk"
"Love Is a Stranger"

This article is about Eurythmics' single; for the 1983 single by The Cure, see The Walk (The Cure song).

"The Walk" was Eurythmics' fourth single, produced by band member David A. Stewart and Adam Williams (ex-bassist of The Selecter), self-funded at Eurythmics own 8-track home studio. As with their previous three singles, it was a commercial failure, reaching only #89 in the UK Singles Charts.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The group filmed their second music video to accompany the single. As yet, this video has not been released commercially, though is available on YouTube.[1] The music video features Lennox wearing a trench coat, and performing in a room with Stewart sitting reading a newspaper.


All the non-album tracks from this single were omitted from Sony BMG's remastering of 2005, and remain unavailable on CD. "Invisible Hands" had been the working title for what became the group's Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) album, but in the end was dropped from the album altogether.

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl[edit]

UK: RCA 230
Side one

  1. "The Walk" [Single version][note 1]

Side two

  1. "Step on the Beast"
  2. "The Walk" (Part 2)[note 2]

12" vinyl[edit]

UK: RCAT 230
Side one

  1. "The Walk" [Album version][note 3]
  2. "Invisible Hands"

Side two

  1. "Dr. Trash"
  2. "The Walk" (Part 2)[note 2]


  1. ^ "eurythmics "the walk"". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 


  1. ^ The second chorus in this version is similar to the first, with heavy orchestration behind Lennox' vocals.
  2. ^ a b The version on the 7" is strangely longer than the one found on the 12".
  3. ^ The second chorus in this version is different from the first, with almost only the drums backing Lennox' vocals.