Dorothy honors Rock Hall inductees Eurythmics with “haunting” “Sweet Dreams” cover

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Dorothy has released a live cover of the Eurythmics song “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” ahead of the duo’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this weekend. The “Rest in Peace” rockers started including the cover in their live set earlier this year, which frontwoman Dorothy Martin tells ABC Audio happened almost by accident.

“My bass player Eliot [Lorango] just started riffing, and it sounded like ‘Sweet Dreams,’ so I just started singing it,” Martin recalls. “The way we interpreted it, it felt very haunting. We made it as heavy as possible at the end, which is fun and satisfying.”

As she continued to dig into the song, Martin found that “Sweet Dreams” “felt good for my voice.”

“It’s a good break for me in the set to sing something a little more sultry in my lower register and kinda chill out a little and let the band smash away at their instruments,” she says.

Beyond that, though, Martin had one main reason for wanting to cover “Sweet Dreams.”

“I’m a huge fan of Annie Lennox,” Martin says of the Eurythmics vocalist, adding that it’s “beyond me” that Lennox and bandmate Dave Stewart haven’t already been inducted into the Rock Hall. 

The 2022 Rock Hall Induction takes place this Saturday, November 5, in Los Angeles. The other Performer inductees include Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Carly Simon. Judas Priest will also be inducted with the Musical Excellence Award.

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