British pop/rock band the Eurythmics released "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" in 1983. This version was number 1 on the US Top 100. Marilyn Manson released his cover of the song in 1995 with a more hypnotic and eerie vibe. I feel that his cover was very well done, and that it's slightly better than the Eurythmics original because it is more haunting and more in tune with the lyrics and theme of the song. Manson produces more tragedy and emotion behind "some of them want to use you. Some of them want to be used by you. Some of them want to abuse you. Some of them want to be abused".
The Eurythmics original meaning of the song shows the information booklet in Eurythmics' 1983 album Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) says that the song is about life as it is, saying that here we are in our existence, trying to make sense of our lives and to survive. It's a more upbeat feel compared to Manson's version which shows the darker side of life and love. Eurythmics version was on the Billboard charts for 59 weeks at the peak spot #15, while Marilyn Manson's was in the Billboard for 7 weeks at the 31 peak spot. Marilyn Manson's and Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" are both great versions of this timeless classic.
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of These)" by Eurythmics:
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of These)" by Marilyn Manson:
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