Monday, September 09, 2019

Song of the Day: 'When Tomorrow Comes' (acoustic) by Eurythmics


If you had asked me what my favorite Eurythmics song was anytime in the past four decades I'd have definitely said "Love Is a Stranger." Yes, "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" made them international stars. But the song needed another verse and lacked the haunting quality of its U.K. predecessor (and U.S. followup). But since delving into the complete Dave and Annie catalog, I must say the song that routinely gives me goosebumps like no other is "When Tomorrow Comes," from the duo’s fifth studio album, "Revenge." Although it wasn't released as a single in the U.S., and only reached No. 30 in the U.K., it boggles the mind how "Missionary Man" could be seen as the standout from the album, which finds the duo at its creative peak. So perhaps if "Love Is a Stranger" is still my "Heart of Glass," "When Tomorrow Comes" might be my "Dreaming": A perfect pop-rock single that didn't quite get the recognition it deserved at the time that has finally gotten its due, as evidenced by some wonderful covers over the years.

What's your favorite?


An acoustic live version from 1986 ...


Anna Ternheim's dark Swedish spin ...


And Erika Spring's sunny take ...

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