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How about just one more No More I Love You's?

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January

Many New Year's resolutions have to do with "no more ..." but at SIT80's we hope to do more, specifically more cover songs. Whether its older songs remade in the '80s or '80s songs covered in later decades, it's our resolution to cover more cover songs. Today it's the latter as we feature a popular '90s song whose genesis was in the '80s with The Lover Speaks original of Annie Lenox's No More "I Love You's."

Most music fans who loved Annie Lennox with the Eurythmics in the '80s continued to follow her solo career in the '90s and in 1995, Lenox scored a Top 40 hit and won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal with No More "I Love You's." However, the song dates back to 1986 when the English duo The Lover Speaks had a minor hit (No. 58) in the U.K. with No More "I Love You's."

It's not a mystery as to when and why Lennox fell in love with this song as The Lover Speaks opened for the Eurythmics on their 1986 Revenge Tour and Eurythmics partner Dave Stewart was key in championing The Lover Speaks and getting them signed to A&M Records.

The video for No More "I Love You's" is dreamy, grainy and features lead singer David Freeman and the female backup vocals of June Miles-Kingston, who was in the Mo-dettes and has been heard as a backup singer on many other U.K. hits like the original Our Lips Are Sealed by Fun Boy Three. The Lover Speaks recorded one more album but A&M declined to release it and after several solo albums in the '90s, Freeman left the music business.

[Last modified: Friday, January 6, 2017 10:22am]

    

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