Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

Infobox Single
Name = Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)


Artist = Eurythmics
from Album = 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother)
Released = October 22, 1984
Format = 7", 12"
Recorded = 1984
Genre = New Wave, Electronica, Synth Pop
Length =
Label = Virgin Records
Producer = David A. Stewart
Reviews =
Last single = "Here Comes the Rain Again"
(1984)
This single = "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)"
(1984)
Next single = "Julia"
(1984)
"Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)" is a song performed by British pop duo Eurythmics. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart for their album "1984 (For the Love of Big Brother)", which served as the soundtrack to the film "1984", an adaptation of the political novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell. The song was produced by Stewart.

"Sexcrime" is a synthpop tune which features a heavily-sampled Lennox, utilizing snippets of her vocal performance to produce a stuttering effect. Also prominently featured is the voice of Stewart, with the aid of a vocoder, uttering the phrase "nineteen eighty-four". It was the first of two singles released from the soundtrack album. The term "sexcrime" is one of several Newspeak words found within the novel.

The single peaked at number four on the UK singles chart, becoming Eurythmics' sixth song in a row to enter the Top 10. It was also a big hit throughout Europe and became one of the duo's biggest selling singles in Australia. "Sexcrime" met with resistance on United States radio — its title and bleak lyrical content did not earn mainstream success. The music video (featuring a straightforward performance of the song by Lennox and Stewart) had limited rotation on MTV. It peaked at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100, but was much more successful on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, where it reached number two.

Track listings

7"
*A: "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)"
*B: "I did it just the same" [edited] *

12"
*A: "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)" (extended mix)
*B1: "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)"
*B2: "I did it just the same" [edited] *

CD Single
*1: "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)" (extended mix)
*2: "Julia" (extended) **
*3: "I did it just the same" [edited] *

* this version misses one bar near the end compared to the Album version found on the album "1984 (For the Love of Big Brother)"

** this version is the same as the one found on the album "1984 (For the Love of Big Brother)"

Chart performance


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