“Cover Me” blog’s Editor-in-Chief Ray Padgett, (SPIN, Consequence of Sound, Mashable and more), presents Allison Crowe’s take on Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart - the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” @ http://www.covermesongs.com/2010/11/allison-crowe-shows-us-what-sweet-dreams-are-made-of.html
In “Allison Crowe Shows Us What ‘Sweet Dreams’ Are Made Of”, writer Eric Garneau says of Crowe’s bare take on the song:
“She delivers a reading on this ’80s mainstay at once beautifully melodious and ferociously in-your-face.”
Allison Crowe being a rock musician - well, what was called rock in the ’60s - she really enjoys, but doesn’t replicate, the sounds of the original’s pop sensibility. She strips things to their emotional core.
When makers of "Sucker Punch" were looking for ideas on how to approach the song, they called on Allison Crowe. For this 2011 blockbuster from Zack Snyder, actress Emily Browning performs the song. http://music.allisoncrowe.com