|"Thorn in My Side"|
|Single by Eurythmics|
|from the album Revenge|
|Released||13 August 1986|
|Songwriter(s)||Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart|
|Producer(s)||David A. Stewart|
|Eurythmics singles chronology|
"Thorn in My Side" is a 1986 song recorded by British pop music duo Eurythmics. It was released as the second single from the duo's Revenge album. Written by band members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, the song is a cast-off to an unfaithful lover. "Thorn in My Side" was produced by Stewart.
Although the first single from Revenge, "When Tomorrow Comes", had barely reached the UK Top 30, "Thorn in My Side" became Eurythmics' ninth Top 10 single, reaching number 5 in the British charts. To date, it is their last appearance in the UK Top 10. In the United States, the track stalled at number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was a Top 2 hit in Ireland, and reached the Top 10 in New Zealand (#7) and Sweden (#6).
The music video, directed by Chris Ashbrook and Dave Stewart, depicts the band adorned in their black and leather Revenge stage costumes, playing in a studio set bar filled with an audience that includes a gang of Hells Angels. Clem Burke, drummer from the band Blondie, appears in the video as he was recording and touring with Eurythmics that year. It was also the second music video to feature backing vocalist Joniece Jamison, after first appearing in "When Tomorrow Comes".
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||12|
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||14|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||34|
|Canada Top Singles ( RPM )||41|
|Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)||14|
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||9|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||7|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||5|
|US Billboard Hot 100||68|
|US Cash Box Top 100||56|
|West Germany (Official German Charts)||26|
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