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Annie Lennox: Backwards/Forwards

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I’ve always held a deep respect for Annie Lennox and her music, so when she gave me her multi-track masters to mash up, I was thrilled. The task was to tie together all of her solo career into single song and video, and I could deconstruct it as much as I wanted! Woohoo!

Her music expresses much hardship and sadness, but also defiance, joy and triumph, and I wanted the mashup to reflect that journey. Here’s the tracklist:
  • Why
  • Walking on Broken Glass
  • Little Bird
  • No More I Love You’s
  • Waiting in Vain
  • Something So Right
  • Dark Road
  • Sing
  • Shining Light
To listen to the streaming audio (sorry, no downloads on this one), click HERE
And here’s the video for it:
To view the video in full screen, click HERE.


178 Responses to “Annie Lennox: Backwards/Forwards”

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  1. 1
    Johnny C Says:

    Wonderful! Excellent! Phenomenal! I cannot stop gushing about your talent and your ability to bring out the newness in classics again and again!

  2. 2
    TorontoViewer (Margaret) Says:

    BRILLIANT .This was absolutely brilliant to listen to. Sometimes I despair of mashups as I listen to the b’zillionth beastie boy-A+B=mash but then I hear something done as well as this & I am reassured the talent ist still out there.

  3. 3
    Marq Laube Says:

    Earworm -

    You are the best! This mashup just keeps growing on me.

    One of my favorite things about your mashups is your sometimes brilliant, but always clever, arrangement of lyrics. Sometimes you masterfully rearrange lines to form a coherent lyric far in meaning from the originals, but serving to deliver your own message. Other times you juxtapose lyrics in startling ways, revealing new insight or providing much humor.

    To that end, I’ve just spent a little time doing my best to capture the lyrics of Backwards/Forwards. Anyone who wants to take a look, maybe help out where I’ve missed a backing vocal or messed up some line, can find and comment on my working version here::

    Keep up the great work, my friend!

  4. 4
    joshua rothhaas Says:

    Your sir, make me happy.

  5. 5
    JOE R Says:

    Where can i get a mp3 download of this song??

  6. 6
    Annie Lennox "Backwards/Forwards" (DJ Earworm Mash) | Morning Candy Says:

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  7. 7
    autoslice Says:

    awesome mash-up! love it

  8. 8
    Angie Says:

    Madness! I’ve been an Annie Lennox fan from when I was a little kid. This is delicious!

  9. 9
    Irene H Says:

    DJ Earworm, you keep on outdoing yourself. Good stuff!

  10. 10
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  11. 11
    DJDarrenDC Says:

    You have outdone yourself yet again. Everytime I thing that you simply can’t pull another brilliant mash-up together you do. You are so much more of a lyrical/melodic painter than you are a DJ or Mash-Up artist. Congratulations on a great piece of workl.

  12. 12
    TooCoolJonny Says:

    Excellent work as per……
    huge fan of your mashes!!!
    just jaw droppingly brilliant!!!

    any plans for a MJ tribute??


  13. 13
    jeremy Says:


    Could you make it available for Download as an mp3?

  14. 14
    VesnaH2o Says:

    MI DIOS!! The best of the bestest!! I can’t stop of listening it!! Hope you can share it for downloading!! GREETINGS FROM CHILE!!

  15. 15
    Jason Says:

    As always, Earworm, sonically brilliant and visually stunning work; Annie is a wise woman for having chosen you for the job. Kudos!

  16. 16
    Dano Says:

    Your creativity is incredible and the results of it are consistently even more enjoyable than any single song by itself!! Thanks for all the great music and inspiration.

    I am also hoping this one will be available for download.

  17. 17
    MichaelSF Says:

    Beautiful work Dj Earworm. I am a big fan of Annie and your work so this piece was two gifts in one! I would love to download it or purchase it if possible. Thanks.

  18. 18
    Dj Craig Seymour Says:

    Its not very nice that you keep making it look so easy. DJ Earworm, you are in a league of your own. Well done with this one.

  19. 19
    jc Says:

    awesome mashup is there way to download that mix..keep up the good work

  20. 20
    chrismbr Says:

    Thanks again, wonderful fresh & insightful work! Hope that it can be shared for download, if possible…

  21. 21
    Matt Says:

    This is amazing. I’ve been a fan since the early 80′s and this is a excellent overview of her solo work.

  22. 22
    wiredgonzo Says:

    Great stuff! You did Annie justice. Keep it up.

  23. 23
    Shannon Says:

    Hello Mr. Earworm. I want to share this with world, or at least my small part of it, but there is no MP3. Let me know when it is available and thank you for giving me a reason to wake up!

  24. 24
    Neil Small Says:

    I Love Annie Lennox with all my heart but I think you Love her more. You obviously put a LOT of love and care into this Brilliant video mashup. Congrats!!
    Will the mp3 be available soon??

  25. 25
    Earworm Says:

    Thanks everyone for the comments. Downloads for this aren’t available at the moment, but I’ll post updates as soon as there are any developments…

  26. 26
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  27. 27
    spatchula jones Says:

    Annie Lennox knew what she was doing when she gave you her masters. This is a MASTERPIECE!

  28. 28
    itsme0035 Says:

    absolutely BRILLIANT!

  29. 29
    caroline Says:

    It was moving to experience this piece…absolutely fantastic distillation of her amazing body of work. Thank you.

  30. 30
    Amel Says:

    Awesome mix!

  31. 31
    Stephen Says:

    I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time, but a fan of Annie’s for a faaaaaar longer time. To combine both of your exquisite talents into this project was a masterstroke.

    What an astonishingly beautiful and insightful video. The way you combined threads of lyrics and musical motifs to create a new entity, in effect a biography of one of the world’s greatest artists.

    Truly inspiring. Fantastic.

    When you and Annie release an MP3 / MP4 download ep of this track I will be the first to buy it.

    Love it, love it, love it.

  32. 32
    Mike Says:

    This is an absolutely sublime mash-up. I’ve loved your work for years, downloading all of your tracks and listening to them over and over. This one is masterful. Bravo! Please, please put up the MP3s!

  33. 33
    Gary Says:

    Is there a way to get the Annie as an MP3? Brilliant fun!

  34. 34
    Tay Says:

    Love this mix!!!!! Don’t take your time getting the links for this one, I’d like it asap!!!! =)

    Maybe sometime you can throw in a pitbull mix. that would be amazing! =)

  35. 35
    Mikey Says:

    Love it! Up there with Reckoner Lockdown as one of my favourite Earworm mashups. Keep up the good work!

  36. 36
    ezra Says:

    WOW man….that annie lennox mashup….pfff thats good stuff!! just discoverd these mixes…
    u got a new huge fan from the netherlands right here man!!

    keep it up!!


  37. 37
    craig mac Says:

    ages ago I emailed you with a wish that you do a mash-up of Annie/Eurythmics – all I can say is….. you’ve done it and then some!!! bl**dy inspired piece of work – hey! even Annie herself rates your work enough to showcase this mash-up on her site!! bravo maestro!!!

  38. 38
    Eddie Says:

    Awesome! Would love to purchase, going on iTunes? I’d love to hear a Eurythmics mash w/ Sex Crime and Missionary Man- and whatever you think would work.

    Again Awesome.

  39. 39
    Bill Says:

    I love this! I heard this on Ben and Dave’s Six-pack iTunes podcast on their “Music for Homosexuals” segment. Excellent mashup!!!!

  40. 40
    Annie Lennox – “Into the West” (2003) « MSotD (My Song of the Day) Says:

    [...] was reminded of Annie Lennox recently by DJ Earworm’s release of a mashup requested by Annie Lennox herself. It is impressive and combines an excellent selection of some of Annie’s many great songs. It [...]

  41. 41
    rory Says:

    Great work. When will this be available for downloading?

  42. 42
    t.grey Says:

    this is tremendous. congrats.

  43. 43
    Berta Says:

    That was FABULOUS!

    Not just Annie Lennox’s solo career though, nice to see clips from Savage and Sweet Dreams too.

  44. 44
    Scott Says:

    I would love to be able to download this. Please make it available.

  45. 45
    mitch Says:

    Awesome. Nice work, big ups to Annie Lennox for giving you the masters.

  46. 46
    opassande » Blog Archive » Annie Lennox och DJ Earworm — Backwards/Forwards Says:

    [...] är helt hooked. Annie Lennox gav DJ Earworm alla sina mastrar från sin solokarriär och bad honom göra en mashup [...]

  47. 47
    krz9000 Says:

    any chance to make her acapellas public? or is that against her will?

  48. 48
    Christopher Ing Says:

    Amazing job.

  49. 49
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  50. 50
    Matt Katz (mattkatz) 's status on Friday, 31-Jul-09 14:11:35 UTC - Says:

    [...] holy cow – Annie Lennox gave DJ Earworm her track masters! [...]

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