Why (Annie Lennox song)

Why (Annie Lennox song)

Infobox Single
Name = Why

Artist = Annie Lennox
from Album = Diva
B-side = "Primitive"
Released = 1992
Format = CD, Maxi-Single
Recorded = 1991
Genre = Soul, Electronic
Length = 4:53
Label = Arista
Writer = Annie Lennox, Peter-John Vettese|
Producer = Stephen Lipson
Last single = "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"
This single = "Why"
Next single = "Precious"

"Why" is the first solo single by Annie Lennox and was from her debut solo album "Diva" (1992). It reached number five in the United Kingdom and number thirty-four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Lennox performed a piano-only version of the song for an NBC telethon to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Track listings

7" single

*A side: "Why" (4:53)
*B side: "Primitive" (4:17)

CD maxi

#"Why" (4:53)
#"Primitive"* (4:20)
#"Why" (instrumental) (4:54)*Programmed by - Marius de Vries [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/362319 Discogs.com - Lennox CD maxi single info] ]

Music video

The video features Lennox playing the role of a melancholic showgirl who is backstage and putting her make-up on. She later poses for a photo shoot.


DJ Sammy version

Infobox Single
Name = Why

Artist = DJ Sammy
from Album = The Rise
Released = 2005
Recorded = 2003
Genre = Trance Dance music
Length =
Label = Central Station
Writer = Annie Lennox
Producer = Martin Eyerer
Oliver Laib
Last single = "Rise Again"
This single = "Why"
Next single = "L'bby Haba"

In 2005 "Why" was covered by DJ Sammy with vocals by Britta Medeiros, a German singer. "Why" is the second single from the album "The Rise". The music video features DJ Sammy in a room with a mixboard that he uses to create three holographic women that sing the songs lyrics.

Formats and track listing

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Why". [ [http://www.discogs.com/artist/DJ+Sammy DJ Sammy at discogs.com] Retrieved September 11, 2007.] ;USA CD single
#"Why" (Radio Edit) – 4:00
#"Why" (Candlelight Mix) – 4:25
#"Why" (Extended Mix) – 6:44
#"Why" (Phunk Investigation Remix) – 5:55
#"Why" (Breeze & Styles Remix) – 6:17
#"Why" (DJ Sammy's Extended Mix) – 7:10
#"Why" (Parker & Hanson Remix) – 7:58
#"Why" (Andrew McCensit Remix) – 7:58
#"Why" (Phunk Investigation Dub) – 9:21

;Germany CD single
#"Why" (Radio Edit)
#"Why" (Sammy Extended)
#"Why" (Parker & Hanson Remix)

;Australia CD single
#"Why" (Radio Edit)
#"Why" (Club Mix)
#"Why" (Sammy's Extended Mix)
#"Why" (Parker & Hanson Mix)

;UK CD single
#"Why" (Radio Edit) – 3:28
#"Why" (Club Mix) – 6:43
#"Why" (Breeze & Styles Remix) – 6:19
#"Why" (Phunk Investigation Remix) – 5:55
#"Why" (Parker & Hanson Mix) – 8:46
#"Why" music video

Other versions

The song was interpreted by Amii Stewart and Dee Dee Bridgewater on 1994 Italian song festival. The song was also covered by Kelly Clarkson, live on her . This song has also been covered by Keith Caputo on "Died Laughing Pure". In March 2008 the song was covered by Italian singer Silvia Aprile on X-Factor Italy stage. The studio version of Aprile's cover was later included in the Italian X-Factor compilation.

External links

* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=GyBX9zvupEU YouTube - Annie Lennox, "Why" video]


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