'' This song was written after Dave Stewart and I had a bitter fight. I thought it was the end of the road and that was that. We were trying to write, and I was miserable. And he just went, well, 'I'll do this anyway.'
Dave came up with a beat, I improvised the synthesizer riff, and suddenly we realized we had a potential hit. ''. Annie Lennox
"I suggested there had to be another bit, and that bit should be positive. So in the middle we added these chord changes rising upwards with 'Hold your head up, moving on.' To us it was a major breakthrough.
It just goes from beginning to end and the whole song is a chorus, there is not one note that is not a hook." Dave Stewart
''This song is about the search for fulfillment, and the "Sweet Dreams" are the desires that motivate us.'' Annie Lennox