#26 – Marilyn Manson – “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” – (1995)

The version of “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics is a staple of 80s pop radio. So when someone (who looks as he does in the photo at left) comes along to remake it, purists will no doubt freak out. As strange as Marilyn Manson looks and as strange as the antics of the band on stage and their music, I have to admit that this version of this song is pretty awesome. It’s not terrible. They didn’t butcher an 80s classic – they made their own version of it. The lyrics differ a little here and there but the style of its performance is different. They really shouldn’t be compared (although it’s inevitable). I guess this might be the song they are most known for by people outside of the realm of Marilyn Manson.