Eurythmics (often incorrectly referred to as -The Eurythmics-) is a British musical duo; formed in 1982 by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart.The pair have achieved significant global; commercial and critical success; selling 80 million records worldwide; winning numerous awards; and have undertaken several successful world tours. They are noted for their intelligent pop songs; which showcase Lennox-s powerful and expressive alto voice; and Stewart-s innovative production techniques. They are also acclaimed for their promotional videos and visual presentation. "Love Is a Stranger" is Eurythmics' fifth single, and like its predecessors, was initially a commercial flop, although it later became a worldwide hit when it re-entered the chart following their commercial breakthrough with "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)".
It was produced by David A. Stewart and Adam Williams and was self-financed at Eurythmics' 8-track facility in Chalk Farm.
The song has a fairly sparse, up-tempo arrangement. It uses the rare Movement Systems Drum Computer and various synthesizers (providing bass, melody lines and sound effects), including the Suzuki Omnichord, combined.