Happy 25th Birthday "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)."

Released in October 1984, "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)" was written by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart for the Eurythmics' album 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother), which provided the soundtrack to the film 1984, an adaptation of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. The word "Sexcrime" is one of many Newspeak words from Nineteen Eighty-Four's fictional language.

The song went to #4 in the UK, and #81 in the US. The title and content of "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)" was a little too offensive in this country in 1984 and the song was not put into heavy rotation on MTV or radio stations, but it did reach #2 on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart. The US Hot Dance Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of songs that are most popular in the dance clubs; the playlists submitted by club DJ's.

Most of the tracks on 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother) are instrumental, and Dave Stewart described some of them as being like "Kraftwerk meets African tribal meets Booker T and the MGs."