It was released as a single in early 1983, the title track of their album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), and was one of their biggest hits, and the song which provided the group with their breakthrough into commercial success.
The original recording’s main instrumentation featured a sequenced analog synthesizer riff, which Stewart accidentally discovered in the studio when he played a bass track backwards. Apart from the synthesizer, the arrangement also uses a Movement Systems Drum Computer, a piano in the middle eight, and Lennox’s multitracked harmony vocals.
Marilyn Manson released a cover version of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” as the first single from the 1995 EP, Smells Like Children. This version became an MTV staple and helped to establish the band in the mainstream. (source Wikipedia)