Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Wave Wednesday: "Come on Eilene", by Dexy's Midnight Runners

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, this week's New Wave fave come to us from Irish band Dexy's Midnight Runners and their 1982 hit "Come On Eileen". Here's a bit of background trivia from Wikipedia:
In the British charts, the song spent four weeks at number one in August 1982. This success was repeated around the globe; spending five weeks as the Kent Report's number one in Australia and reaching number one in April 1983 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. It also holds the distinction of preventing Michael Jackson from having back-to-back number one hits in the U.S. The number one hits "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" were separated by Dexys Midnight Runners' one-week stay at the top.

The song was also successful in Ireland, where it reached number one and spent a total of eleven weeks in the charts.
Have a great St. Patty's Day tomorrow! Wear something green, even if you're not Irish.
Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please keep comments relevant and civil. Comments attacking other people will be deleted.

Subscribe in a reader