2: Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

NeilTop 30 - Songs Of The 1980s

Entered Charts: 30 September 1982
Entry Point: 31
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 20
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Like yesterday’s number 3 – Islands In The Stream – this song is a wedding or party DJs “go-to”, guaranteed to have people up and about very quickly. What makes that a bit remarkable is that most people have got no idea of the lyrics and simply make up there own to sound similar to the Dexys. Great song from 1982 unless, like one of my university friends, your name is Eileen in which case, you’re probably a bit over it.