Shuffle Song Of The Day (4/28/18): “Come On Eileen” By Dexy’s Midnight Runners

“Come On Eileen” is a song by the English band Dexy’s Midnight Runners from their 1982 album Too-Rye-Aye, which is a lyric from “Come On Eileen”. Without a doubt their biggest song, this band might be the ultimate one hit wonder. Everybody knows and loves this song, and if you don’t, you can go fuck yourself. I love when this song comes on at the bar and everybody just drunkenly screams the chorus together. This shit brings people together like no other song can. Little fun fact about the bands name: “Dexy’s” are a slang term for dextroamphetamine, which is a powerful stimulant drug. Midnight runners are bombing planes, and during World War II most bombing missions occurred at night. So basically, pilots jacked up on amphetamines (Dexy’s) were driving around dropping bombs all over the place during World War II, hence Dexy’s Midnight Runners. So what I’m trying to say is that drugs won World War II, so thank you drugs.

PS: Can we all agree the song would be way better if it was “Cum on Eileen”? #Sex

Favorite Lyric(s)

Poor old Johnny Ray,

Sounded sad upon the radio,

But he moved a million hearts in mono,

Our mothers cried, sang along, who’d blame them

Come on Eileen, oh I swear (what he means),

At this moment, you mean everything,

You in that dress, my thoughts I confess,

Verge on dirty,

Ah, come on Eileen

These people ’round here,

Wear beat down eyes sunk in smoke dried faces,

They’re resigned to what their fate is

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