Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"Come On Eileen"

It's my favorite one-hit-wonder song of the 1980s, so much so that I named one of our cats "Dexy" in homage to the band.

But the video? Admit it, it's as flat-out weird as the song is addictive.

WHY? WHY IS EVERYONE WEARING OVERALLS? WHY NO SHIRTS UNDER THE OVERALLS? (Or shirts with no sleeves...) WHY THE LINGERING CLOSEUPS ON ARMPIT HAIR? JULIEN TEMPLE, WHYYYYY?

3 comments:

Hp0 said...

In college, every time I'd play this song one of my friends would come running to my room to listen to it. It got to the point where after I graduated, I'd call her or email her and tell her I heard "her song" and was taking it as a sign to call her.

Ahh, the good old days. . .

jackiedanicki said...

They were only a one-hit wonder in the US. In Britain and Ireland, they've enjoyed a long and successful career. Saw them at Royal Festival Hall in London about seven years ago and they were great.

njguy54 said...

Like Hp0, I was in college when "Come On Eileen" was popular. It was one of those songs that was played... to... death... and I felt like breaking the radio every time it came on. Now, though, when I hear it on an "oldies" station, I can't resist it.

As for the overalls, I think they were a fad for... oh, maybe a week...