Possibly The Smelliest Vid Shown On MTV
Lots of people like this song. It is one of THE classic one-hit-wonders. I'm kinda like meh... about it. What the hell is Dexy's Midnight Runners??? That's not a band name that's just a bad idea. I do slightly like the melody and it is kind of a unique song, for 80s trash. It's just a little too catchy, I've heard it about a bazillion times and I don't really get the message. "Come on Eileen"... why do we even care about Eileen? Since I've heard it way too many times and that fact has really gotten to me, I won't say much more about it.
Watching the video, it seems to be either a very Scottish or maybe Irish thing... you know, it's like kind of part of their culture. The constant overuse of denim overalls, the Gay-lick violins, the "Tu ra lu ra, tu ra lu ra ay..." that must be like an old chant that they do while their polishing their bagpipes or licking the bottoms of their bottles of Guinness- who knows. Click the above links for the real story, which I'm too bothered to pay attention to and much too snobby to do anything about. Well, who really knows about this song- maybe that's why I don't get a lot of what is going on here, what's being sung about and why they seem to want to flaunt their almost visible B.O.