Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, August 7, 1982 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. While the song will fit nicely in an '80s music time capsule, it sounded nothing like the other hits of the era. There are no synthesizers on the song, but there is banjo, accordion, fiddle and saxophone. This song is based on a true story. Eileen was a girl that Kevin Rowland grew up with. Their relationship became romantic when the pair were 13, and according to Rowland, it turned sexual a year or two later.
Who sang Come On Eileen?
Come On Eileen was performed by Dexys Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express
What year did Come On Eileen get to the UK number 1 spot?
Come On Eileen first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, August 7, 1982
How long was Come On Eileen at number 1 in the UK?
Come On Eileen spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.