“Come On Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners (1982)
While “Come On Eileen” might not have been a number one hit for very long, it became Dexys Midnight Runners’ only hit. The song, an exciting mix of country, dance, and English soul music, sat at the top of Billboard‘s Top 100 for just one week. However, by doing so, the band prevented Michael Jackson from having back-to-back hits.
Today, the band continues to perform, albeit with new members. Still, even with the new members, that does not stop Dexys Midnight Runners from closing each concert with “Come On Eileen.” Most recently, the song appeared in the film adaption of Perks of Being a Wallflower.