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Come on Eileen

"Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners was the biggest selling British single of 1982. Written by Kevin Rowland, Big Jim Paterson and Billy Adams (and produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley), the song repeated its British chart success around the globe, reaching Number One in the United States the following April. The song has since been covered by artists including Save Ferris[?] and Badly Drawn Boy[?].


  • Kevin Rowland Vocals
  • Billy Adams Banjo and backing vocals
  • Giorgio Kilkenny Bass and backing vocals
  • Seb Shelton Drums
  • Micky Billingham Piano / accordion and backing vocals
  • Helen O'Hara Fiddle
  • Steve Brennan Fiddle
  • Roger MacDuff Fiddle
  • Big Jim Paterson Trombone
  • Paul Speare Tenor sax
  • Brian Maurice Alto sax

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