Musical instrument(s) used: Electric Guitar. It reached number one in the United States, and it was their second number one hit in the UK, following 1980's "Geno".
"Come On Eileen" is a song by English group Dexys Midnight Runners ... the band 4-4-2 was formed to cover the song as "Come On England" with altered lyrics to support the England national football team during their appearance in the 2004 European Championships.
, In 2004, the band 4-4-2 was formed to cover the song as "Come On England" with altered lyrics to support the England national football team during their appearance in the 2004 European Championships. Submitted by LoudLon on November 16, 2018. Add to playlist. The lyrics of the song begin with the lines: The bridge of "Come On Eileen" features an improvised counter-melody which begins in a slow tempo and gets faster and faster over an accelerando vocal backing. , "Come On Eileen" won Best British Single at the 1983 Brit Awards and in 2015, the song was voted by the British public as the nation's sixth favourite 1980s number one in a poll for ITV. , In a poll by Channel 4, a UK TV channel, the song was placed at number thirty-eight in the 100 greatest number one singles of all time. Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2 users. 44. There are various versions of the song; some, in addition to the main section, feature either a Celtic fiddle-solo intro or an a capella coda both based on Thomas Moore's Irish folk song "Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms". , In 2020, Sara Evans released a cover of the song as a single from her album Copy That. The song reached number one in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 charts during the week ending 23 April 1983.
D F#m (Come on Eileen too-loo rye-aye come on) G D A (Eileen too-loo rye-aye toora toora-too-loora) Now you have grown, now you have shown, oh Eileen D F#m Come on Eileen, these things they are real and I know G how you feel Now I must say more than ever D A things round here have changed D F#m G D A Too-ra loo-ra too-ra loo-rye-aye _____ and we can sing just like our fathers Come on Eileen oh, I swear (well he means)at this moment you mean everythingWith you in that dress, my thoughts (I confess)verge on dirty, Ah come on EileenThese people round here wear The main section begins with a Celtic-style fiddle played over a drum beat, with the bass guitar and piano providing accompaniment. Dexys released their fourth album in 2012 and a fifth followed in 2016. completed! Learn to play guitar by chord / tabs using chord diagrams, transpose the key, watch video lessons and much more. Recorded in United Kingdom.
More Versions. After two failed restart attempts, Dexys was reformed by Rowland in 2003 with new members, as well as a few returning members from the band's original lineup (known as Dexys Mark I). "Come On Eileen" is a song by English group Dexys Midnight Runners (credited to Dexys Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express), released in the United Kingdom on 25 June 1982 as a single from their album Too-Rye-Ay. Use a mixing console in Pro version. Bass tablature for Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners.
*sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alone, In 1997, ska band Save Ferris released a cover of the song as a single from album It Means Everything. , The song was featured in the films Tommy Boy (1995), Take Me Home Tonight (2011), and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012). "Come on Eileen" prevented Michael Jackson from having back-to-back number one hits in the US: "Billie Jean" was the number one single the previous seven weeks, while "Beat It" was the number one song the ensuing three. Sign up Log in. Dexys Midnight Runners (currently officially Dexys, their former nickname, styled without an apostrophe) are an English pop band with soul influences from Birmingham, who achieved major commercial success in the early to mid-1980s. Throughout the song, there are numerous tempo changes and key changes: Although often believed to have been inspired by a childhood friend with whom Kevin Rowland had a romantic, and later sexual, relationship in his teens, there was actually no real Eileen. The chord sequence of the bridge is actually the same as the verses, but transposed up by a whole tone. , Archival footage of Johnnie Ray arriving at London Heathrow Airport in 1954 was featured in the video. Welcome Offer: 80% OFF on annual membership of Ultimate Guitar Pro Try Now. , Dexy's Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express, Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile), Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms, List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1980s, List of best-selling singles by year in the United Kingdom, List of Cash Box Top 100 number-one singles of 1983, List of number-one singles of 1982 (Ireland), List of number-one singles from the 1980s (New Zealand), List of number-one singles of the 1980s (Switzerland), List of UK Singles Chart number ones of the 1980s, "Dexys Midnight Runners – Artist Biography", "The Nation's Favourite 80s Number One: 12 more classic 80s chart-toppers which didn't make the cut", "Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners", "5 Things You Didn't Know: "Come On Eileen" By Dexys Midnight Runners", "Channel 4 - 100 Greatest Number One Singles in the UK", "Lists :: Best :: VH1 - 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders", "100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the '80s", "The UK's Official Chart 'millionaires' revealed", Austriancharts.at – Dexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express – Come On Eileen", Ultratop.be – Dexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express – Come On Eileen", Offiziellecharts.de – Dexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express – Come On Eileen", The Irish Charts – Search Results – Come On Eileen", Nederlandse Top 40 – Dexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express - Come On Eileen", Dutchcharts.nl – Dexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express – Come On Eileen", Charts.nz – Dexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express – Come On Eileen", "South African Rock Lists Website SA Charts 1969 – 1989 Acts (D)", Swisscharts.com – Dexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express – Come On Eileen", "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending APRIL 23, 1983", "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts – 1980s", "The biggest selling singles of every year revealed!