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Band Name Origins:

  • They named themselves after the peddlers who gave to them Dexedrine (speed tablets) late at night. This was a recreational drug in the UK 'Northern Soul' music and dance scene which emerged in the late 60s. Dexys Midnight Runners were founded in 1978. Submitted by: Eileen Is My Girlfriend
  • They named themselves after a pill that I believe was called Dexedrine (could be spelt like that) Submitted by: Alana

Stupid Band Names:

  • Who the (blank) is Dexy? And why are they running at midnight--unless perhaps they're criminals? Submitted by: Jonathan S.
  • It sounds like a band of hitmen. And Dexy is such a pimp name. Submitted by: Kitten

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Dexy's Midnight SleepwalkersRunning at midnight? Not so much as sleepwalkingCassandra

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Crome On Eileen" originally "Come On Eileen"
Samantha Wayland
"Comet On Eileen" originally "Come On Eileen"
Joanna Hawthorne
"Come Own Eileen" originally "Come On Eileen"
Would anyone care to own her?

Change a Letter:

"Come On Aileen" originally "Come On Eileen"
"Come In Eileen" originally "Come On Eileen"
Telling her to come inside.
"Home On Eileen" originally "Come On Eileen"
That No-one Candy Nye
"Cyme On Eileen" originally "Come On Eileen"
A cyme is a type of flower cluster.
"Dome On Eileen" originally "Come On Eileen"
Regina Haniger


Oct 4
a parody of "Come on Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners
The 2009-10 NHL season is beginning and I wrote this parody to pump the San Jose Sharks and fans up for the upcoming season. After the embarrasing loss 1st round loss to the Ducks in the playoffs the Sharks need to really commit this year. GO SHARKS!!!
youtube: (Windows Media)
Sep 11
a parody of "Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners
Ode to the Independent voter. Our hero weighs the evidence of his feelings and the voices in his head. Animated including actual political figure heads (Um, not figure heads in that sense, I mean literal heads).
YouTube: (mp4, avi)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Come On Eileen""Come To Gardein"vegan minstrel
"Come On Eileen""COVID-19"Ambidextri's Midnight Hoarders
"Come On Eileeen""Come On Ayn Rand"Joseph Little
"Come On Eileen""Come On Miley"Jonathan
"Come On Eileen""Come On Sharkies"Emily Hall
"Come On Eileen""Run From Arlene"Malcolm Higgins
"Come on Eileen""Come on, Cubbies"Arcade Junkie
"Geno""Genome"Sweet Indigo
"Come On Eileen""Join The Marines"Album Cornix
"Come on Eileen""Come on Chewie"Magnus von Magnusson

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
My Name Is
Come On, Eileen
   Dexys Midnight Runners
Come On, My Name Is Eileen
Gretchen Wieners
The Occasional Flicker
   Dexy's Midnight Runners
   Arab Strap
The Occasional Gilded Flicker
Gilded Flicker is a Woodpecker species of U.S. SW
Gretchen Wieners
Come On, Eileen
   Dexy's Midnight Runners
Billie Jean
   Michael Jackson
Come On, Billie Jean
Inspired by hearing that "Eileen" had knocked "Billie Jean" out of the #1 spot.
Lady Daydreamer
Come On Eileen
   Dexys Midnight Runners
Girl All the Bad Guys Want
   Bowling For Soup
Eileen's The Girl All The Bad Guys Want To Come On
Britney Spears into pruning hooks
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Dexy's Midnight Blue Runners
Dexy's Midnight Runners combined with Blue
Submitted By: Cody Finke
Dexy's Midnight Crawlers
Dexy's Midnight Runners combined with Nightcrawlers
Submitted By: Gus
Dexy's Midnight Youth
Dexy's Midnight Runners combined with Midnight Youth
Submitted By: Alex
Dixie's Midnight Runners
Dexy's Midnight Runners combined with Dixie Chicks
Well, Dixie is *certainly* a more common name than Dexy. By far. (Also, I once heard someone misidentify the first band this way.)
Submitted By: Mr. Bump

There are additional Dexy's Midnight Runners Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Come On Eileen"
Misheard Lyrics:
What a relief
Original Lyrics:
Come on Eileen
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, Geo
Original Lyrics:
Oh, Geno
"Come On Eileen"
Misheard Lyrics:
You need that dress
Original Lyrics:
With you in that dress
"Come On Eileen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Follow my lead
Going my way
Ode to Eileen
Ode to Ollie
Ode to Raleigh
Original Lyrics:
Come on Eileen
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"The Celtic Soul Brothers"
Misheard Lyrics:
So step inside
Original Lyrics:
So step aside

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I debated whether it was "step inside" or "step aside".

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Come On, Eileen"
Better Lyrics:
garden protein, not slaughterhouse protein
garden protein, oh how i love gardein

gardein, gardein for you n i, yay!
gardein, gardein for you n i, yay!
gardein, gardein for you n i, yay!
gardein, gardein for you n i, yay!
Original Lyrics:
Come on, Eileen, oh I swear (what he means)
At this moment, you mean everything

Eileen, Eileen ta loo rye aye
Submitted by: vegan minstrel
"Come On Eileen"
Better Lyrics:
You've grown (You've grown up)
So strong (A-List tops)
Now we must say, more than ever (Well done, Jolie)
Villainess, Maleficent- Hurray!!!
We're so proud just like your father

Well done, Joile, Ambassador (Well she means)
At this moment, you reign like a Queen
Slit red carpet dress, loss not (of your breasts)
Courage mighty
So, well done, Jolie

Well done, Angie
Original Lyrics:
You're grown (You're grown up)
So grown (So grown up)
Now I must say, more than ever (Come on, Eileen)
And we can sing just like our fathers

Come on, Eileen, oh, I swear (Well he means)
At this moment, you mean everything
With you in that dress, my thoughts (I confess)
Verge on dirty
Ah, come on, Eileen

Come on, Eileen

Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Come On Eileen"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Why They're Nonsensical:
This is a great song and this weird lyric (I don't even have the slightest idea what the heck it means) makes it even better!
Submitted by: MetaKnight

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Come on Eileen"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Oh come on let's take off everything
Why They're Dirty:
I can only imagine this being about stripping and having sex while naked.
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Come On Eileen"
The Lyrics:
Poor old Johnnie Ray
Sounded sad upon the radio
He moved a million hearts in mono
Who They Mention:
Johnnie Ray
Submitted by: rocky

Song Title Space Change:

"Com E-on Eileen" originally "Come On Eileen"
Eileen has become an internet geek?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Song Title Anagrams:

"One Income, Lee" originally "Come On Eileen"
Submitted by: Stu L. Pigeon
"Gone" originally "Geno"
Submitted by: Alexis

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Um, Con Eileen" originally "Come On Eileen"
Submitted by: Sutch

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Knock Michael Down, Michael Dethrones You"
This is a bonafide fact. Michael Jackson's biggest hit was "Billie Jean", the 2nd single from the classic groundbreaking "Thriller" album. That song occupied the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for seven consecutive weeks. It was bumped off to the #2 position by "Come On, Eileen (Too-Ra-Ay)" by Dexy's Midnight Runners. That delightful Celtic folk flavored number had already hit the top in the UK, Australia, Ireland, Canada, and now the US. The next week that song was knocked down to #2 by another Michael Jackson hit, "Beat It".
Submitted by: Eileen's Lover

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