Monday, April 15, 2013

music: come on eileen

I have a serious soft spot for oldies.

Give me the 1950s, 60s and 70s and I'm a happy clam! This probably heavily influences my strong interest in modern folk music. I had plans to share another song on this lovely Monday morning, but then I paused to listen to the following classic and all other plans suddenly demanded to be postponed.

I dare you to listen to this and not feel like throwing your hands in the air and dancing. I triple dog dare you.


Plus, they're wearing overalls in the music video! 
Take it from someone who knows, you can't fake that kind of joy.



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6 comments:

Mikaela D said...

This is one of my favorite songs of all time. No joke. You have good taste. ;)

Laura! said...

Your description of how to dance to this song is funny because that's exactly the dance I would be compelled to do to this song if I had not been sitting down while listening to it lol

Ranteumptom said...

Did you purposefully pick something outside the 50-70s time period then? Because this is an 80s classic. You young folk.

People who like Dexy's Midnight Runners may also like this pick from my best of 2012 list: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94b3gMZGorc

katilda said...

Haha I honestly didn't even check the year. I just rambled about old classics in a frenzy of excitement while listening to the song on repeat. 70s, 80s, close enough :)

Jen said...

True story: One time while in the temple, we had an unexpected and VERY long pause...at which time "Come On Eileen" popped into my head and WOULD NOT GO AWAY. Try being reverent and spiritual or whatever when your brain is going, "Too rah loo rah too rah loo rah laaaaaay!" C'est imposible. It took everything in me not to die of the giggles.

Becca said...

My 12 year old sister is obsessed with this song and has been for quite a while now. Haha. But, yes. This is a classic! LOOOVE this song! :)