Hi! Welcome to my new column, "One-Hit Wondering." I’ll choose a different one-hit wonder band every week and then listen to all of their songs—or at least a good handful of them—to give these artists a chance to redeem themselves. I was inspired to write this column when I made a completely random and pretty unambitious goal for myself: I wanted to listen to all the Dexys Midnight Runners songs that weren't "Come On Eileen." I don’t know, it seemed like an important task at the time, and truthfully, I'm glad I did it. But seriously, does anyone even know that band by anything other than this popular bar stomper? Sometimes, when I mention "Dexys Midnight Runners," it takes people a good second to realize what the hell I'm talking about until I’m like, "uhh, that ‘Come On Eileen’ band.” Seems kind of unfair, to be honest.
Dive into the catalogue of Dexys Midnight Runners over at Noisey.com.