Contrary to what might be expected, Dexys Midnight Runners is consistently spelled without an apostrophe. The word Dexy, in this case, comes from a colloquialism of dextroamphetamine or purple hearts, a type of amphetamine diet pill that was a popular "upper" drug with England's Northern Soul scene in the 1960s.

About the capitalization of "Come On Eileen": In this case, "Come On" is a phrasal verb. "On' is a part of the verb, rather than a preposition, and should be capitalized according to the English Style Guideline.

Annotation last modified on 2022-01-16 18:01 UTC.



1980Searching for the Young Soul RebelsDexys Midnight Runners510
1982Too-Rye-AyKevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners4.2516
1985Don’t Stand Me DownDexys Midnight Runners7
2012One Day I’m Going to SoarDexys1
2016Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country SoulDexys2
2023The Feminine DivineDexys23

Album + Compilation

1983GenoDexys Midnight Runners2
1991The Very Best of Dexys Midnight RunnersDexys Midnight Runners3
1993Because of YouDexys Midnight Runners1
1996Dexys Midnight RunnersDexys Midnight Runners1
1996It Was Like ThisDexys Midnight Runners1
2003Let’s Make This Precious: The Best of Dexys Midnight RunnersDexys Midnight Runners1
2007The Projected Passion RevueDexys Midnight Runners1

Album + Live

1993BBC Radio One Live in ConcertDexys Midnight Runners2
19951980-1982: The Radio 1 SessionsDexys Midnight Runners1
2012At the Royal CourtDexys Midnight Runners1
2014Nowhere Is HomeDexys2


1979Dance Stance / I'm Just LookingDexys Midnight Runners1
1980Keep It Part Two (Inferiority Part One)Dexys Midnight Runners1
1980GenoDexys Midnight Runners2
1980Seven Days Too LongDexys Midnight Runners1
1980There, There My DearDexys Midnight Runners1
1981Plan BDexys Midnight Runners1
1981Liars A to EDexys Midnight Runners1
1981Show Me / SoonDexys Midnight Runners1
1982The Celtic Soul BrothersDexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express1
1982Come On EileenDexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express57
1982Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners1
1985This Is What She's LikeDexys Midnight Runners1
1986Because of YouDexys Midnight Runners1
2023The Feminine DivineDexys1

Single + Remix

2022Too‐Rye‐Ay (40th Anniversary Remix)Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners1

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