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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.

Discussion about the capitalization of "Come On Eileen".

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Dexys Midnight Runners (currently officially Dexys, their former nickname, styled without an apostrophe) are an English pop band with soul influences, who achieved their major success in the early to mid-1980s. They are best known in the UK for their songs "Come On Eileen" and "Geno", both of which peaked at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as six other top-20 singles.

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dexys went through numerous personnel changes over the course of three albums and 13 singles, with only singer/songwriter/co-founder Kevin Rowland remaining in the band through all of the transitions and only Rowland and "Big" Jim Paterson (trombone) appearing on all of the albums. By 1985, the band consisted only of Rowland and long-standing members Helen O'Hara (violin) and Billy Adams (guitar). The band broke up in 1987, with Rowland becoming a solo artist. 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). Dexys released their fourth album in 2012 and a fifth followed in 2016.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 The Best No. 1 Singles in the World …Ever! Various Artists 3 1
2004 Die Hit-Giganten: Partyklassiker Various Artists 1
2004 40 Jaar Top 40: 1981-1982 Various Artists 1
2004 80's Christmas Party Various Artists 1
2004 80er Disco Sound Various Artists 1
2004 Chartboxx: The Best of the 80s Various Artists 1
2004 Clasicos de los 80’s Various Artists 1
2004 Donna’s Top 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 I Love Music 1980-1984: It's Electric Various Artists 2
2004 Le Grand Classement Various Artists 1
2004 Let’s Party Various Artists 1
2004 Party Various Artists 1
2004 Party Hits Various Artists 1
2004 The Greatest Groups Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2004 The Original New Wave Album - 20 Post-Punk Classics Various Artists 1
2005 Blick auf 50 Jahre Rock: Hits der 80er Various Artists 1
2005 Fetenhits: Alpen Party Various Artists 1
2005 Q Presents Rule Britannia Various Artists 1
2005 Teenage Kicks Various Artists 1
2005 Party Hits, Volume 14 Various Artists 1
2005 Suited & Booted: Essential Mod & Ska Various Artists 2 1
2005 Sounds of the Eighties, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2005 N3W WAV35 Various Artists 1
2005 The Britpack: 80s UK Innovators of Pop Various Artists 2
2005 Student Daze Various Artists 1
2005 School Reunion: The Party Various Artists 4 1
2005 Teenage Kicks 2: Going Underground Various Artists 1
2005 The Absolute Very Best of the World's Best Ever Beer Songs Various Artists 1
2005 School Disco Presents Number 1s! Various Artists 1
2005 The Ultimate Party Animal Various Artists 1
2005 Radio 2 Top 2000 Editie 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Club New Wave Various Artists 1
2005 Die besten Hits der 80er, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2005 Ljuva 80‐tal Various Artists 1
2005 Much One Hit Wonders Various Artists 1
2005 New Wave Various Artists 1
2005 One Shot 1982 Various Artists 1
2005 Platinum Pop Various Artists 1
2005 Superstars of the 80s: Hit Me With Your Best Shot - 15 One-Hit Wonders Various Artists 1
2005 The Essential 80s Various Artists 1
2005 Turn Back the Clock Various Artists 1
2006 Essential 80s Various Artists 1
2006 '80s Gold Various Artists 2
2006 #1 Hits of the '80s Various Artists 1
2006 The Wedding Disco Various Artists 1
2006 Greatest Ever! Eighties: The Definitive Collection Various Artists 1
2006 The Best of the 80s Various Artists 1
2006 The Very Best of School Reunion Various Artists 1
2006 True School Party Various Artists 1
2006 Dad Dancing: The Ultimate Party Album Various Artists 1
2006 Greatest Ever! Number 1’s: The Definitive Collection Various Artists 1
2006 Party Glamour Various Artists 1
2006 80's Gold: The Hits Various Artists 1
2006 Classic Cuts Presents 80’s Night: The Ultimate DJ Collection Various Artists 2
2006 Fantastic 80s Various Artists 1
2006 Floorfillers: The Ultimate Party Album Various Artists 1
2006 Greatest Ever! Party Various Artists 1
2006 Les 100 Plus Grands Tubes Pour Faire La Fête Various Artists 3 1
2006 mySounds: Ready to Load & Play: Party Various Artists 1
2006 New Wave Heroes Various Artists 1
2006 The No.1 DJ Collection: 80's, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2006 The No.1 DJ Collection: 80's, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2006 Top 100 Hits 80s Various Artists 2
2007 Uncut: The Playlist March 2007 Various Artists 1
2007 101 80s Hits Various Artists 1
2007 Summer Party Sunshine Hits Various Artists 1
2007 Greatest Ever! Driving Songs: The Definitive Collection Various Artists 2
2007 100 80s Hits Various Artists 1
2007 Club 80s Various Artists 1
2007 7″ Heroes Various Artists 1
2007 Four Decades of Folk Rock Various Artists 1
2007 Party Power Pack: Partyhits Various Artists 1
2007 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten New Wave & Pop Songs aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2007 Housework Songs 2 Various Artists 1
2007 101 Number Ones Various Artists 1
2007 The Original 80s Box Set Various Artists 1
2007 ’80s British Gold Various Artists 1
2007 80 Hits of the 80's Various Artists 1
2007 Decades Collection 1980s Various Artists 1
2007 IKEA Dreissgå Various Artists 1
2007 mySounds: Ready to Load & Play: Party Various Artists 1
2007 Pure 80s Various Artists 1
2007 Pure Pop Various Artists 1
2007 Rocktober Various Artists 1
2007 The Biggest BBQ Album Various Artists 1
2008 Now That’s a Download: Eighties Various Artists 1
2008 Top of the Pops 1980 Various Artists 1
2008 Top of the Pops 1982 Various Artists 1
2008 NOW That’s What I Call the 80s Hits Various Artists 2
2008 100 Eighties Classics Various Artists 1
2008 The 80s Collection Various Artists 1
2008 Top of the Pops: Year by Year Collection 1964 - 2006 Various Artists 1
2008 This Is… 1980 Various Artists 1
2008 100 Hits New Wave Various Artists 1
2008 The World's Best Ever Beer Songs: 10th Anniversary Various Artists 1
2008 Grange Hill: The Album Various Artists 1
2008 Smash Hits Party Various Artists 1
2008 Don't Quit Music: '80s Weight Loss Workout (Exercise, Fitness, Workout, Aerobics, Running, Walking, Weight Lifting, Cardio, Weight Loss, Abs) Various Artists 1
2008 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Après Ski Hits aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2008 #1 Hits of the '80s Various Artists 1

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