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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 common nickname; sometimes styled with and sometimes 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 (no apostrophe) went through numerous personnel changes over the course of three albums and thirteen 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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Discography

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Fight for Your Right to Party Various Artists 1
Forgotten Mega Hits Various Artists 1
Greatest Hits of the 80's Various Artists 1
Greatest Hits of the 80s (multi-volume, begins with "Beat It" and "Walk This Way") Various Artists 1
Greatest Hits of the One Hit Wonders, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
Heroes & Legends Various Artists 1
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Various Artists 1
Hits From the 80's, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Jim Beam Authentic Rock: 50 Pub Jukebox Anthems Various Artists 1
Las 100 Canciones Mas Rolling de la Historia Various Artists 1
Legends: 54 Original Gold Hits Various Artists 1
Les Années 80's Various Artists 1
Mastermix Classic Cuts 2: Party Various Artists 1
Mastermix Classic Cuts 65: Party Various Artists 1
Mastermix Classic Cuts 80s Night B-D Various Artists 1
Mastermix Professional Engineered for DJs G: 80s 90s 00s Various Artists 1
Modern Rock: Cutting-Edge '80s Various Artists 1
Monster 80s Various Artists 1
Non-Stop Eighties Party Various Artists 1
Number Ones of the 80's Various Artists 1
One Hit Wonders: One More Try Various Artists 1
Party Starter: 80s Mix Various Artists 1
Pop-Art: Pop Rarities and Other Jewels, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Radio City Classic Hits: The 80's Various Artists 1
Som Livre Anos 80, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Stompin Party Various Artists 1
Summer in the City Various Artists 1
Superstars of the 80s Various Artists 1
The 80's Collection, Volume One Various Artists 1
The 80's Collection: 1980 Various Artists 3.5 1
The 80's Mix Various Artists 1
The Best Beer Drinking Songs in the World... Ever! Various Artists 1
The Golden Collection 1 & 2 Various Artists 1
The No. 1 Hits 1980 Various Artists 1
The U.K. Invasion Various Artists 1
Top of the pops - Top Tens 2 Various Artists 1
Zoom-Zoom-Zoom Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 The Non-Stop Party Album Various Artists 1
2002 Mastercuts Bar Life Various Artists 1
2004 FetenMix, Vol. 3: 80 Party–Klassiker im Megamix Various Artists 1

Album + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Mastermix: Flashback 1979–1983 Various Artists 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Grandmaster Party 3 Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Tommy Boy Various Artists 1
2000 Stickmen Various Artists 1
2002 Only Fools and Horses: The Album Various Artists 1
2004 Blackpool Various Artists 2
2007 This Is England Various Artists 2
2008 Ashes to Ashes Various Artists 1
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Various Artists 1
2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Various Artists 2

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Now That’s What I Call a Number One Various Artists 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Let the Music Play Various Artists 1
2009 Songs for the Car Various Artists 1
The Greatest 80s Album Various Artists 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Rock & Pop Diamonds 1982 Various Artists 1
2012 Mojo Presents: Move On Up, a Modernist Compendium Various Artists 1
2016 Countdown - Pop! Various Artists 1
2017 80s Mixtape: The Ultimate Collection Various Artists 1
Mastermix Classic Cuts 101: Party Various Artists 1

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