Number 1 in 1982. When this hit #1 in the US, it knocked Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" off the top spot.
While the song will fit nicely in an '80s music time capsule, it sounded nothing like the other hits of the era. There are no synthesizers on the song, but there is banjo, accordion, fiddle and saxophone.
This song is based on a true story. The girl in the song was a girl that this lead singer grew up with. The song describes the thin line between love and lust.
The girl representing the main character in the song in the video was played by Maire Fahey, who is the sister of Siobhan Fahey, a member of Bananarama.
Clue: The band's name was inspired by the amphetamine drug Dexedrine, though the band itself steered away from drinking and drugs, saying nothing should interfere with their dedication to music.
Say whatcha will about Dexy's Midnight Runners, you know every word to the song dontcha?