This was the only hit in both territories for the Californian singer-songwriter Norma Tanega. She explained the meaning of the song as follows: "I had always wanted a dog, but because of my living situation I could only have a cat; I named my cat dog and wrote a song about my dilemma." (courtesy: Ben McLane. Thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England)
Dexys (Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson)
"Come On Eileen" was a colossal '80s hit, but the band - far more appreciated in their native UK than stateside - released just three albums before their split. Now, Dexys is back.
The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish and Siamese Dream.
Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett are just a few of the artists who have looked to Clark for insightful, intelligent songs.