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8 thoughts every single Irish kid had when It's Like That was No.1 in Ireland

It’s 20 years this month, people.

IN APRIL 1998, ‘It’s Like That’ topped the Irish music charts for three weeks, and stayed at the top of the UK charts for twice that long.

run dmc

Originally released by Run DMC in 1983, the track was remixed by Jason Nevins 15 years later and unleashed just as we all reached our limit with Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On.

However, just like Celine’s Titanic offering, the track was played on radio stations up and down the country for what felt like an absolute eternity.


And while Jason’s release was undoubtedly catchy, there was lot more interest in the video which accompanied the track, and for good reason.

There. Was. Just. So. Much. To. Feast. Your. Eyes. On.

And here are just a few thoughts we all had back in the day.

1. Would any of us ever be that cool?

No. The answer was no.

Unless you could find a gang who wanted to challenge you to an Irish Dance-off down the local green.

2. Was that Kathy Griffin with the red pigtails?

It sure as hell looked like it.

pig tails

3. Why did that girl in the white T-shirt get so aggressive?

Surely, that shove wasn’t actually necessary?

tshirt Source: YouTube

4. And what was with the aggro kick of your man’s hat?

How serious was this dance-off?


5. Why didn’t they wear laces in their runners?

And why did your mam have to say you’d be looking for trouble if you did the same?

runners Source: YouTube

6.  You wondered if your red O’Neills could pass for your one’s red pants.

And you decided that yes, yes they could.


7. You thought you had found a kindred spirit in the lad with the Afro who had no moves and instead just thrusted his hairstyle in people’s faces.

And then he started throwing serious shapes, and you quickly realised you hadn’t.


8. The lad doing the Robot was a class act.

And then he lost his wig, his dignity, and the entire dance-off in most people’s minds.



After twenty years, it’s time to revisit it in its entirety.

Source: RUNDMCVEVO/YouTube

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