It was one of those songs that just didn't translate from MTV to the radio. While a lot of people enjoyed the eerie video, the song only made it up to #34 on the Billboard Top 40 charts.

Just like a great many songs from every era, people vaguely remember it, but it's just not one of those "classic hits" that has a life of  it's own.

I love the song and the video. It's almost impossible to find the original video. I'm not sure why.

Chris De Burgh's career really had a huge boost about four years later when his "Lady in Red" went to #3.

Hope you enjoy, "Don't Pay the Ferryman"