Forgotten Classic Hit of the Week — Chris De Burgh’s “Don’t Pay the Ferryman”
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"