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Deadbeat Club

"Deadbeat Club"
Cosmic Thing
Released 1990
Genre New Wave
Writer(s) The B-52's
Producer Nile Rodgers
Don Was
The B-52's singles chronology

"Roam"
(1990)
"Deadbeat Club"
(1990)
"Good Stuff"
(1992)

"Deadbeat Club" was the fifth and last single released from The B-52's' album Cosmic Thing. It peaked at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990. Based on chart performance, "Deadbeat Club" falls behind only the singles, "Love Shack", "Roam" and "Good Stuff" as their biggest hit. The song is about the band's early days in Athens when they would hang around in cafes drinking coffee. Because they didn't work or do anything, their parents nicknamed them "Deadbeats."[1] Allen's, mentioned in the nostalgic song, is a real-life place in Athens, Georgia. Normaltown is a neighborhood of Athens. The music video featured R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe.

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