Friday Nineties – Eagle-Eye Cherry – Save Tonight

Acadia Einstein

Here are three things that I learned about Eagle-Eye Cherry while researching this article about his one song: Save Tonight.

  1. He is Swedish.
  2. He is Neneh Cherry’s half-brother.
  3. His name sounds like it is someone saying “E.C.” on a walkie talkie*

*Okay, so maybe I had thought of that before.  And whenever I think about people using Foxtrot instead of F, I think about my friend Erik.  When we were in high school, his mother was on the phone with the bank.  She made a big point of telling us to shut up because she was on the phone with the bank.  So when she is spelling her name, it happened to have an F in it.  And when she gets to it, Erik yells,  “F AS IN FARTING!”

She covers the phone and yells at us and then keeps spelling things and when she gets to a K, he yells, “K AS IN KNIFE!”  So she kicked us out of the house.  I know this is a Friday Nineties post, but it is Eagle Eye Cherry and I am not SPIN magazine.  FFS, what else am I supposed to say?  I guess I can point out that I had never seen the video before today.  He plays all the parts in it.

“K AS IN KNIFE!”  Come on!  It’s gold!  Oh, just watch the video.

EDIT:  I thought of one more joke!  If he had been a sailor he could have been Eagle-AYE Cherry.  Huh?  HUH?

I have run the site since 2005. And I have to say I am pretty damn proud of it. I wrote the book Whalewolf (sold on and am not even close to tired so I am just going to keep going. I was born in Portland, Maine and I currently live in New York and Charlotte, North Carolina. I keep hoping that at some point all these weird rebels are gonna say: "SURPRISE!" and act normal. Eight years and counting....


  1. Cider
    April 19, 2017 at 9:35 am

    1. I love this song and have no shame about it
    2. How did you not already know he was Neneh Cherry’s brother? How many singers do you think have the last name “Cherry”?
    3. Your pirate joke is a real dad joke special

  2. SpocKirk
    April 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Your article is wrong. He does not play the part of the dog in the video. That part is played by a dog.

  3. Bunny Wigglesworth
    Bunny WigglesworthReply
    April 21, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Buffalo Stance is the song I have patterned my life after.

  4. Catherine Morgan
    May 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm


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