"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." 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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