80s Song of the Day: White Wedding by Billy Idol

White Wedding by Billy Idol was released on October 23, 1982, with Dead on Arrival as the B side. It was a single from the singer’s eponymous debut album.

The song reached No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the United Kingdom, it was re-released in 1985 for Vital Idol, a compilation album of Idol’s remixed singles. Upon its re-release, it reached No. 6 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song’s music video featured Idol’s then real-life girlfriend Perri Lister as the bride in a gothic wedding.