Barrelhouse Friend and Pop Culture Contest Winner Patrick Brown breaks down the particular appeal of Eddie Money, here. Definitely worth a read.
Personally, I disagree with Patrick's assessment that "Take Me Home Tonight" is the greatest Eddie Money song. I would argue that title belongs to "I Wanna Go Back." But I suppose that's a little like quibbling over which Hemmingway book is the best, or which part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling is the most beautiful, or which book of the Bible is the most Eternally True, i.e., it's silly, and our time would be better spent basking in the warm glow of Mr. Money's sweet, sweet grooves.