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The Boomtown Rats

I Don'T Like Mondays

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Punk
  • Space
  • Soundtrack
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  • 1979
  • 2012
  • 1978
  • 1975
  • 1980

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“I Don’t Like Mondays” was a UK number one single for four weeks in July 1979. Written by Bob Geldof and performed by The Boomtown Rats, it was the band’s second number one single. Geldof wrote the song after reading a telex report on the shooting spree of 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer, who fired at children playing in a school playground across the street from her home in San Diego, California. She killed two adults and injured eight children and one police officer. Spencer showed no remorse for her crime, and her explanation for her actions was “I don’t like Mondays.“ The song was first performed less than a month later at the Fox Theatre, San Diego. Despite being a major hit in the United Kingdom, it only reached #73 on the Billboard Hot 100, partly due to... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I don't like Mondays ... Tell me why ... I don’t like (Tell me why

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