Bubbling under: I don't like Mondays (Boomtown Rats)
Boomtown Rats (image credit). With a sound that flirted a bit with the punk movement, but still far too musical to be ranked under that category, their main claim to fame is the 1979 song I don't like Mondays. It is based on 17 year old Brenda Spencer from San Diego who shot 11 people, killing two of them. When asked why, she replied with, "I Don't Like Mondays, and I thought this would brighten up the day." The single went to the #1 spot in the UK, but burned out quickly in the USA where the subject was probably too close to home for comfort.
Posted by Art Rock at 05:00