LIFE SOUNDTRACK: Boomtown Rats – I don’t like Mondays
It’s Throwback Thursday, which also happens to be my birthday today and time for a new entry in our “Life Soundtrack” series.
October 8th, 1979 among my presents was the 7″ of Boomtown Rat’s monster hit I don’t like Mondays. I still have the single, although it clearly shows its 36 years of age. Back then, none of us spoke English too well yet, and we didn’t really understand the message behind the song. While we could related to the fact that Mondays suck, I only later learned what the song was really about.
That Summer 1979, I Don’t Like Mondays held the number 1 spot of the UK charts for four weeks. To this day, it’s still one of the most iconic and well known songs of the Irish New Wave band Boomtown Rats, fronted by Bob Geldolf who’s known for his activism. Happy belated birthday to Bob Geldof, who turned 64 three days ago!