I Know What Boys Like (song)

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"I Know What Boys Like" is a song written by guitarist Chris Butler in 1978 when he was still a member of the rock band, Tin Huey.[1]

It had been recorded by Butler and released as a single in 1980, but beyond some club success, it did not have an impact on any charts. When he formed the band, The Waitresses, with Patty Donahue as lead vocalist, they recorded the song for their debut album, Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?, released by Polydor Records in 1981.[2]

"I Know What Boys Like" was released as a single from the album in 1982,[3] reaching number 62 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4]


Chart (1982) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 62

Cover versions[edit]

The song is featured in the Glee episode, "Comeback".[citation needed]


  1. ^ Michaels, Randolph (2005). Flashbacks to Happiness: Eighties Music Revisited. iUniverse. pp. 205–207. ISBN 0595370071. 
  2. ^ Talevski, Nick (2010). Rock Obituaries – Knocking On Heaven's Door. Omnibus Press. p. 137. ISBN 9780857121172. 
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (September 2, 2010). Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records 1948-1991. Krause. p. 1233. ISBN 1440216215. 
  4. ^ a b "The Waitresses Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for The Waitresses. Retrieved June 23, 2014.