I Know What Boys Like

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"I Know What Boys Like"
The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like.jpg
Single by The Waitresses
from the album Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?
B-side"No Guilt"
Released
  • 1980
  • 1982
Format7"
GenreNew wave[1]
Label
Songwriter(s)Chris Butler
Producer(s)
  • Chris Butler
  • Kurt Munkacsi

"I Know What Boys Like" is a song written by guitarist Chris Butler in 1978, while he was still a member of the rock band Tin Huey.[2]

It was recorded by Butler and released as a single in 1980, but beyond some club success, it did not appear on any charts. When he formed the band The Waitresses, with Patty Donahue as lead vocalist, the band recorded the song for its debut album, Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?, released by Polydor Records in 1981.[3] This version peaked at number 62 the week of May 29, 1982 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4]

"I Know What Boys Like" was released as a single from the album in 1982.[5] VH1 named the song as the 82nd greatest one-hit wonder of all-time in 2002[6] as well as the 34th greatest one-hit wonder of the 1980s in 2009.[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[8] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 62
US Billboard Top Tracks[9] 23
US Cash Box[10] 74

Cover versions and appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zoladz, Lindsay (October 1, 2013). "I Know What Girls Like: The Waitresses and the Limits of the "Female-Fronted" Band". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Michaels, Randolph (2005). Flashbacks to Happiness: Eighties Music Revisited. iUniverse. pp. 205–207. ISBN 0595370071.
  3. ^ Talevski, Nick (2010). Rock Obituaries – Knocking On Heaven's Door. Omnibus Press. p. 137. ISBN 978-0-8571-2117-2.
  4. ^ a b "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. May 29, 1982. p. 66. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ Popoff, Martin (September 2, 2010). Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records 1948–1991. Krause. p. 1233. ISBN 1440216215.
  6. ^ "Los Del Rio's Dance Smash 'Macarena' Tops the List Of VH1's All-Time '100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders'" (Press release). PR Newswire. May 1, 2002. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the '80s". VH1. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. August 7, 1982. p. 61. ISSN 0006-2510.
  9. ^ "Rock Albums & Top Tracks". Billboard. February 20, 1982. p. 30. ISSN 0006-2510.
  10. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending MAY 29, 1982". Cash Box. Archived from the original on September 21, 2012.
  11. ^ "Various – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Last American Virgin Images". Discogs. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  12. ^ Woodstra, Chris. "Tracey Ullman – You Caught Me Out". AllMusic. All Media Network.
  13. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Original Soundtrack – I Was a Teenage Zombie". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  14. ^ "Monkey Business". Showtime. Retrieved July 25, 2016.