Mayor of Simpleton

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"Mayor of Simpleton"
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Single by XTC
from the album Oranges & Lemons
B-side "One of the Millions"
Released January 1989
Format 7", CD single
Recorded 1988
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:58
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Andy Partridge
Producer(s) Paul Fox
XTC singles chronology
"You're a Good Man Albert Brown"
"Mayor of Simpleton"
"King for a Day"
Music sample

"Mayor of Simpleton" is a song by English band XTC, released as the first single from their album Oranges & Lemons.

The song reached No. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart,[1] No. 1 on its Modern Rock chart,[2] and No. 15 on its Mainstream Rock chart,[3] becoming the band's best-performing single in the United States.


Chart (1989) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[4] 89
Canadian Singles Chart 42
UK Singles Chart[5] 46
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 72
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[2] 1
U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks[3] 15
Preceded by
"Veronica" by Elvis Costello
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
April 1–May 5, 1989
Succeeded by
"Fascination Street" by The Cure


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