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The Boomtown Rats is a music group around the Irish singer Bob Geldof, was established in 1975 in Dún LaoghaireCounty DublinIreland.

The original name of the Group was The Nightlife Thugs.

In 1978 the band had a first major hit with the song Rat Trap and had its largest success in 1979 with I Don't Like Mondays. The song was written in response to a shooting by the 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer, which indicated that they had done "because they loved not Mondays".

However, the Group knew this success with subsequent singles like Banana Republic and Never in a Million Years do not continue. In 1985 the band went apart, and in 1986 Geldof began a solo career.

[1][2]Singer Bob Geldof in 1981.

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Members[Edit]Edit

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
The Boomtown Rats 09-1977 -
A tonic for the troops 06-1978 -
The fine art of surfacing 09-10-1979 10-11-1979 30 6
Mondo bongo 01-1981 -
V Deep 1982 -
Ratrospective 1983 - Compilation album
In the long grass 05-1984 -
Greatest hits 1987 - Compilation album
Loudmouth 1994 - Compilation album
The best of The Boomtown Rats 2003 - Compilation album

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Lookin' after no. 1 1977 -
Mary of the 4th form 1977 -
She's so modern 1978 -
Like clockwork 1978 -
Rat trap 14-10-1978 -
I don't like mondays 21-07-1979 18-08-1979 2 11 No. 2 in the Single Top 100
Diamond smiles 1979 10-11-1979 tip9 - No. 42 in the Single Top 100
Someone's looking at you 1980 26-01-1980 tip17 - No. 48 in the Single Top 100
Banana republic 1980 29-11-1980 tip3 - No. 35 in the Single Top 100
Up all night 1981 -
The elephant's graveyard (Guilty) 1981 -
Never in a million years 1981 21-11-1981 tip9 -
House on fire 1982 -
Charmed lives 1982 -
Tonigh 1984 -
Drag me down 1984 -
Dave 1984 -
A hold of me 1985 -
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
I don't like mondays 1979 - No. 3 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Banana republic 1980 - No. 21 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Never in a million years 1981 - No. 24 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
I don't like mondays 479 437 584 24 ° 770 646 746 710 759 685 1476 1338 1440 1707 1342

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