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One Hit Wonders - THE WAITRESSES (1982)
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"I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses

The Waitresses were an experimental New Wave band from Akron, Ohio. The group was led by guitarist/songwriter Chris Butler with lead vocals performed by Patty Donahue.

They had minor success in the United States with the song "I Know What Boys Like", from their 1982 debut album Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful. "I Know What Boys Like" was originally released as a single in 1980 but did not chart initially. The song was an underground hit, however, and by 1982 it peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 23 on Billboard's Top Tracks chart, No. 14 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report), and also charted in the UK.

The Waitresses also recorded the theme song to the television program Square Pegs, which aired during the 1982–1983 season. (The band also appeared as themselves in the pilot episode.)Their Christmas song "Christmas Wrapping" was originally released on the ZE Records album A Christmas Record in 1981, and became a No. 45 hit in the United Kingdom in 1982. The song was subsequently covered by the Spice Girls in 1998, as the B-side of their single "Goodbye" and by the television show Glee sung by the character Brittany for their 2011 Christmas special, which aired December 13, 2011.

The group released two albumsWasn't Tomorrow Wonderful and Bruiseology, and one EPI Could Rule the World If I Could Only Get the Parts. All of these have been out of print for many years and none have ever been available on CD, but their music is now available on compilations. The Best of The Waitresses (Polydor 1990) is available on CD.

Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? became available on iTunes in 2008 and includes three bonus tracks: "Christmas Wrapping" (long version), "Hangover" (instrumental that was the B-side on the UK issue of "Christmas Wrapping"), and "Christmas Wrapping" (single edit).

The band's lead singer Patty Donahue left in summer 1984 and was briefly replaced by Holly Beth Vincent. Vincent left the band two weeks later and Donahue returned. The band finally split up in late 1984 after the departures of Carney and Klayman.

Donahue died of lung cancer at the age of 40 on December 9, 1996.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Waitresses


Billboard Top 10 Songs of 1982



1 Olivia Newton-John Physical
2 Survivor Eye Of The Tiger
3 Joan Jett and The Blackhearts I Love Rock N' Roll
4 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder Ebony And Ivory
5 J. Geils Band Centerfold
6 Human League Don't You Want Me
7 John Cougar Jack And Diane
8 John Cougar Hurts So Good
9 Steve Miller Band Abracadabra
10 Chicago Hard To Say I'm Sorry

| Closed on 11/09/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
8 Fans 
13%a. 10 (Great Song)
0%b. 7-9 (Liked that song)
50%c. 5-6 (Song was ok)
25%d. Who? What? Huh?
13%e. PR**K TEASE!

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TOP COMMENT * * * * * * * * * * * *
#1 | 189 days ago

(Edited by Nick__)
I know what boys like
I know what guys want
I seen them looking (looking)

I make them want me
I like to tease them
And they want to touch me
I never let them


^^^^^  That pretty much sums up my HS years!  Damn pr**k teases!  laugh  frown
PR**K TEASE!  
  
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#1 | 189 days ago

(Edited by Nick__)
I know what boys like
I know what guys want
I seen them looking (looking)

I make them want me
I like to tease them
And they want to touch me
I never let them


^^^^^  That pretty much sums up my HS years!  Damn pr**k teases!  laugh  frown
PR**K TEASE!  
#2 | 189 days ago

I don't recall them, but then again, I don't recall 1982.
Who? What? Huh?  
#3 | 189 days ago

I actually liked "Christmas Rapping" better...."You mean you forgot cranberries too?"
5-6 (Song was ok)  
#4 | 185 days ago

"Christmas wrapping" is my second favorite Christmas song after "Father Christmas" by the Kinksyes
10 (Great Song)  
#5 | 185 days ago

icfeet wrote:
I actually liked "Christmas Rapping" better...."You mean you forgot cranberries too?"
You beat me to it, that's the only Waitresses song I know.

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