Saturday, February 19, 2005

The Boomtown Rats - UK Singles Discography

I Don't Like Mondays re-entered the charts today! OK, it was the download charts, but at a respectable position of 31. The following week it climbed to 22, but dropped out the following week. Twenty weeks later it made another appearance at 32 in the wake of the Live 8 concert.

Sadly Rat Trap - Live at the Dominion Theatre 1985 did not accompany Mondays into the chart.

  • I Don't Like Mondays
  • Entry Date - 19/Feb/2005
  • Highest Chart Position - 22
  • 31-{22}-32R(20)
  • 3 weeks on chart

To celebrate the return of the Rats to the UK charts, here's the Rats UK Discography with UK label/tracks/entry date/highest chart position/positions made/weeks on chart thanks to polyhex.com. Non-UK catalogue numbers have been added where known.

1977

  • ENY4 Looking After No.1/Born To Burn/Barefootin' (live) (NL Mercury 6008 507)
  • 27-Aug-1977
  • 11
  • 47-28-17-13-{11}-14-15-34-25
  • 9 weeks

  • ENY9 Mary of the 4th Form/Do The Rat (NL Mercury 6008 513)
  • 19-Nov-1977
  • 15
  • 44-23-20-{15}-15-16-16-21-36
  • 9 weeks

1978

  • ENY13





    She's So Modern/Lying Again (NL Mercury 6008 521)
  • 15-Apr-1978
  • 12
  • 23-19-15-15-{12}-14-17-33-39-61-70
  • 11 weeks

  • ENY14 Like Clockwork/How Do You Do ? (NL Mercury 6008 526) FLEXIPOP3 D.U.N. L.A.O.G.H.A.I.R.E.*
  • 17/June/1978
  • 6
  • 54-26-13-8-{6}-6-6-8-15-26-36-52-73
  • 13 weeks

  • ENY16 Rat Trap/So Strange (NL Mercury 6008 530)
  • 14/Oct/1978
  • 1
  • 22-9-7-3-2-{1}-1-2-5-13-28-28-37-50-73
  • 15 weeks

1979

  • ENY30 I Don't Like Mondays/It's All The Rage (NL Mercury 6008 550)
  • 21/July/1979
  • 1
  • 15-{1}-1-1-1-2-2-8-16-24-55-74
  • 12 weeks

  • ENY33 Diamond Smiles/Late Last Night (NL Mercury 6008 553)
  • 17/Nov/1979
  • 13
  • 35-23-{13}-15-16-27-27-43-53-72
  • 10 weeks

1980

  • ENY34/ENY3412 Someone's Looking at You/When The Night Comes (NL Mercury 6008 555)
  • 26/Jan/1980
  • 4
  • 45-14-8-{4}-7-14-22-50-62
  • 9 weeks

  • BONGO1 Banana Republic/Man at the Top
  • 22/Nov/1980
  • 3
  • 23-9-{3}-5-7-11-11-13-30-52-74
  • 11 weeks

1981

  • BONGO2 The Elephants Graveyard (Guilty) /Real Different
  • 31/Jan/1981
  • 26
  • 40-{26}-27-32-42-46
  • 6 weeks

  • MER 87 Never in a Million Years/Don't Talk To Me
  • 12/Dec/1981
  • 62
  • {62}-62-70-70
  • 4 weeks

1982

  • MER91 House on Fire/Europe Looked Ugly
  • MERX91 House on Fire (dub mix)/Europe Looked Ugly
  • 20/Mar/1982
  • 24
  • 66-44-30-{24}-26-29-42-71
  • 8 weeks

  • MER106 Charmed Lives/No Hiding Place
  • MER1062 Nothing Happened Today (Live)/A Storm Breaks (Instrumental)
  • MERX106 Charmed Lives/A Storm Breaks (Instrumental)
  • FAILED TO CHART

1984

  • MER154/MERX154 Tonight/Precious Times/Walking Downtown**
  • 18/Feb/1984
  • 73
  • {73}-76-83
  • 3 weeks

  • MER163/MERX163 Drag Me Down/An Icicle In the Sun/Up All Night (extended)**
  • (Special Edition 12") Drag Me Down/Rat Trap/She's So Modern
  • 05/May/1984
  • 50
  • 90-81-56-{50}-66
  • 5 weeks

  • MER179/MERT179/MERX179 Dave/Hard Times/Banana Republic (Live)**/Close As You'll Ever Be (Live)**
  • 24/Nov/1984
  • 81
  • {81}-84-96
  • 3 weeks

1985

  • MER184/MERX184 A Hold of Me/Never In A Million Years/Say Hi To Mick**
  • 09/Feb/1985
  • 78
  • 84-{78}
  • 2 weeks

1994

  • VERCD87 I Don't Like Mondays/Looking After No.1/Mary of the 4th Form/She's So Modern
  • VERDD87 I Don't Like Mondays/Rat Trap/Someone's Looking At You/Banana Republic
  • VER87 I Don't Like Mondays/Born To Burn/Do The Rat
  • 02/July/1994
  • 38
  • {38}-53
  • 2 weeks

* - D.U.N. L.A.O.G.H.A.I.R.E. was the B-side to Like Clockwork in Ireland, but released as a cover mount Flexi Disc in the UK

** - 12" Only

In the US, I Don't Like Mondays was their ONLY hit! If you can call number 73 a hit. It entered on 2nd February 1980 and peaked at 73 after entering at 91.

  • I Don't Like Mondays
  • 2/Feb/1980
  • 73
  • 91-80-75-{73}-92
  • 5 weeks

Tracks in bold were not on any of the recent re-released albums.

Tracks in italics have mixes/lyrics that differ from the re-released album.