Thursday, January 14, 2021

2021 Dates

  • Fri 28 May Stone Valley South
  • Sat 29 May Let's Rock Norwich 
  • Sun 30 May Riverside Park, Lechlade, Glos 
  • Sun 20 Jun Retro CarFest, Bicester 
  • Sun 27 Jun Stone Valley North 
  •  Sun 11 Jul Forever Young, Kildare, Ireland 
  •  Thu 12 Aug W-Fest Waregem, Belgium 
  •  Fri 03 Sep Glasgow Old Fruitmarket 
  •  Sat 04 Sep Birmingham Town Hall 
  •  Sat 11 Sep Cambridge Corn Exchange 
  •  Sun 12 Sep Cardiff University SU (The Great Hall, Solus, CF10, The Taf, Y Plas) 
  •  Tue 14 Sep Brighton Dome 
  •  Thu 16 Sep York Barbican 
  •  Fri 17 Sep Sage Gateshead 
  •  Mon 20 Sep Cheltenham Town Hall 
  •  Sun 26 Sep Liverpool Grand Central Hall 
  •  Mon 27 Sep Manchester O2 Ritz 
  •  Fri 08 Oct Alexela Kontserdimaja, Tallinn, Estonia 
  •  Sat 09 Oct KULTUURITALO, Helsinki, Finland 
  •  Thu 14 Oct London Palladium

The Boomtown Rats - UK Singles Discography


  • 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

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

  • 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 in 2005.

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

    2020

    Trash Glam Baby/There’s No Tomorrow Like Today - 7"/download/stream

    • 14/Feb/2020
    • FAILED TO CHART

    Here’s A Postcard (Hot Mix) - Stream only

    • 21/Aug/2020
    • FAILED TO CHART