“I Don’t Like Mondays” was a UK number one single for four weeks during July and August 1979. Written by Bob Geldof and performed by The Boomtown Rats. It was the band’s second number one single.
Geldof wrote the song after reading a telex report at Georgia State University’s campus radio station, WRAS, on the shooting spree of 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer, who fired at children playing in a school playground across the street from her home inSan Diego, California. She killed two adults and injured eight children and one police officer. Spencer showed no remorse for her crime, and her full explanation for her actions was “I don’t like Mondays; this livens up the day.”
And now a combo of this song and footage from the brilliant TV show House MD
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