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A Boomtown Song With A Monday-Mad Title Is This Week’s Video You Deserve

April 26th, 2021
A Boomtown Song With A Monday-Mad Title Is This Week's Video You Deserve

Its Monday, and you know what that means. That’s right. It’s time for The Video You Deserve. Mondays can be pretty dismal and dingy. And really, so is the subject matter of this song and video, but it’s so damn cheesy and goofy that it transcends what should and could be a much sadder subject. It was the biggest hit for Britain’s Boomtown Rats, and their only hit to cross over to America. It was also one of the most popular videos in the early days of MTV, and it’s probably the only number one hit to create a poppy chart smash about a mass murder by a demented schoolgirl, who,... Read More

A Christmas Classic Has An Even Greater Significance During This Trying Year

December 25th, 2020
A Christmas Classic Has An Even Greater Significance During This Trying Year

It was late 1984, and Boomtown Rats front man Bob Geldof was sitting down to watch a bit of telly as the calendar began to turn towards the holidays. However, what he saw that evening was anything but festive. Geldof watched as a documentary news program detailed the horrible starving and suffering going on in Africa due to incredible droughts and oppression. And as he watched, he was moved to tears, sorrow, and finally, action. He knew he had to do something to help, but just donating money himself seemed so small, so insignificant. How could he do something larger? Finally, he had the idea, and... Read More