Top One Hit Wonders Of The 1980’s

17. I Know What Boys Like – The Waitresses

This song was written by Chris Butler, who got the idea for the song when he and drummer Stuart Austin were at a local bar called The Bucket Shop (closed in 2011). Chris saw that the ladies at the bar were giving their attention to the white-collar types while ignoring the lowly musicians.

“I got into this mindset, and it wasn’t a pretty one,” Chris said in an interview. “It was about women in a bar situation wheeling and dealing their wares, so to speak, for the highest bidder. And I was definitely the lowest bidder.”


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