The Waitresses
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The Waitresses

Biography

The Waitresses were an experimental post-punk band from Akron, Ohio. The group was led by guitarist/songwriter Chris Butler with lead vocals performed by Patty Donahue. They had minor success in the United States with the song "I Know What Boys Like", ...

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Biography

The Waitresses were an experimental post-punk band from Akron, Ohio. The group was led by guitarist/songwriter Chris Butler with lead vocals performed by Patty Donahue.

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I Know What Boys Like
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The Waitresses Biography

The Waitresses were an experimental post-punk band from Akron, Ohio. The group was led by guitarist/songwriter Chris Butler with lead vocals performed by Patty Donahue.

They had minor success in the United States with the song "I Know What Boys Like", from their 1982 debut album Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful. The song was originally released by the band as a single on Antilles Records in 1980, but did not chart. It became an underground hit, and when re-released in 1982, it peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 23 on Billboard's Top Tracks chart, No. 14 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report), and also charted in the UK.

The Waitresses also recorded the theme song to the television program Square Pegs, which aired during the 1982–83 season. (The band appeared as themselves in the pilot episode.) Their Christmas song "Christmas Wrapping" was originally released on the ZE Records album A Christmas Record in 1981, and became a No. 45 hit in the United Kingdom in 1982. The song was subsequently covered by the Spice Girls in 1998, as the B-side of their single "Goodbye" and by the television show Glee sung by the character Brittany for their 2011 Christmas special.

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