Up until about five years ago, I’d always associated Bob Geldof with two things.  He was the guy who organized Live Aid, and the guy that took Michael Hutchence’s wife.  Then I (re)discovered the gem of a song that takes the number nine spot on this countdown.

Number 9

I Don’t Like Mondays – The Boomtown Rats

Even though this song was much more popular in The UK that it was in The States, it’s inspiration is from an tragic incident in San Diego, California, which you can read more about here.

As mentioned previously, I love me a good piano riff in a song, and this song is no slouch in that department, and one can’t help but to join in on the chorus, which is catchy as hell.

All in all, it’s just a terrific song, and worthy of coming in at number 9 on the NumbBlowMe List of Awesome Tunes.

I don’t have much more to say on this one, so enjoy the original cheesy video…


Or take in the version performed at the Live 8 concert in 2005, which is absolutely gorgeous.


And for your bonus coverage, enjoy a live version with Bon Jovi.