The Waitresses


The Waitresses were a ca. early 1980s new wave band from Akron, OH best known for the 1982 hit, "I Know What Boys Like." They were founded and led by guitarist-songwriter Chris Butler, with lead vocals provided by Patty Donahue. The Waitresses performed the theme song to the TV sitcom, "Square Pegs."

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • I Know What Boys Like (1982)

Pop charts debut year: 1982

Years active: 1978-1984

Genres: New wave, post-punk

Labels: Clone Records, ZE Records, Antilles/Island, Polydor/PolyGram, Omnivore Recordings


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