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After the success of "I Don't Like Mondays", songwriter Bob Geldof received a letter from Brenda Spencer, the school shooter who inspired the song, in which she professed pride in what she had done, because the song had made her famous. See more trivia »

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 2017 Großstadtrevier (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Hunde, die bellen (2017) ... (performer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - uncredited)
 2016 Today at Wimbledon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Day 8 (2016) ... (performer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - uncredited)
 2016 Wimbledon (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- 2016: Day 8, Part 2 (2016) ... (performer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - uncredited)
- 2016: Day 8, Part 1 (2016) ... (performer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - uncredited)
  Donauinselfest Live (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2016) (performer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Bob Geldof (2016) ... (music: "Neon Heart", "(She's Gonna) Do You In", "Close As You'll Ever Be", "Mary of the 4th Form", "Looking After Number One" - uncredited) / (performer: "(I Never Loved) Eva Braun", "Like Clockwork", "Neon Heart", "(She's Gonna) Do You In", "Someone's Looking at You", "Banana Republic", "A Tonic for the Troops", "I Don't Like Mondays", "Close As You'll Ever Be", "Mary of the 4th Form", "Looking After Number One", "Rat Trap", "The Boomtown Rats" - uncredited)
 2015 Sounds of the 80s (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2015 Christmas Special with Kim Wilde (2015) ... (performer: "Banana Republic")
 2013 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "She's So Modern", "Like Clockwork", "Rat Trap")
 2007 La tele de tu vida (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (2007) ... (performer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 2006 I Don't Like Mondays (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 2005 Wife Swap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.2 (2005) ... (performer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 2003 Stuck in the Middle (Video) (performer: "Rat Trap")
 1999 Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Shania Twain Special (1999) ... (performer: "Rat Trap")
 1999 Un amore (performer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 1977-1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 31 episodes)
- Episode dated 19 October 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Looking After No. 1")
- Episode dated 30 June 1994 (1994) ... (performer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
- Episode dated 8 April 1982 (1982) ... (performer: "House on Fire")
- Episode dated 25 March 1982 (1982) ... (performer: "House on Fire")
- Episode dated 4 December 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Banana Republic")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (performer: "I don't like Mondays", "Rat Trap", "Drag me down")
 1982 Iltatähti (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 April 1982 (1982) ... (performer: "Never in a Million Years")
 1981 Fear No Evil (performer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - as Boomtown Rats)
 1980 Up the Academy (performer: "Rat Trap")
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