Songwriter/Producer/Artist Chris Butler formed The Waitresses in the early 1980s as an outlet for his quirky pop/punk style. The group hit pay dirt with the 1982 release of underground anthem “I Know What Boys Like,” a song which has remained popular years after new wave faded thanks to regular cover versions and commercial placements.

Spirit has placed “I Know What Boys Like” in numerous feature films and television series, most recently Columbia Pictures’ ‘House Bunny’ (where it was covered for the soundtrack by Idol, Katherine McPhee) and Dreamworks’ ‘Hotel For Dogs’ (where it’s featured as the end title).

Another track, one of the genre’s few true holiday songs, “Christmas Wrapping,” remains a seasonable staple and was included in the new holiday perennial, ‘Shrek The Halls,’ and was placed a few years back on a five-time platinum Spice Girls holiday single.