"The Rascal King"
The Rascal King.jpg
Single by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones
from the album Let's Face It
Released1997
GenreSka punk
Length2:46
LabelMercury
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones singles chronology
"The Impression That I Get"
(1997)
"The Rascal King"
(1997)
"Royal Oil"
(1997)
Music video
"The Rascal King" on YouTube

"The Rascal King" is a song by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and the second single from their 1997 studio album, Let's Face It. "The Rascal King," the follow-up to the lead single, "The Impression That I Get," reached number seven on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and number four on the Canadian RPM Alternative 30.

Inspiration

The song was inspired by James Michael Curley, a former Mayor of Boston and Governor of Massachusetts.[1]

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (1997–1998) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 40
Canada Rock/Alternative (RPM)[3] 4
Scotland (OCC)[4] 52
UK Singles (OCC)[5] 63
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[6] 68
US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)[7] 7

Year-end charts

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Rock/Alternative (RPM)[8] 35

References

  1. ^ Nelson, Chris (August 29, 1997). "Crooked Boston Mayor Inspires Bosstones' New Hit". MTV News. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Rascal King". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Rock/Alternative Tracks: Issue 3308." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "RPM '97 Year End Top 50 Alternative Songs". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 19, 2018.