"Mayor of Simpleton" was from the band's 1989 Oranges and Lemons album, and at #72, it was their highest charting U.S. single. In fact, XTC's only other charting song in the U.S. was "Generals and Majors," which reached #104 in 1980. "Mayor of Simpleton" was undoubtedly helped by the catchy video(s) below, which led to some airplay on MTV, particularly during the 120 Minutes segment.
Due to the wonders of the internet, we also know that there were two version of the video -- a U.S. version:
And a U.K. version:
XTC continued making music through 1992, when a dispute with their label led the band to stop recording for six years. Once they were released from their contract, XTC resumed releasing music on a smaller scale until they disbanded in 2005.