I’m not going to share this post with Facebook or Twitter. I’m too embarrassed. Not as embarrassed as Wang Chung should be. Yesterday I was in my car with my iPod connected and playing on shuffle when the Wang Chung song “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” came on. For you kids out there who weren’t alive in the 1980’s Wang Chung had two popular songs that were played ad nauseum for years. Embarrassingly, I liked them and downloaded them to my iPod at some point in the last eight years. Not the worst thing I suppose and I’m sure we all have songs on our iPods that we wouldn’t want to acknowledge to anyone we wanted to respect us. Trust me, I have worse and at some point I’ll make them into a Top Ten Tuesday list for you.
When the song came on my iPod, I looked down and noticed the album cover pictured above. Apparently when I downloaded the song I didn’t make note of what “album” it came from. Greatest Hits?!!? C’mon Wang Chung! Isn’t using the word Greatest a bit of a stretch? And Hits plural? Two songs! You had two songs that made it big and you have a Greatest Hits CD? You have enough hits for a greatest hits 45. For you kids, a 45 is a small, vinyl disc with one song on each side and played on the old record players your parents had when they were kids. They were about eight inches across and looked like this:
I don’t know. Maybe Wang Chung was much more popular in other countries. A greatest hits album when you’ve only had two hits? That’s like a random blogger putting out a 50 greatest posts book after eight years of blogging! Oh, that’s right, I did that. That’s what Fifty Shades of Phil is. See it in the right sidebar? The e-book edition is only 99 cents for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, or any other device. I figured a lot of you might not know what Fifty Shades of Phil was and never clicked on it because you were fearful that it was my comical sexual memoirs.
Have a great Monday! ~Phil