Sunday, 2 October 2022

Snapshots #260: A Top Ten Shame Songs

This is Michael Fassbender, who once appeared in the movie Shame, in which he was addicted to sex. How preposterous is that? Now if he was addicted to Saturday Snapshots, that I could understand...

10. Obsessive-compulsive detectives.

I used to love Monk, the TV show starring Tony Shalhoub as an OCD detective.

The Monks - Nice Legs, Shame About The Face

Probably won't hear that on the radio these days.

9. Billie Jean is not a bubbly Brideshead Revisitor.

Evelyn Waugh wrote Brideshead Revisited.

Bubbly is Champagne.

Billie Jean King.

Evelyn "Champagne" King - Shame

8. Not fit for the major leagues.

"The Mendoza Line is baseball jargon for a sub-.200 batting average, the supposed minimum threshold for competence at the Major League level." As I'm sure all you baseball fans will know.

The Mendoza Line - The Triple Bill Of Shame

7. Roland takes more tea.

Roland Rat takes another T.

Ratt - Shame, Shame, Shame

6. Spencer, Geller, tastes like chicken.

Lady Diana Spencer gets with Ross Geller (from Friends, duh) and some Chicken Supreme.

Diana Ross & The Supremes - I'm Livin' In Shame

That is so good, it sends a shiver down my spine.

5. Derbyshire cigarettes.

4. Like O, in a forest.

Like The Big O, this is another Roy... Wood.

Roy Wood - Oh What A Shame

As I type out these answers on Thursday evening, I'm predicting John will get that one about 3 seconds after 8.30 on Saturday morning.

3. Yarn twisters, not Liverpudlian. 

Not The Spinners from Liverpool, but their namesakes...

The Detroit Spinners - It's A Shame

(I still have nightmares about the awful Monie Love version of that.)

2. Some like it hot above their shoulders.

Jack Lemmon was in Some Like It Hot, keeping his head held high.

The Lemonheads - It's A Shame About Ray

Always reminds me of good times, that one...

1. Otis fandom.


Fats Domino - Ain't That A Shame

It'll be a shame if you can't come back for more Snapshots next Saturday...


  1. I would never have got the Monks, that was really bugging me. I just remember the song so well as a young teenager (1978/9?) and thinking how horrible those lyrics were... Would they get away with it now?

  2. The Mendoza Line? Are either the line or the band real or did you make them up?

    1. I have neither the wit nor the imagination to make up this shit, Ernie.

      I bet CC would have heard of them, if he wasn't too busy sunning himself on a tropical beach.

    2. Your first statement definitely isn't true, you display wit and imagination on a daily basis. Your second statement might be true though.

  3. I don’t know the band, but I certainly remember Mario Mendoza. - Brian


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