We have been listening to 'Best Of Shaggy — The BOOBASTIC Collection' recently. As well as charting Shaggy's career trajectory from a man capable of carrying a song by himself to someone whose role involves intermittently popping up to shout and grunt a bit, it's a catchphrase-fuelled 'jamboree' which could form the basis for a brilliant Shaggy sitcom.
The sitcom would be called 'It Wasn't Me!', and it would be a bit of a cross between 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Some Mothers Do Have 'Em' ("ooh, Rayvon, the cat done a whoopsie").
During the course of each episode Shaggy and his pals would find themselves in a series of hilarious scrapes and misunderstanding and then Shaggy would say "it wasn't me" and then lean on a counter but the hatch would be up and he'd fall over.
It might well be funnier than this particular career highlight, which is curiously not included in this BOOMBASTIC collection. We were at the video shoot for 'Me Julie', an experience mainly notable for how little of interest actually went on apart from the fact that the director blasted out 'Livin' La Vida Loca' at top volume when the shoot was finished.
THE FOUR BEST SONGS ON 'BEST OF SHAGGY — THE boombastic COLLECTION':
1. 'In The Summertime'
2. 'It Wasn't Me'
4. 'Oh Carolina'
('Hey Sexy Lady', 'Angel' and 'Boombastic' are all quite good as well obviously.)