Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Shaggy withdraws from the chart battle

Have you wondered why Shaggy isn't in the charts any more?

Apart from it not being 2002.

It turns out he's just not interested in selling lots of records any more. It's not that he got less popular, it's just that, you know, the charts are no longer as good as he is:

''I make the music I want to make, it's a different game out there now. The type of music that's going out in the charts isn't the type of music I want to make.

''A lot of the stuff that many people are putting out, I really don't think will be classics. They're hot now, but I'm not sure it'll last.

''I like making really classic songs, I don't worry about chart positions and all of that, that's not where my head is. Everybody likes hit records, but there's no point worrying.''
That's clear, then: he's not trying to sell lots of records, because if he did it would mean that his records would be popular now and forgotten later. So, erm, he's just leaping ahead to the 'forgotten' bit.