Cosmic joke

This morning I was somewhere where a random playlist of 1980s pop songs was playing. At one point The Bangles’ hit Manic Monday came on.

“Did you know,” I said to the person I was with, “that this song was written by Prince?”

“I can definitely hear that,” she said.

A few minutes later the next random pop song started. It was “1999” sung by the Purple One himself.

We just looked at each other. There was no reason even to say anything.

It was like we were hearing the same song again. Only with different lyrics and a more Princely arrangement.

I wonder what were the odds of those two songs coming up back to back? It felt like a good cosmic joke.

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