I don’t know why this story is cracking me up so much, but here you go. Tom Hanks was backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary concert when he was asked about his favorite song ever. Now, when I’m put on the spot like that, my mind goes blank, just as Tom’s did. If I was asked that question all of a sudden, I would probably stutter out something about The Beatles (maybe “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”) or the Stones (maybe “Wild Horses”). But most likely, my ming would go utterly blank, and there is a good possibility that I might just mention some inane pop song. This is what Tom Hanks did. His mind went blank and he named his favorite song as Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”. Oh, Tom. I can’t hate you:
Tom Hanks is down with the single ladies.
Hanks first racked his brain when asked for his favorite tune of 2009 while backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary concert Thursday.
Then, the song came to him – though he didn’t know all the words.
“Dada-dada ring on it! Dada-dada ring on it!” he sang, as he tried to remember.
“That is a damn fine song, the Beyonce song … because it’s infectious,” the 53-year-old actor said of Beyonce’s No. 1 smash, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It.)”
Hanks said “Single Ladies” resonates with him because that’s what he told his wife, actress Rita Wilson, when they first met: “I’m gon’ put a ring on that finger. I’m gon’ take that thing home.”
He also joked: “Kanye West has nothing to do with my embracing of that song.”
[From The Huffington Post]
While I’ll admit it is a catchy song, it shouldn’t make anyone’s top ten, you know? Tom Hanks isn’t even the only (older) male movie star to worship at the altar of Beyonce. Several months ago, reports surfaced that Tom Cruise attended a Beyonce concert and was “spotted doing the “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” dance”. Seriously. How much would you have loved to see that? You know what would be even better? Seeing both Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise singing and dancing to “Singles Ladies”. Best. Music. Video. Ever.