Shame was scheduled for release as a single whilst OMD were still on tour. In fact, the band had suggested Stay as a possible single from The Pacfic Age album, but Virgin thought Shame had more potential.
The band relented although they felt the album version was a bit slow and recruited producer Rhett Davies to give the song more of a polish.
Additional chart information provided by: Stuart Morris (Genola May)
Highest global chart position 54