Five Radio Hits That Don't Need Any More Airplay, According to John Heffron
Comedian John Heffron has a pretty hectic life and yet somehow, he always manages to stay full of energy while consistently keeping it funny. Just how busy is this guy? Well, he's getting ready to shoot his fourth comedy special, working on a book, he invades earholes via his hilarious podcast "Heffron and Reep," and his stand-up act filled with observational brilliance packs venues while he tours around the country. Is that busy enough for you all?
John also used to occupy his time back in the day working in radio (with Danny Bonaduce oddly enough) so we figured he'd be the perfect person to break down a list of the "Top 5 Five Radio Hits That Don't Need Any More Airplay" for us. Don't agree with his picks? You can tell him yourself at the Irvine Improv this Thursday through Sunday (June 20th-23rd) but please, don't ruin it for the rest of us who came out to get our laugh on. Wait until after the show.
5. Eric Clapton, "Tears In Heaven"
This is one in particular I had to hear maybe six or seven times every morning starting at 5 am. "Tears In Heaven" is a depressing song and it's even more depressing when you have to hear it every morning. We would always go to or boss and say that nobody wants to hear this song and he would say, "It tested well." That just means that they got a group of people together at 7 pm who wanted to make ten bucks to be asked if they liked this song. And then somehow, it made it into the rotation. It's just not a legitimate song to wake up and start your day to.
4. "LeAnn Rimes, "How Do I Live (Without You)"
"How Do I Live" because I can't get out of head that she actually says, "How do I leab?" She doesn't say "live." She says "leab." So sometimes depending on my mood, I get violently mad that she can't pronounce it. You would think if you were going to put a word that is in the title of the song, you could pronounce that word correctly.