Sugar Ray vs. Benjelisa

October 16, 2012
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Early in the show, Benjy outlined the rules for the songwriting contest he proposed yesterday, telling Howard that his girlfriend, Elisa Jordana, would take on any famous songwriter: “You give a topic and give them a half hour or an hour, and they both come up with a song by themselves. And write the lyrics and music by themselves.” Gary said he’d been approached by Mark McGrath and his writing partner, but they only work in tandem: “He said, ‘We’ve always written together. And I don’t want to hear any bullshit from the [Benjy] vortex.'” Benjy jumped at the opportunity, (seemingly), honoring Mark’s no-shtick request: “That would be great. Thanks, Mark.”