Good Morning Everybody!
Set to stop by the Stern Show studio for the second time ever Tuesday morning was none other than the man with the No. 1 song in America, Ed Sheeran. "Shape of You" (above) currently sits on top of the Billboard Hot 100, coming off of the release of "÷" (pronounced "Divide"), Sheeran's third studio album.
Howard revealed that he was specifically excited for Ed to stop by because he is very close to writing a hit song himself and wants to discuss the craft of songwriting with the 26-year-old Brit.
As inspiration, Howard was listening to Tone Loc's "Funky Cold Medina," wondering if maybe he just needed a good riff. On the other hand, he was also listening to Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher" and told Robin that David Lee Roth's vocals are a "brilliant" addition to the guitar parts.
Robin offered maybe, in the vein of James Brown, all Howard needs is a catchphrase like "say it loud" or "hot pants."
Either way, Howard was optimistic. "Expect a hit song from me very soon," he told listeners. "You can be very excited."
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