Patton Oswalt Says This 80s Hit Single Is 'Catnip for Rednecks'

Before his breakout role as Spence Olchin on 'King of Queens,' comedian Patton Oswalt made ends meet in the 80s as a DJ in his home state of Virginia. While serenading wedding receptions and other events, Oswalt learned there's one song that's so popular among blue-collar crowds, he calls it 'catnip for rednecks' (and no, it's not 'Sweet Home Alabama').

"My go-to song to spin was 'Almost Paradise,'" Oswalt revealed in a recent interview with GQ. "My God, Virginia rednecks love that song. I don't know what it is, but it's catnip for rednecks."

If you haven't heard Mike Reno of Loverboy and Ann Wilson of Heart belt out this duet, which became the love theme from the 'Footloose' soundtrack, check out the schmaltzy ballad below. And for more from the interview with Oswalt, watch the click above.  


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