Posted by Jann Arden, musician | Thursday October 18, 2012
Jann Arden is set to share her own rites of passage on Definitely Not the Opera. (Andrew MacNaughtan)
This song puts me in the back of a Ford Pinto with a pack of my high school friends singing at the top of our lungs.
—Jann Arden, musician
Jann Arden is bringing her well-known sense of humour to the CBC airwaves, as guest host of Definitely Not the Opera on October 20.
The episode will be exploring rites of passage with Arden telling some memorable anecdotes from her life. Like the time she asked a guy to grad and he told her he wanted to wait and see if he got any better offers! Tune in to DNTO on Saturday to find out what happened next...
So while one of Canada's favourite female singers was roaming the building, SCENE asked Jann Arden to tell us about some of her favourite songs.
I listened to this song for five hours straight when I was in 9th grade. There was something about the groove and the harmonies that captured my imagination. I didn't really think about what the song was about until many years later which I find really funny.
(editor's note: There is no official video for this song, but you want to hear it, right?)
One of the greatest broads ever...Bette Midler can put you in a moment within the first verse of any song she sings. This song really magnified a real place in my life. It somehow made me feel like I could carry on.
I love everything Cat every recorded. I remember thinking to myself after listening to this song that I could write anything I wanted to, I could say anything, express every ounce of sadness. It was a liberating idea.
Jann Arden hosts CBC Radio's Definitely Not the Opera Saturday, October 20.
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