Oprah has given American pop culture like, a lot. Her wildly popular daytime talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show introduced Oprah’s Book Club, “You Get a Car,” and Dr. Phil to the zeitgeist. One thing that never quite took off for the Oscar nominee though was her singing career. Mmhmm, you read that correctly.
Way back in 1998, for season 13 of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the talk show host-actress-entrepreneur-philanthropist recorded her own theme song, “Run On,” complete with a music video. The visuals feature the billionaire clad in a white business suit sing-talking her heart out on stairs backed up by a v. enthusiastic ensemble. Watch to hear Oprah’s vocals (better than you expect, prob) and stay for the adorable candidness of her in the studio recording the song.
This is the perfect anthem for your Throwback Thursday. The perfect anthem for your New Year. The perfect anthem for your morning run. The perfect anthem for making love not war. The perfect anthem for your wedding processional. The perfect anthem for your memorial. And, bye, bye.