Lisa Loeb reveals the Rickie Lee Jones song that changed her life

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Lisa Loeb does it all. She is a GRAMMY-winning musician, has appeared in movies, hosted cooking and entertainment shows and even has her own line of glasses.

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And while all those things can be Googled, the next bit of information can only be learned by listening to the latest episode of Bullseye with Jesse Thorne. And that info would be — the song that changed her life.

After narrowing down her options from dozens and dozens of massively important tunes, Loeb arrived at the classic track – "Chuck E's in Love" from the legendary Rickie Lee Jones as the one to take the all important title.

“The first time I heard ‘Chuck E's in Love’ by Rickie Lee Jones was probably in Dallas in 1979, probably around when it came out on to the radio in April… Oh my gosh I can totally imagine sitting in the back seat of the station wagon, y’know the ones with the fake wood panelling. I’m wearing my LUVIT blue jeans with like an appliqué of like a tube of lipstick on the back pocket, or maybe rainbow suspenders like Mork & Mindy. And then out of nowhere,” Lisa starts singing along to the songs intro.

“C’mon it’s a classic, it stops you in your tracks,” she notes of the track. And the admirations didn’t stop there, for the next 10 minutes Lisa continues on to detail exactly every reason why "Chuck E's in Love” is the song that changed her life. And to hear her reasons why, all you gotta do is press play above.

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