JHud Wrote the ‘Jennifer Hudson Show’ Theme Song 15 Years Ago
Music October 02, 2022
Jennifer Hudson is explaining the origins of her song “Happy Place.”
JHud walks out to the song "Happy Place" at the start of every episode of “The Jennifer Hudson Show.” But the tune wasn’t written for the talk show — Jennifer wrote it 15 years ago!
She shared the story of how the song came about with the studio audience. “Do you feel happy? ’Cause I do!” she said in the show's premiere month. “That’s how I want you to feel.”
Adding that she wants to bring out the positive vibes and infectious energy “when you enter Mama Hud’s house” — also known as the studio — Jennifer explained the song was also written on her birthday!
“Oddly, everything in my life works full circle. In every way,” Jenn said about the song’s resurrection around the time of her September 12 birthday.
These days, the song has taken on new meaning as “The Jennifer Hudson Show” has become the TV host's “happy place.”
“I love to find my happy place, and this is now my happy place,” she said. “When you come in, I want you to feel the love.”
Like many of us, Jenn gets joy and comfort — from her onstage sofa.
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“My happiest place is right here on this couch,” she joked.
Viewers first got the chance to hear “Happy Place” when Jennifer hosted the first-ever episode of her daytime talk show and interviewed her former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell.
During the highly anticipated sit-down, Simon attributed the success of “American Idol” to “people like [Jennifer].”
“It was the combination of talent, determination, and real personality,” he said. “And even though we had that kind of banter, you and I, I always knew how determined you were. You were funny and you took it with grace. You got it. I always thought that about you. You got it.”
“The Jennifer Hudson Show” airs weekdays. Check your local listings.