"We brainstormed and lo and behold, somebody came up with this crazy idea," Oprah says. "The singer of the new Oprah Winfrey Show theme song would be me."
Watch the music video for Oprah's "Run On" theme song
To pull off the performance, Oprah took singing lessons and a professional choreographer taught her some moves. "Never mind that I'd never sung a note anywhere outside of church or my shower, and ignore the fact that our last theme song was performed by one of the best signers in the universe, Patti LaBelle," Oprah says. "Did that stop me? Of course not."
When "Run On," the new theme song—and its music video—debuted, Oprah says she heard the truth with her own ears. "I'd been living in a fantasy world, because one thing I now know for sure, I was really out of my lane," she says.