Since ninth grade, JoAnna Garcia Swisher has been a bit of a romantic. Whether she was trying to woo boys, breaking up with said boys, or feeling emotional about a specific place and time, Garcia Swisher has always had a running soundtrack in the back of her head.
When I sat down with the talented actress, I could tell that, though she has a good sense of humor about her past obsessions with Kelly Clarkson and Boyz II Men (both artists rule), and that she also had earnest associations with each of the tracks she selected to represent her career.
What reminds of her role as Ariel in Once Upon A Time? The classic “Part Of Your World” of course. Reba McEntire’s “I’m a Survivor” makes her reflect on her first big break on the show Reba, in which she got to work with one of her idols who empowered her each day they were on set together. Looking back on a diverse career with many roles, JoAnna demonstrates these precise associations with her beaming smile before she dives into the story behind each song.
Let us know which tracks from JoAnna’s playlist are your favorites and what tracks are important to you in the comments below.
You can catch JoAnna Garcia Swisher in her new show The Astronaut Wives Club, which is currently on ABC on Thursdays at 8 EST. Now excuse my while I go listen to “Since You’ve Been Gone” in a dimly lit room.