Insensitive Jann Arden



” Insensitive ” is by Jann Arden ( Jann Arden Anne Richards ), the Canadian singer-songwriter. Jann Arden was born in Calgary, a city in the province of Alberta, the fourth-most populous province in Canada. In 1988, the city became the first in the country to host the Winter Olympic Games.
Jann was discovered in 1985 by Neil MacGonigill, who was at the time the road manager for singer k.d. lang. He became her manager and executive producer of a number of her early Albums, working with Jann from 1985 to 1998.
In 1993 she released her debut album, Time for Mercy, which won critical acclaim. Released on the 5th of March by record label A&M Records ( Universal Music Group ) it was awarded Platinum status in Canada by the Canadian Recording Industry Association.
Jann has released forty singles, ten studio albums, two greatest hits albums and two live albums. To date, Jann has received a total of 19 Juno Awards nominations. In 2006 there was an announcement that she would receive a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
” Insensitive ” was written by Anne Loree, the Canadian singer-songwriter. In addition to writing this song, Anne has also released four albums as a solo artist. At the 1996 Juno Awards, she was nominated for Songwriter of the Year.
The song was produced by Jann Arden and Ed Cherney, the award-winning American recording engineer and record producer. Based in Los Angeles, California, Ed has won two Grammy awards, had three Emmy Award nominations, and won five TEC Awards, which recognise the achievements of audio professionals.
He worked on Off the Wall, Michael Jackson’s fifth studio album. Other notable artists that Ed has worked with include Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Sting, Eric Clapton, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Wynton Marsalis and Lenny Kravitz.
” Insensitive ” was released on the 24th of June in the United Kingdom and on the 24th of October 1995 in the United States. It was taken from Jann’s second album, Living Under June.
The album, released on the 5th of August 5, 1994, in Canada and on the 28th of February 1995 in the United States, reached a peak of number seventy-six on the Billboard 200 Chart.
The song’s writer, Anne Loree, got the inspiration for the song after a romantic rendezvous with a chef at a restaurant in Calgary, where she was a waitress, left her unhappy. She recalled her writing the song in an interview saying ” I sat down at my electric piano in the basement of a rented house I shared with four roommates, broke and broken-hearted, full of pain and angst, and wrote ‘ Insensitive ‘. It took me probably less than half an hour, and I walked away feeling much better for it and much hipper to Prince Charmings who aren’t really into you. ”
The accompanying music video was directed by Jeth Weinrich, the Canadian music video, documentary filmmaker and commercial director.
Born in Pittsburgh PA, Jeth grew up in Calgary, Alberta. Before the age of seven, he’d lived in Dublin, London, Scotland, New York City. Jeth is the only director to be nominated for seven Juno Awards and the only one to win the award for Video of the Year three times.
He has worked with artists like Candlebox, Sierra Noble, Dean Brody, Beverley Mahood, Royal Wood, Adam Cohen, Chantal Kreviazuk, 54-40, The Rankin Family, Sonia Dada and Van Halen.
The US version of the video comprises of footage from the film Bed of Roses, which starred Mary Stuart Masterson and Christian Slater. The romantic film was written and directed by Michael Goldenberg, the American playwright, Hollywood screenwriter and film director.
Released in January 1996 in the United States and February in the United Kingdom, it took $27,315,527 at the box office.
” Insensitive ” was a commercial success for Jann. In the United States, the song reached a peak of number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, spending forty weeks on the chart there. It also reached number four on the Adult Contemporary Chart, six on the Adult Top 40 and nine on the Mainstream Top 40 Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 13th of July 1996 and reached a peak of number forty. It spent a total of two weeks on the UK Chart.

BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 12

UK Highest Chart Position: 40

Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 44

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