With her first album of original songs out March 11, the actress, 59, tells EW about the music that shaped her.
First album I bought with my own money
Joni Mitchell’s Blue. I played it all the time. I worked as a ticket taker at Universal Amphitheater [in L.A.]. It was a great job because you could also watch the shows. When Joni Mitchell came through, I remember thinking, “How do you do that? How do you write like that?” She was so inspiring.
My wedding song
Elvis Costello’s “True Love Ways.” Tom [Hanks] and I listen to a lot of music, and it was just something we really loved at that moment.
My workout jams
I have a whole playlist called “Chicks,” and it’s really high-tempo music from female artists. But I have another one that’s just all Bruno Mars.
My first concert
Led Zeppelin. I was 16, and it was really loud and fantastic. I went with a girl from school—we were cheerleaders together. And I remember the outfit my mom made for me: crop top and hip-hugger pants.
Song I want played a my funeral
It would have to be really uptempo, something that makes people feel good, like exit music. It’s hard to imagine that stuff, but what if we did “In My Life” by the Beatles?
My karaoke song
Jason Derulo’s “Want to Want Me.” We always get a karaoke machine for our New Year’s Eve party, and last time I did this. It was…hilarious.