Sass Jordan

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Sass Jordan
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Background information
Born (1962-12-23) December 23, 1962 (age 53)[1]
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, actress, Television Personality
Instruments Vocals, Bass
Years active 1982–present
Labels Aquarius Records, MapleMusic Recordings, Impact[2]

Sarah "Sass" Jordan (born December 23, 1962) is a British-born Canadian rock artist. Her hometown is Montreal, Quebec.[4]


In 1992, Jordan performed a duet with Joe Cocker for the soundtrack of the motion picture The Bodyguard, starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, which sold more than 27 million copies worldwide. Her songs have been featured on numerous television shows, including Melrose Place, Party of Five, Baywatch, Flashpoint and Knight Rider.

She has performed with bands such as; Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Steve Perry and Carlos Santana.[5]

Jordan played the lead role of Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway hit, Love, Janis. Jordan has guest starred on NBC's Sisters and was featured in the Toronto and Winnipeg productions of The Vagina Monologues.

In 2003, she became a judge on Canadian Idol, and remained so for the show's entire run.

In 2012 Jordan was appointed honorary colonel of 417 Combat Support Squadron.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Jordan is married to musician Derek Sharp, the current lead singer of The Guess Who.[5]

Musical influences[edit]

Jordan's primary musical influences come from Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, Tears For Fears, Anthrax and American soul singer Al Green.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 1989 Jordan was the recipient of the Juno award for "Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year" and was nominated for "Best Female Vocalist" in 1990, 1993, and 1995.[8]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
Tell Somebody
Racine 174 2
Rats 158 5
Hot Gossip
  • Release date: December 12, 2000
  • Label: Aquarius Records
  • Formats: CD
Get What You Give
From Dusk 'Til Dawn
  • Release date: September 15, 2009
  • Label: Kindling Music
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Title Chart Positions Album
1988 "Tell Somebody" 11 Tell Somebody
1989 "Double Trouble" 12
"Stranger Than Paradise" 36
"So Hard" 51
"Rescue Me" 44 American Boyfriends (soundtrack)
1992 "Make You a Believer" 12 11 Racine
"I Want to Believe" 16 20
"You Don't Have to Remind Me" 15 12
"Goin' Back Again" 14
1993 "Who Do You Think You Are" 37
1994 "High Road Easy" 9 6 Rats
"Sun's Gonna Rise" 7 86
"I'm Not" 47
1997 "Do What I Can" 20 6 Present
1998 "Desire" 12
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.


  1. ^ Maclean, Steve. "Jordan, Sarah (Sass)". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
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  5. ^ a b Renaissance rocker Sass Jordan comes to Peterborough, Bruce Head, 2015-08-07
  6. ^ Guly, Christopher (August 31, 2012). "Sass Jordan made honorary colonel along with host of celebrities welcomed into the ranks of the Canadian Forces". The National Post. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sass Jordan Interview". Guitarhoo!. 2008. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ Juno Artist Profiles - Sass Jordan, Retrieved from on 2016-01-25

External links[edit]

Preceded by
The Guess Who
Grey Cup Halftime Show
with Michel Pagliaro
Succeeded by
Shania Twain