Singer-songwriter Diane Juster won everyone’s heart in Québec in 1979 with “Je ne suis qu’une chanson,” a powerful, touching ballad sung by the great Ginette Reno – who made the song hers like no one else could. Winner of the Song of the Year ADISQ Award that year, the song was a gigantic hit, as was the album of the same name, which sold more than 350,000 in a little over a year. “Je ne suis qu’une chanson” received the Cultural Impact Award at the 30th SOCAN Awards Gala on Sept. 22 at La Tohu in Montréal. Eric Parazelli, Editor of the SOCAN online magazine Paroles & Musique, met with Reno on the red carpet as she was preparing to honour Juster, where she told us about the impact of this tremendous song on her career.