8 of Shania Twain's greatest songs
31 May 2018, 16:14
Shania Twain is one of the most successful country singers of her generation.
In the 1990s, she managed to cross over to the international pop market in a way that hadn't been achieved before, selling millions of records worldwide.
Here are just a handful of Shania's very best songs to get you started...
1. 'You're Still the One'
The third single from Shania's huge Come on Over album, this was the song that took her from the country charts in America to everyone's radios around the world.
The song was written by Shania and her ex-husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange, after they had become romantically involved in the mid 1990s. There had been criticisms of their relationship at the time, mainly due to their age difference (Lange is nearly 20 years older). Shania disagreed with the assertion that their relationship wouldn't last, and wanted to address them in public via a song.
However, they divorced in 2010.
2. 'From This Moment On'
Another country ballad from Come on Over, it was written during a soccer game in Italy. Shania said: “We were in Italy at a soccer game. My husband loves sports. I don’t know the game that well, so my mind drifted and I started writing.”
At first, she thought the song would be perfect for singer Celine Dion, but later realised it would work best as a duet. Their first choice for the duet was Elton John, but in the end they chose country singer Bryan White.
3. 'That Don't Impress Me Much'
Also from Come on Over, this out-and-out pop classic truly made her an international superstar in the late 1990s. The song describes three self-absorbed potential suitors, but Shania ain't happy with any of them.
She wrote the song on Christmas Day, and later revealed that the reason behind using Brad Pitt's name in one of the verses was due to hearing about a scandal involving Pitt and the leaking of his naked photo in Playgirl. She was left unimpressed by all the fuss that surrounds naked people, and thought his name would suit. It certainly didn't harm his career at the time!
4. 'Man! I Feel Like a Woman'
Yet another song from Come on Over (we told you that album was huge), this song was based on her own experience while working at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, to provide for her brothers and sisters after their parents died in a car crash. She remembered seeing drag performers working at the resort and has credited them as the source of her inspiration.
A song about female empowerment, its video featured a spoof of Robert Palmer's iconic video for 'Addicted to Love'.
5. 'You've Got a Way'
Yep, it's also from Come on Over. This is the final track on the album, and became a wedding favourite of the time.
It was used in the end credits of the 1999 movie Notting Hill, which was a slightly less country-fied remix of the original album track.
6. 'Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?'
Now THAT's a country song title and a half. This was the first single from her 1995 album The Woman in Me.
Co-written with her then-husband Lange, it became one of Shania's first hit singles in the States.
7. 'Any Man of Mine'
The second single from The Woman in Me, this was Shania's first country number one in America, and also her first to crack the mainstream top 40.
It has since been covered by various country artists, including Lady Antebellum on tour in 2015.
8. 'Endless Love' (with Lionel Richie)
OK, it might not be as classic as Lionel's original duet with Diana Ross, but it's still pretty awesome.
Recorded for Lionel's country album Tuskegee in 2011, the recording process of song was documented in the final episode of Shania's reality TV series, Why Not? with Shania Twain.