Has Brad Pitt finally impressed Shania Twain after 1998 hit 'That Don’t Impress Me Much'?

15 January 2020, 13:09 | Updated: 22 February 2023, 16:00

Has Brad Pitt finally impressed Shania Twain after 1998 song 'That Don’t Impress Me Much'?
Has Brad Pitt finally impressed Shania Twain after 1998 song 'That Don’t Impress Me Much'? Picture: PA

By Rory O'Connor

Shania Twain famously sang about how Brad Pitt "doesn't impress her much" in hit song 'That Don’t Impress Me Much' - but has the actor finally won her over?

Recorded in 1997 and released in 1998, Shania's hit described three self-absorbed suitors with whom Shania is not impressed with.

A know-it-all, "Okay, so you're a rocket scientist", a man obsessed with his looks, "Okay, so you're Brad Pitt", and another obsessed with his car, "Okay, so you've got a car".

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In the song, Shania states that brains, looks, and the car "won't keep [her] warm in the middle of the night" and seeks a man with "the touch" that can do so.

Well now it appears Brad has "spent his career trying to impress Shania," according to fans.

'Okay, so you're Brad Pitt... that don't impress me much!'
'Okay, so you're Brad Pitt... that don't impress me much!'. Picture: PA

Shania Twain - That Don't Impress Me Much (Official Music Video)

The 56-year-old actor starred in film Ad Astra, a movie where he played an astronaut leading a team into space to find his lost father.

The film posters also featured Brad driving a car while in space.

One fan tweeted: "Did no one realise that Brad Pitt played a rocket scientist, who had a car? Those are the three things that don’t impress Shania Twain much."

Shania, 54, responded to the tweet with three crying-with-laughter emojis.

Shania admitted in 2017 how Brad inspired her lyrics following his lawsuit against Playgirl magazine when he sued the publication for posting nude photos of himself.

Speaking at a Spotify event, Shania said: "You want to know the truth about this story? I've never told this before. I'm going to say it now.

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"I remember I had a girl friend visiting me and it was near Christmas and we were baking cookies. I was writing this album and there was a scandal of Brad [Pitt] and Gwyneth [Paltrow] where there was naked photos of him [in Playgirl magazine, which Pitt later successfully sued for publishing the paparazzi photos].

Shania Twain and Lionel Richie
Shania Twain and Lionel Richie. Picture: PA

"And this was like all the rage. I just thought 'I don't know what all the fuss is about'.

"I'm like, well that don't impress me much, I mean what is all the fuss. We see people naked every day. That's really what I thought.

"I wasn't picking on Brad Pitt. But that was just the association in that moment and things we make fusses about and whatever. Of course, it could have been any gorgeous guy."