Shania changed the face of country music in the late 1990s and her influence is still felt today as many country superstars like Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce, Taylor Swift, and more cite her as a major influence.
To celebrate all things, Shania, we’re counting down her 13 finest songs that we just can’t get out of our heads.
This is a remake but done so nicely by Twain and Richie who recorded it at Shania’s home in the Bahamas. Lionel Richie told me in an interview later that she was the hardest person to pin down when he decided to record his country collaboration album, Tuskegee. He also said that he was so happy with the final result of the duet.
Really the song that started it all for Shania who splashed onto the scene like a hurricane in 1995. Still a solid song to this day. Shania never misses a chance to sing this now classic in her concerts.
This is another song Shania wrote with her then-husband and producer Robert “Mutt” Lange. It was her third number-one single on country radio. The music video for "The Woman in Me" was shot in Cairo and Saqqara, Egypt. It was filmed during the first week of July 1995 and released on August 9, 1995 on CMT. In the video, Twain is riding around on a horse through the desert by the pyramids and riding a boat down the Nile River.
Her fourth number one song and the first single promoted with several different mixes. "I'm Outta Here!" was later included on Twain's 2004 Greatest Hits package, and has been performed on all of her tours.
A touching song that showed Shania’s softer side. Her eighth single from her ‘Woman In Me’ album, the video features two choirs. One included the Fisk University Jubilee Singers, and the second was a local performing arts choirs singing along with Twain in a hangar at the Nashville airport.
The lead single from Twain's third studio album "Come On Over."Twain developed the song at first and brought it to Lange under the title, "'Gol Darn Gone and Done It", which derived from a country expression. The name made Lange burst into laughter when he first heard it, and the couple completed the song together.
This song was nominated for both Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards. It won Single of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards.
This one is freaking catchy. I’ve been singing it since I started this list. Is it fair to say the lyrics are super simple? Well, they are, and maybe that’s what appeals to me. The song became Shania's seventh, and to date, her final number-one single on the Billboard Country singles chart.
Any song that mentions that Brad Pitt doesn’t “impress me much” is a winner for me. Yeah, I love Pitt, but this song has it all, and what a beat. In 2017, during a listening party for her fifth studio album Now, Twain revealed the reason behind using Brad Pitt's name instead of other male celebrities. She said that after she heard about the scandal between Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow and the subsequent leaking of Pitt's naked photo in Playgirl magazine, she was left unimpressed by all the fuss as she felt that it was normal to see naked people.
What an emotional love song! This song was written during a soccer game in Italy. “My husband loves sports. I don't know the game that well, so my mind drifted, and I started writing." Initially, Shania thought that "From This Moment On" would be perfect for singer Celine Dion.
I have always loved the rhythm and the words of this song. She plays the song live in concert with just a twelve-string guitar. It is featured in the 1996 movie Twister.
So very good. "You're Still the One" was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 1999, winning two. It won Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Tim McGaw recently called it one of the best love songs ever written.
An epic anthem and the song that closes out every one of Shania’s shows. My son wasn’t even born till 2007, almost ten years after the song came out, and well, because of his mom, he knows every word.