Top 10 Shania Twain Songs
Shania Twain songs are some of the most popular in country music history. A mix of spirited female empowerment anthems and tender ballads has made Twain one of the best-selling female artists of all time across all genres.
Her breakthrough came with The Woman in Me in 1995, which launched Twain to worldwide superstar status. Her next project, 1997's Come on Over, cemented her position as the hottest female artist in country music, selling a remarkable 40 million copies worldwide. Twain's most recent full studio album, Up!, was released in 2002.
Our list of the Top 10 Shania Twain Songs celebrates the best of her best.
This song taps into the psyche of every eligible single girl who wants to drive her point home to the potential man of her dreams. Let's just cut to the chase: If you're not going to commit to a long-lasting, loving relationship, "I'm outta here!" Written by Twain and then-husband and producer, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, the song was her second No. 1 hit, and the first to be remixed in different formats for international release.
This "be happy, be who you are," song that encourages us to "be a winner, be a star" could stand alone as a three-hour Tony Robbins motivational speech, but we're glad Twain paired the words with a catchy melody that works just as well -- in just under three minutes. Written with Lange, the song reached No. 6 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and won a Grammy for Best Country Song in 2000.
The third single from Up! is an old-fashioned love song that's brought to life through the video that's a must-see for Twain fans: A soulful, sexy Shania on the beach is intercut with scenes of three couples (adolescents, young adults and seniors) whose body language speaks of eternal love. Twain has said that the song is one of her favorites from her own catalog. It was nominated for Grammys in the category of Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
This little sleeper didn't make many waves when it came out in 2005, but it's a line-dancer's dream song. The "boozer / loser, schemer / dreamer," who decides he "ain't no quitter," gets a break from the woman scorned, who decides she "ain't no quitter" either. The song was released as the third single from Twain's greatest hits collection, and though it didn't equal the chart run of some others, it still deserves a spot in the Top 10 Shania Twain Songs.
An anthem for the working woman who has a "honey" to come home to at the end of a bad day at the office. It's nice to have a sounding board at the end the day -- someone who can pour you a cold one, rub your bunions, fix you a treat and, well, just listen. Written by Twain and Lange, and produced in the multi-genre style that typifies many of her biggest recordings, the song became Twain's seventh No. 1 hit and is, to date, her final No. 1 career single.
Here's a thoughtful song that touches the tender heart. Twain takes the high road to the man who can comfort her vulnerable soul. Her lyrics let go of the independent woman long enough to allow herself to be truly loved: "The woman in me needs you to be the man in my arms to hold tenderly / The woman in me, needs the man in you." It was released as the third single from The Woman in Me, and though it failed to reach the Top 10 in its chart run, it still qualifies as one of the Top 10 Shania Twain Songs in our book.
Here's a woman who knows what she wants in a man -- and is not afraid to write a song about it. It's a catchy tune with a catch: Love me when I'm ugly; agree with me at all times; keep me in your thoughts when I'm having a bad hair day ... In other words, walk the line with a smile on your face. Got that? Lange's groundbreaking pop-country production helped the track become Twain's first No. 1 hit, and established the sound that would serve as the template for many of Twain's future hits.
It was the 1999 Grammy winner for Best Country Song, but this poignant ballad was also Twain's first pop hit, establishing her as one of the most successful crossover artists of all time. Twain and her then-husband and producer, Lange, wrote the song in response to media criticism about their relationship. The critics may have been right, since they subsequently divorced, but Twain gets the last laugh with this love song that's still a staple on radio more than a decade later.
In this song, Twain insinuates that her significant other's boots have been under too many beds for her liking. The tune brings out the angry side of every woman who has had trouble with the man in her life who has a penchant for cheating. Released as the first single from Twain's career-resurrecting The Woman in Me, it became her first hit, and introduced her fans to what would become a large part of her signature sound.
Twain hand-picked Bryan White to sing this song with her, which turned out to be a collaboration made in heaven. Simply one of the most powerful and endearing love songs ever recorded, together they made you believe that love is to be shared through good times and bad. The video was an enormous worldwide hit in multiple formats, including a pop remix that removed White's voice entirely. It tops our list of the Top 10 Shania Twain Songs.