Shania Twain is arguably the best-selling female country musician of all time. With over 100 million records sold worldwide, Shania Twain has earned honorific titles such as “Queen of Country Pop,” which she truly deserves. In Ontario, Canada, Shania Twain was brought up in a low-income family in a small mining town known as Timmins. Her poor upbringing reveals that many people, including herself, doubted her potential to one day become one of the best-selling female artists in history. Shania Twain wrote her first song at the tender age of 10 years. The song was an attempt to persuade her mother to enjoy life more, even though she was an introvert. It wasn’t until 1987 that Shania Twain caught the attention of a few record labels after the death of both her parents in a car accident. She was signed by Mercury Nashville Records, and in April 1993, she released her self-titled debut album. Although the album wasn’t much of a commercial success initially, it gained numerous positive reviews. The interest generated around the album was enough to ensure that the album was certified platinum in 1999 by the RIAA. There is no doubting how much Shania Twain’s legacy has influenced and shaped the music industry, and especially country music. We have come up with a list of ten of her best songs.
10. Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is
Shania Twain deserves more recognition than she gets for this song. Every single line in the lyrics of the song is beautiful, and the melody is just smooth. Although the song’s message is somewhat ironic, the song remains one of the most beautiful power ballads ever. The song was released as the seventh single from her 1997 album The Woman In Me.
9. Honey, I’m Home
“Honey, I’m Home” marked the last number one song on the Billboard Country Singles Chart for Shania Twain. The song was released in 1998 as the sixth song from her album Come On Over. What I love most about this song because Shania Twain could mix country rock and pop and still get you to relate to every song she released. Also, she writes most of her songs from a woman’s point of view and real-life experiences. “Honey, I’m Home” peaked at the top position on the Canada Country Tracks and the US Billboard Hot Country songs and has been certified gold by the RIAA.
8. No One Need To Know
Our number eight song in our list of the best Shania Twain songs is the 1996 song from her album The Woman In Me. Even if you are not a country fan, you will agree that the lyrics and melodies to the song are spot-on for this song. The song peaked at position one on Billboard’s Hot Country songs and stood out as one of the true country songs from the album.
7. If You’re Not In It For Love: The Woman In Me
The video of this song is quite different from Shania Twain’s previous videos. The video, directed by Steven Goldman, was shot in New York City on 4th November 1995 and released 11 days later. The song spent 20 weeks on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks, peaking at position one on 3rd February 1996.
6. Any Man of Mine
In the sixth position on our list of the best Shania Twain songs is a Grammy Award-nominated song. “Any Man of Mine” is the second single from her 1995 album The Woman In Me. The hit single was Shania Twain’s first to top country radio and her second song to crack the top 40 on the pop charts.
5. From This Moment On
“From This Moment On” is considered as one of the highlights of Shania Twain’s 1997 hit album, Come On Over. According to Shania Twain, the song was written at a time when Shania had gone to watch soccer alongside her husband in Italy. The song’s idea came about as her husband was watching the soccer match since she wasn’t a fan herself. The song is a show of significance that love holds in a person’s life.
4. Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under (1995) : The Woman In Me
90s country music was amazing, and listening to this song will have you tap your foot without even realizing it. In the song, Shania Twain shows confidence in the fact that her man is cheating on her. The song peaked at position 11 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs and was Shania Twain’s first hit song on country radio. The track was named as the SOCAN song of the year in 1995 and was Shania Twain’s first single to be certified gold.
3. That Don’t Impress Me Much
The song is famous for its lyrics which bear Brad Pitt’s name. In the song, Shania Twain memorably sings, “OK, so you’re Brad Pitt? That don’t impress me much.” The song, which was released in 1998, remains one of Shania Twain’s most famous songs. A pop version of the song was featured as the official song for the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
2. Man! I Feel Like A Woman
Our number two track is a song that Shania Twain wrote to detail her experiences working at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, to cater for his brothers and sisters after the death of her parents. The song has been praised by critics for its upbeat, feel-good vibe and has been referred to as the high point of her 1997 album, Come On Over.
1. You’re Still The One
If you ever needed a song to reflect on your life or celebrate an anniversary with your loved one, then “You’re Still The One” is one of the best songs for such occasions. The track is the third single from her 1997 album Come On Over. Although the song never topped the charts, it is easily the most successful Shania Twain song to date. The song was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 1999 and won two of them in the process. The song has sold over 2 million copies in America and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA.