Shania Twain was a huge country icon the ’90s. You know what? It is 2017 and Shania is still an icon. Maybe even bigger. It has been announced that in the spring of 2017, Shania will be releasing a brand new album. To all of the little girls of the ’90s that would sing and dance to Shania CD’s in their living room, this is an absolute dream.
Everyone knows at least two Shania Twain songs. I don’t care if you despise country music, EVERYONE knows at least two Shania Twain songs. The songs that I think everyone knows are “Man! I Feel Like A Woman”and “Any Man of Mine”. Both songs are hits, there is no doubt about that but I would like to share my top 5 Shania Twain songs. I tend to favor the more underrated tracks on albums that I enjoy. So here are my top 5 picks!
5. Come On Over
The title track from Shania’s third album Come on Over, released in 1997. “Come On Over” is a funky, upbeat and feel-good song. This is the kind of song that leaves you with some peace of mind after that 3:00 minutes. It’s a simple song with a delightful melody. There’s nothing more to it than Shania telling you to just chill out.
Come on over, come on in. You can unwind, take a load off your mind.”
4. (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here
This is a track from Shania Twain’s second album The Woman In Me, released in 1995. I can recognize a Shania song within the first 2 seconds of the track. This is because her songs tend to have very unique intros, for instance, this song with a yell followed by a count to five. I enjoy this song because it’s straightforward, Shania doesn’t play games. Also, the bass and the tempo, accompanied by the clapping in the chorus excites me.
If you’re not in it for life, if you’re not in it for love. Let me make it clear to you my dear, if you’re not in it for love, I’m outta here.”
3. I’m Holdin’ On To Love (To Save My Life)
This is another favorite track from the Come on Over album. This song starts with a rhythm and a “kick it” – just another track I can and I am sure that any Shania fan could identify right away. “I’m Holdin’ On To Love (To Save My Life)” is another fabulously cheerful Shania song with a rocking sound and a clap along chorus.
Your love keeps me alive. You’re all I need to survive. I got you by my side.”
2. Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under
This is a classic Shania Twain song, in my own opinion. It tells a tale of a man, who tends to leave his boots under many ladies’ beds. I adore this song because Shania is shameless in calling out this fella. Additionally, I enjoy the bit of piano in the background throughout the song. It’s a fun tune that I cannot deny singing along to.
Don’t look so lonely. Don’t act so blue. I know I’m not the only girl you run to.”
1. You Win My Love
My absolute favorite Shania Twain song. I feel it is one of the most underrated songs from Shania’s The Woman In Me album. I think that I love this song so much because of the melody and the beat, along with the fact that it is a song that I am not ashamed to belt out while driving. Something about Shania comparing love to mechanical terms is awesome.
Oh but if you want to win it, babe there’s no speed limit. Just go faster, faster, don’t be slow. Rev it up, rev it up ’til your engine blows.”
It is never easy to narrow down the top songs from your favorite artists. In 2016, Shania Twain was the recipient of the CMT Artist of a Lifetime award during CMT’s Artists of the Year in October. I cannot think of a better female artist to receive such an honor. Shania has been making music since the year I was born and 22 years later, continues to do so. Shania has been a top artist during my entire lifetime and I am very enthusiastic about her upcoming music. Rock this country, Shania!