Duh-duh-duh-durrrr-duh-duh-da! Let's go girls!!
Shania Twain has been wowing UK audiences again following her barnstorming set at BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park, and is about to make her triumphant return with new album Now, but what about the hits that put her at the top of her game? We crunch the numbers of physical sales, downloads and streams, to conjure up a countdown of Shania's biggest songs.
You're Still The One
Shania had us all fooled with her first hit, which peaked at 10 in 1998. Thanks to this dreamy ballad about eternal love, we thought she was a chilled, romantic "two glasses of Chardonnay then an early night" kind of popstar. Little did we know what was round the corner. You're Still The One, the soundtrack to a million anniversary parties, has sold 401,000 copies to be her third biggest seller, and it's in the Top 5 of streams, too – 5.7 million plays since we started counting in 2014.
From This Moment On
Another ballad that sadly gets overlooked in the Shania back catalogue, but it was a big seller AND it charted higher than You're Still The One. Originally created as a duet with Elton John in mind, From This Moment On ended up a Shania-only moment, peaking at 9 and shifting over 233,000 copies.
That Don't Impress Me Much
OK, now we're getting to it. Shania's wondrous up-yours to every sleaze who ever chatted you up in a bar was a huge summer hit in 1999. It is, we can exclusively reveal, her best selling single in the UK, clocking up 868,000 sales, and has 5.8 million streams under its belt. Now that actually does impress us much, tbh. It's also Shania's highest-charting song (so far, and tied with another hit), spending three weeks at Number 3.
Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
Girls' nights out the world over got the anthem they truly deserved with this gutsy celebration of womanhood and nicking your boyfriend's clothes. Another Number 3 hit for Shania, in October 1999, Man! I Feel Like A Woman! – with its two exclamation marks, very unusual for a song title – is Shania's most streamed song in the UK, with 7 million plays. On the sales rail, it's second, racking up over 470,000 copies.
Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
More sass from Shania, this track was actually the second single from her album Come On Over in the US, but the last here, which is why it got a peppy (and hard to find now) remix for release in the UK. This new breath of life helped the song to Number 5 in early 2000. It's Shania's fifth top selling single with 155,000 copies shifted.
I'm Gonna Getcha Good
Come On Over is one of the best selling albums of all time in the UK, with 3.38 million copies sold. Bit, but, by late 2002, it was time to move on, and this was the first single from Shania's follow-up called, um, Up! She'd been away over two years – which doesn't feel like much when you consider how long she's been away this time — but the UK hadn't forgotten her. I'm Gonna Getcha Good peaked at 4, and has sold over 155,000 copies.
Party For Two
From 2004, this was not her last hit in the UK – Don't hit Number 30 in late 2005 – but it was her most recent Top 10. Despite the video being filmed in London, and some serious chandelier-swinging, it just misses her Top 10 best selling songs, landing at 11. And why is that? Well, its all down to this seasonal favourite…
If you cheated and scrolled down for the full Top 10s, you may have noticed this little curveball in there. Yes, it's that White Christmas, from Michael Buble's Christmas album in 2011 and, yes, it is Shania's second most streamed song in the UK! 6.44 million plays since we started counting in 2014.
Shania Twain's Official Top 10 biggest selling songs:
|1||THAT DON'T IMPRESS ME MUCH||3||1999|
|2||MAN! I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN!||3||1999|
|3||YOU'RE STILL THE ONE||10||1998|
|4||FROM THIS MOMENT ON||9||1998|
|5||I'M GONNA GETCHA GOOD||4||2002|
|6||DON'T BE STUPID (YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU)||5||2000|
|7||FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS||6||2003|
|10||WHITE CHRISTMAS (WITH MICHAEL BUBLE)||N/A||2011|
And here are her Official Top 10 most streamed tracks:
|1||MAN! I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN!|
|2||WHITE CHRISTMAS (WITH MICHAEL BUBLE)|
|3||THAT DON'T IMPRESS ME MUCH|
|4||YOU'RE STILL THE ONE|
|5||FROM THIS MOMENT ON|
|6||I'M GONNA GETCHA GOOD|
|7||FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS|
|8||DON'T BE STUPID (YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU)|
|10||HONEY I'M HOME|