Shania Twain's Official Top 20 biggest singles in the UK revealed
In the words of the great woman herself - let's go, girls!!
Shania Twain is the Queen of the original country-pop crossover. Long before Taylor Swift made the jump from Red to 1989, before Maren Morris gifted her vocals to Zedd's The Middle and Kacey Musgraves muddied the genre waters with her Star-Crossed LP, there was no more successful transition from country bumpkin to pop superstar than Shania Twain.
Across the mid-to-late 1990s and into the 00s, Shania was armed with a spring in her step, a love for ellipsis, brackets exclamation points and an enviable stretch of hits, notching up nine UK Top 10 singles and two UK Number 1 albums - 1998's mega, blockbuster hit Come On Over and 2017's comeback record Now, which followed years of inactivity.
But now, Shania is back and here to stay. After fighting off Lyme Disease and its affects to her voice, her sixth record, Queen of Me, is a reclamation of joy, seeing Shania move over to new label Republic and welcome in a series of A-List (and mostly British!) pop collaborators including David Stewart and Jessica Agombar (BTS' Dynamite) and Mark Ralph (Years & Years' King).
With Shania currently in a heated chart battle with RAYE, it's time to reflect on the legacy of one of pop's campest grand-dame's with Shania's Official Top 20 biggest songs in the UK revealed for the first time.
Of course, a lot of the song's featured here are from her 90s heyday - and there's that love of punctuation marks again, in tracks like Up! (14), Ka-Ching! (10), Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) (7) and I'm Gonna Getcha Good! (6).
There are of course some surprises too - it's nice to see Shania's long-awaited 2017 comeback single Life's About To Get Good make the list (17), and it's may be a surprise to many that her long-forgotten Christmas duet with Michael Buble, White Christmas, makes the Top 5 (5).
So strap in and giddy up. Before we unveil the Top 20 in full, here's a closer look at the Top 3 - which, handily, are all taken from Come On Over, a true show of the power of Shania's world-conquering third album.
1999: Shania Twain - Come on Over Shania Twain's third studio album spent almost an entire year in the lower regions of the Official Albums Chart in 1998, but the UK finally took to her in a big way in 1999, thanks to her singles That Don't Impress Me Much and Man! I Feel Like A Woman. In 1999 alone, Come On Over had sold 2.2 million to be the year's biggest album.
1999: Shania Twain - Come on Over
Shania Twain's third studio album spent almost an entire year in the lower regions of the Official Albums Chart in 1998, but the UK finally took to her in a big way in 1999, thanks to her singles That Don't Impress Me Much and Man! I Feel Like A Woman. In 1999 alone, Come On Over had sold 2.2 million to be the year's biggest album.
3. You're Still The One
Official Singles Chart peak: Number 10
Total UK chart units: 839,000
The first single of Shania's to be promoted to pop radio in the US, the tender torch ballad You're Still The One is an ode to the relationship she shared with her then-husband and producer Mutt Lange (the two would divorce in 2011).
A wedding first dance staple, You're Still The One was Shania's first Top 10 hit in the UK and continues to shine more than 20 years later, notching up a total of 839,000 chart units and counting.
2. Man! I Feel Like A Woman
Official Singles Chart peak: Number 3
Total UK chart units: 1.1 million
Did anybody say gay rights?
Shania's camp ode to going totally crazy and forgetting she's a lady, Man! I Feel Like A Woman may accidentally promote the outdated notion of a gender binary, but we can forgive it for pop music as silly and fun as this.
If you've never sung your heart out to this song at karaoke (and if you haven't, we suggest you rectify this immediately), then you've for sure seen the gender-bending video with Shania and her impressively buffed and chiseled all-male backing band behind her. A lot of you have clearly watched it - with Man! I Feel Like A Woman carrying the most video streams for any of Shania's clips, coming in with over 8 million streams.
Even more impressive still, Man! I Feel Like A Woman is Shania's undisputed most-streamed song in the UK, with over 69 million total streams celebrating colouring your hair, doing what you dare...OK, we'll stop now.
1. That Don't Impress Me Much
Official Singles Chart peak: Number 3
Total UK chart units: 1.3 million
Serious question - has anyone ever looked as good as Shania does in her head-to-toe cheetah print outfit in this music video?
The ultimate kiss-off anthem to a man who takes himself a bit too seriously (who does he think he is? Elvis or something?), That Don't Impress Me Much was originally recorded in a much more stereotypically country style, but for its release across the UK and Europe it was transformed into a thumping electronic dance anthem, all stabbing synths and layered backing inflections (This was a common trick Shania also employed when released Man! I Feel Like A...here, given the prevalence of pop over country in the UK over the US).
That Don't Impress Me Much ranks as Shania's most successful track in the UK - pulling in 1.3 million combined UK chart sales in total, including over 46 million total streams and 770,000 physical sales (also making it her biggest physical-seller here).
All together now: oh-uh-oh-no!
Shania Twain's Official Top 20 biggest songs revealed
|1||THAT DON'T IMPRESS ME MUCH||SHANIA TWAIN||1999||3|
|2||MAN I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN||SHANIA TWAIN||1999||3|
|3||YOU'RE STILL THE ONE||SHANIA TWAIN||1998||10|
|4||FROM THIS MOMENT ON||SHANIA TWAIN||1998||9|
|5||WHITE CHRISTMAS||MICHAEL BUBLE & SHANIA TWAIN||2004||107|
|6||I'M GONNA GETCHA GOOD||SHANIA TWAIN||2002||4|
|7||DON'T BE STUPID (YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU)||SHANIA TWAIN||2000||5|
|8||FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS||SHANIA TWAIN||2003||6|
|9||ANY MAN OF MINE||SHANIA TWAIN||1995||N/A|
|12||HONEY IM HOME||SHANIA TWAIN||2004||N/A|
|13||WHOSE BED HAVE YOUR BOOTS BEEN UNDER||SHANIA TWAIN||2004||N/A|
|15||YOUVE GOT A WAY||SHANIA TWAIN||2004||N/A|
|16||COME ON OVER||SHANIA TWAIN||2004||N/A|
|17||LIFE'S ABOUT TO GET GOOD||SHANIA TWAIN||2017||N/A|
|18||PARTY FOR TWO||SHANIA TWAIN FT MARK MCGRATH||2004||10|
|19||LOVE GETS ME EVERY TIME||SHANIA TWAIN||2004||N/A|
|20||THANK YOU BABY||SHANIA TWAIN||2003||11|
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