As any country fan knows, Shania Twain’s catalog is full of hits that have defined an era in country music. However, some deeper cuts are regarded as some of Twain’s best.
While they may not have the same level of notoriety as “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” or “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” they are critical pieces that made Twain an icon unlike any other.
We’re looking back at some of Twain’s underrated gems that remind us how prolific Canadian-singer songwriter was.
10. ‘God Ain’t Gonna Getcha You For That’
To kick things off, we begin with a song she co-wrote on her self-titled debut album from 1993. Produced with the late, Grammy-nominated country songwriter Kent Robbins, “God Ain’t Gonna Getcha You For That” perfectly portrays Twain’s stripped-down vocals. Additionally, she proves she has that quintessential 90s country sound, making sure to add a steel pedal guitar.
9. Shania Twain’s ‘Whatever You Do! Don’t!’
Off of the critically acclaimed 1997 Come On Over album “Whatever You Do! Don’t!” was also written by Twain and her then-husband and music producer “Mutt” Lange.
While Twain could have easily released the song as a single, the overwhelming popularity of “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”, “You’re Still The One” kept her from dropping it. Still, it’s a beautiful song that you can’t help but sing along to whenever it plays.
8. ‘Is There Life After Love’
“Is There Life After Love” is one of Twain’s best examples of a ballad with a ’90s country element. The use of pedal steel, violin, and some piano combined produce a stunning country love song.
7. ‘Amneris’ Letter’
In 1999, Twain’s “Amneris’ Letter” gave fans yet another ballad with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. The song appeared on John and Rice’s concept album, Aida.
6. ‘Still Under The Weather’
Going back to her 1993 premiere album, “Still Under The Weather” was a country tune co-written by hitmakers Skip Ewing and Michael White, with L.E. White.
Shania Twain breaks all the hearts as she sings about love lost but adds an element of hope despite her grief: “but I’m over the storm.“
5. ‘Leaving Is The Only Way Out’
The Woman In Me, which gave fans eight amazing singles, also offered fans another impressive track: “Leaving Is The Only Way Out.”
4. Shania Twain’s Rendition Of ‘Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain’
In 2003, Shania Twain teamed up with Willie Nelson on a live album called Live and Kickin’, which featured an array of stars across all genres such as Ray Charles, Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, Steven Tyler, and Paul Simon.
Twain joined Nelson at the Beacon Theatre for their duet of his classic “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain.”
3. ‘I Ain’t No Quitter’
During her 2015 Still The One: Live From Vegas, she put a new spin on “I Ain’t No Quitter.” The song appeared on her 2004 Greatest Hits collection.
2. ‘Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is (Anymore)’
The seventh single from Shania Twain’s The Woman in Me, “Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is (Anymore),” is another classic country ballad about heartache. Hitting No. 28 on the charts, it wasn’t one of her biggest hits, but it’s a timeless song forever etched in history.
1. Shania Twain’s ‘What Made You Say That’
Shania Twain’s “What Made You Say That” has an easy-going tone that feels effortless and fun. While it only peaked at No. 70 on the country singles chart, the track’s music video sparked controversy over Twain’s bared midriff.