Thanks, Shania Twain, for giving us some pleasant Brad Pitt thoughts to kick around on a Wednesday.
Twain found an old tweet from one of her fans about her older hit from 1998. Remember “That Don’t Impress Me Much”? Twain dissed heartthrob Brad Pitt in the lyrics and used a host of male models in her video.
Twain retweeted her fan and added a giggle. Maybe it was a laugh. You can interpret the emoticons for yourself.
On Wednesday, Twain was celebrating the 23rd anniversary of her hit album “Come on Over.” She asked her fans for their favorite songs and top memories. And they responded.
Shania Twain Was a Top 1990s Crossover Star
Twain, 55, was a 1990s superstar. Billboard deemed her the best of the ’90s country-pop crossover stars. “Come on Over” did monster numbers and stocked Twain’s trophy case.
The album, with its 12 songs, sold more than 40 million copies. There were massive hits, including “You’re Still the One,” “From This Moment On,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” ” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman.”
Twain earned four Grammy Awards thanks to the album.
The music video for “That Don’t Impress Me Much” was dazzling. Wearing head-to-toe designer animal print, Twain hitch-hiked in the Mojave Desert. She kept turning down handsome men, who stopped by to pick her up. One was riding a horse, another drove an 18-wheeler. There was a tank, a motorcycle, and a 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
In all, the catchy song hit the top 10 in 16 countries. “That Don’t Impress Me Much” hit the top ten in 16 countries, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Singer Finally Reveals Why She Mentioned Brad Pitt
Twain finally revealed in 2017 why she dissed Pitt in her song. It was in reference to Pitt’s love-life problems with actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Plus, there were leaked nude photos of Pitt.
“You want to know the truth about this story? I’ve never told this before. I’m going to say it now,” Twain said. “I remember I had a girlfriend visiting me and it was near Christmas and we were baking cookies. I was writing this album and there was a scandal of (Pitt) and Gwyneth (Paltrow) where there were naked photos of him in (“Playgirl”) magazine,
“And this was like all the rage. I just thought ‘I don’t know what all the fuss is about.’ I’m like, well that don’t impress me much, I mean what is all the fuss? We see people naked every day. That’s really what I thought. I wasn’t picking on Brad Pitt. But that was just the association in that moment and things we make fusses about and whatever. Of course, it could have been any gorgeous guy.”
Twain loved to use male models in her videos. We also like this one, which was celebrated by The JUNO Awards:
If you’d like to stroll down 1990s-era memory lane, you can check out the video of “That Don’t Impress Me Much.”