Shania Twain No. 1 Hits: History of Her Chart-Topping Tracks

by Jacklyn Krol
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Shania Twain is the Queen of Country for a good reason, she has hit after hit.

“Any Man of Mine”

Shania Twain’s first American chart-topper and second Canadian No. 1 was “Any Man of Mine“. The record sold 20 million copies and was the B-side to “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?”. Twain co-wrote the song with her husband at the time, Robert John “Mutt” Lange.

“At the time, a lot of people were afraid of it,” Twain shared with Country Daily. “It was way too edgy for what was going on. Everybody was kind of leery about releasing it.”

Additionally, it became a pop hit and reached the Top 40 on pop radio. “That’s the song I think that really, really broke me in a big way because it was so different,” she added.

  • Album: The Woman In Me
  • Year: 1995
  • RIAA: Gold
  • Standout lyric: “Any man of mine better be proud of me / Even when I’m ugly, he still better love me”
  • Awards: ACM Single of the Year nomination, Juno Song of the Year nomination, Grammy nominations for Best Female Country Performance and Best Country Song

“(If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!”

Once again, Lange and Twain co-wrote “(If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!”. Lange was also credited as producer and backing harmonies. Aside from becoming hits in the United States and Canada, this also became a Top 5 success in Australia. 

This was the first single to have three separate and slightly different mixes to cater to each international market. “Right then and there, we knew this was for lots of listeners,” she said. Twain has performed this song on every single tour.

  • Album: The Woman In Me
  • Year: 1995
  • RIAA: ARIA Platinum
  • Standout lyric: “Now every woman sees / With every “pretty please” / There’s a pair of lyin’ eyes”

“You Win My Love”

This was one of the few singles that Twain didn’t co-write, Lange wrote the song solo. The song also got two other remixes with a pop version and an international version along with the original country album recording.

Her music video also has two versions. The ‘Mutt Lange Mix’ version is featured on Twain’s The Platinum Collection DVD and the original ‘Album Version’ is on YouTube. Similar to the lyrics, Twain shot the video at an Orlando, Florida race track.

  • Album: The Woman In Me
  • Year: 1996
  • Standout lyric: “I need a ’65 cylinder racy little run around town”

“No One Needs to Know”

“No One Needs to Know” marked Shania Twain’s third consecutive No. 1. The song was featured in the 1996 thriller Twister. The music video features Shania Twain performing on a farm with her backing band when a tornado hits. In 2004 it appeared on Twain’s Greatest Hits collection. Eric Church performed a different rendition of the song while on his 2019 tour.

  • Album: The Woman In Me
  • Year: 1996
  • Standout lyric: “I want bells to ring, a choir to sing / The white dress the guests the cake the car the whole darn thing”

“Love Gets Me Every Time”

“Love Gets Me Every Time” was originally titled “‘Gol Darn Gone and Done It”, but it was too difficult to pronounce. Shania Twain went to her husband with the song’s initial idea and the phrase she heard growing up.

 “We had such a hard time choosing this first single [from the album],” she told CMT Totally. “I don’t know. We just ended up there. We went around in circles for weeks until we finally decided on that single. It really just felt right, and I really can’t describe it any better than that. I think it’s just one of those things where we had the chance to live with the options for a few weeks and everyone just ended up there. So, it just felt right. I guess we went with our gut on that one.”

  • Album: Come On Over
  • Year: 1997
  • RIAA: Gold
  • Standout lyric: “Gol Darn Gone and Done It”

“You’re Still The One”

“‘You’re Still The One’ is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written,” she said. It reached No. 4 on the Top 40 chart and spent nine weeks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Shania Twain revealed that she and her now ex-husband would begin songs separately then come together to finish them. This song was inspired by their marriage at the time.

“I remember feeling very excited about the counter line sung by Mutt as backing vocals in ‘You’re Still the One.’ As I sang the chorus melody repeatedly while working out the lyrics, he kicked in with the counter line, ‘You’re still the one,’ and it gave me chills. All of a sudden we had a hit chorus. It was a magic moment,” she wrote in her autobiography per The Boot.

  • Album: Come On Over
  • Year: 1998
  • RIAA: 2x Platinum
  • Standout lyric: “You’re still the one I run to / The one that I belong to”
  • Award: Grammy awards for Best Female Country Performance and Best Country Song and nomination for Record of the Year, ACM Single of the Year nomination

“Honey I’m Home”

‘Honey I’m Home’ is Shania Twain’s most recent and final (for the time being) No. 1. Lange and Twain collaborated on the lyrics. Her label Mercury did not release it as a commercial single, making this the only chart-topper that didn’t reach the Billboard Hot 100. The song title was based on the age-old phrase for arriving at home and greeting your spouse.

The music video was a highlight reel from her Louisville, Kentucky concert in 1998. To date, the song has five official versions. This includes the original album, international, Greatest Hits, Dallas special, and Las Vegas residency live versions.

  • Album: Come On Over
  • Year: 1998
  • RIAA: Gold
  • Standout lyric: “Just when I thought things couldn’t get worse / I realized I forgot my purse”
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