From her initial album release in 1993, which achieved platinum certification six years down the line owing to its remarkable success, Shania Twain has consistently battled to advance her career. Her unwavering passion for stage performances is evident in her vibrant live shows and captivating music videos which have garnered numerous awards, including five Grammys. Naturally, Twain holds an extensive collection of songs spanning her entire career, but right here, we highlight just a handful that have locked in a spot on the top five list:
1. “Man! I Feel Like a Woman”
The music video for Twain’s Grammy-winning track “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” was filmed in NYC and debuted in 1999. Inspired by Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love” video, Twain reverses gender roles, creating an alluring and captivating visual. The video highlights Twain’s transformation as she unveils her core self, embodying her role as a sex symbol and country-pop star.
Five years after her 1997 album Come On Over, “Up!” offered two styles: pop and country. The “Up!” video portrays Twain unboxing cherished memories and decorating the walls of an empty room with them. Ranging from vintage band tees to a Canadian flag, each unpacked item holds deep sentimental value for the artist, including childhood memories. This video seemingly introduced a new era in her musical journey and eventually went on to earn Twain the 2003 MuchMoreMusic Video of the Year Award.
3. “That Don’t Impress Me Much”
A track and video that highlighted Shania Twain’s refined taste, the “That Don’t Impress Me Much” video became a country fan favorite. Shot in the Mojave Desert and directed by Paul Boyd in 1998, Twain is seen sporting a leopard-print outfit while men halt for her hitchhiking gesture. Yet, their attempts fall short when Twain doesn’t find them worth her time, leaving them left behind.
4. “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?”
In “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” Twain becomes a captivating temptress searching for an authentic southern gentleman. The video for this track from Shania’s second album embodies contemporary country as she whirls around a vintage diner, boldly flirting with the male customers. Her self-assurance intensifies as she dances on the counter and eventually walks away down a dirt path. Twain’s dual personas are evident in the video: the romantic and the proud country girl from her hometown.
5. “I’m Gonna Getcha Good”
“I’m Gonna Getcha Good” stands out as one of Twain’s most intriguing videos. Set in a futuristic dystopian world, the video masterfully showcases her ability to fuse pop and country into a hit song. With its abundance of, leather, and action, Twain unleashes her fierce persona, riding motorcycles, facing off against robots.
Recently, Twain announced that she will be returning to Las Vegas in 2024. She revealed plans for her third residency in the city, titled “Shania Twain: Come on Over — The Las Vegas Residency — All the Hits!”
The series of performances will pay homage to her iconic 1997 album Come on Over, taking place at the Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.