|First posted 3/27/2008; updated 8/17/2020.|
Come on Over
Released: November 4, 1997
Peak: 2 US, 150 CW, 111 UK, 15 CN, 120 AU
Sales (in millions): 20.0 US, 3.34 UK, 40.0 world (includes US and UK)
Tracks: (Click for codes to singles charts.)
All tracks written by Shania Twain and Robert John “Mutt” Lange.
Total Running Time: 60:06
4.051 out of 5.00 (average of 19 ratings)
About the Album:
“The come-from-nowhere success of Shania Twain’s previous album, The Woman in Me, proved that the world was ready for a combination of traditional instruments, girl-power themes, and dance-pop dynamics. Whether Twain is a modern-day Dolly Parton or a country music Spice Girl is a matter of perspective. But with her third album, she accentuates the sing-along choruses and simple dance rhythms while downplaying the country elements.” MM
The album became the best-selling country album of all-time, as well as the best-seller by a woman and by a Canadian. WK Powered by eight country top-ten hits, including three #1’s, Come on Over spent a whopping 50 weeks atop the country chart. The album received Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and Best Country Album. The song You’re Still the One landed four nominations, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Country Song, and Best Female Country Vocal Performance, winning the latter two. The album’s power was still kicking a year later when she won each of those two awards again – but this time for Come on Over and Man! I Feel Like a Woman! respectively.
“The emphasis is on fun rather than depth, of course.” MM Like The Woman in Me, this album was powered by “quite radio-friendly” songs MM produced and co-written by “Mutt” Lange. The man who Twain married in 1993 brought the same sensibility for catchy hits as he’d done producing iconic rock albums for Bryan Adams, AC/DC, the Cars, Def Leppard, and Foreigner. Entertainment Weekly “praised the album for successfully incorporating a substantial rock influence without losing its country sensibilities.” WK
An international version of the CD was released in 1999 that contained some remixes of the original tracks and a different track listing.