Saturday, May 2, 1998

Shania Twain hit #1 on the country chart with “You’re Still the One”

5/2/1998:
First posted 2/12/2021.

You’re Still the One

Shania Twain

Writer(s): Shania Twain, Robert John “Mutt” Lange (see lyrics here)


Released: January 27, 1998


First Charted: January 24, 1998


Peak: 2 US, 3 RR, 18 AC, 6 A40, 11 CW, 10 UK, 7 CN, 14 AU (Click for codes to singles charts.)


Sales (in millions): 2.0 US, 0.53 UK, 2.6 world (includes US + UK)


Airplay/Streaming (in millions): 5.0 radio, 296.4 video, -- streaming

Awards: (Click on award for more details).

About the Song:

Shania Twain’s self-titled debut album barely made a dent in the U.S. and her native Canada. 1995’s follow-up, The Woman in Me, exploded, giving her four #1’s on Billboard’s country chart. Come on Over proved even bigger in 1997, becoming one of the ten best-selling albums of all time. It was propelled by another three country chart-toppers and five more country top 10s.

The biggest song from the album and Twain’s career was “You’re Still the One.” The third single from the album gave her a multi-format smash. Not only did it top the country chart, but the adult contemporary chart. It went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a top 10 hit in Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. It went to #1 in Australia.

Shortlist’s Dave Fawbert called it a “gorgeous song with a timeless melody.” WK The song was a response to criticism over Twain’s relationship with her much older producer, Mutt Lange. She said in her memoir From This Moment On that she and Lange had written separate ideas for songs they later combined. She talks about they could have missed out on had they listened to critics. WK

The song won Grammys for Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance. It was also nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It was named Best Selling Country Single at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards in and Single of the Year at the 1998 Canadian Country Music Awards.


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