Shania Twain: “You’re still the one”

Canadians are going to dominate this week’s female country singers, for there are at least three to come (guess the other two).

The first is Shania Twain (b. 1965 in Windsor, Ontario), and, of course, still immensely popular.  This song, “You’re still the one,” won two Grammies in 1995: best country song and best country vocal performance. It was written by Twain and Mutt Lange. It was supposedly written to dispel rumors about her dissolving marriage to Lange; sadly, they divorced anyway—ten years after the song came out.

28 Comments

  1. bricewgilbert
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    How ’bout some Swedish Country!

    • Posted July 18, 2012 at 4:08 am | Permalink

      I’ll raise you a Gjallarhorn!

      • Posted July 18, 2012 at 4:53 am | Permalink

        Sounds more folk than country…

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        • Posted July 18, 2012 at 5:14 am | Permalink

          It is folk, granted.

          Still, I love this band…

          • whyevolutionistrue
            Posted July 18, 2012 at 5:16 am | Permalink

            Well, do remember that it won Grammys for country song and country vocal performance!

            • Posted July 18, 2012 at 5:38 am | Permalink

              Sorry Jerry, I was talking about my Gjallahorn Video.

              I should have been clearer (a problem I often have online).

        • dogugotw
          Posted July 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

          Too much steel guitar and a touch of yodel for folk! Willy could sing on this one and it’d fit well. (talking about Swede Vid #1)
          Nice voices. Thanks for posting.

      • Dominic
        Posted July 18, 2012 at 5:31 am | Permalink

        What about Norwegian? Bjøro Håland… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VwfGmsb93g

      • dale
        Posted July 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

        Lets go there. I raise you Rednex

    • Posted July 18, 2012 at 4:52 am | Permalink

      Are there many Joshua tress in Sweden?

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      • Posted July 18, 2012 at 4:53 am | Permalink

        *trees

        • bricewgilbert
          Posted July 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

          lol no. They went to that spot in California to film the video.

          • Posted July 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

            Really? ;-)

            I’ve been there myself. We have a beautiful Joshua tree ornament made entirely of copper wire on our mantelpiece as a souvenir. Although I actually found the (?) teddy-bear cacti more interesting.

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  2. Hempenstein
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 5:20 am | Permalink

    Coming up: kd lang?

  3. Dominic
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    That don’t impress [uh] me much… ;)

    • Posted July 18, 2012 at 5:47 am | Permalink

      “So, you’re an evolutionary biologist?” ;-)

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      • HaggisForBrains
        Posted July 18, 2012 at 8:51 am | Permalink

        Better than being Brad Pitt.

  4. drawingbusiness
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    She’s got a great voice, and is also face-meltingly beautiful.

    • Dominic
      Posted July 18, 2012 at 8:38 am | Permalink

      “face-meltingly” & “beautiful” – interesting combination!

  5. frank sellout
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    It’s okay to talk about Shania but please no Celine Dione. That would be the end of us all.

    Jerry, if you ever travel into Northern Ontario, you can take in the Shania Twain museum in Timmons. It’s right beside the Hollanger Gold Mine museum, which is brillant. You get to go down the shafts and see how they processed the gold.

    What where we talking about?

    • Rod
      Posted July 18, 2012 at 10:27 am | Permalink

      Timmins, and Hollinger….

  6. atticsttatic
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    “sadly, they divorced anyway”
    as if divorce is always a bad thing…

  7. Posted July 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Country music: The final proof that there is no god…

  8. abrotherhoodofman
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Pretty song.

    I have to admit it I’ve sung it loudly (and badly) in my car more than once.

  9. Posted July 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Also one of my wife’s favourite songs. I hope she’s thinking about me… :-o

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  10. Bobbie James
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    She has beautiful low tones to her voice and she is gorgeous!

  11. TJR
    Posted July 19, 2012 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    So you’re Brad Friedel? I’m mildly impressed.

    So you’re William Pitt? Elder or younger?

  12. bhoytony
    Posted July 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Not Canadian, but Gillian Welch is fantastic. And David Rawlins is an awesome guitarist.


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