Retro Single Review: Shania Twain, “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?”

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July 28, 2011

1995 | Peak: #11

It’s fun to imagine the looks on the radio DJs’ faces when they got this one in the mail. That pretty, weird-named lady whose records they’d brushed aside before,  now looking all bizarro-sexy in a red “executive jumpsuit” thing on the cover, and with that song title.

It was a smart introduction to the Shania-Mutt Lange machine, in retrospect. “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” has all the sugary hooks and goofy feminist pluck that would come to define the singer and producer’s joint legacy, but it still sounds more or less like a “normal” country song, an easy little addition to the mid-nineties radio format. Who’d have guessed that as soon the pair got their foot in the door, they’d take over the whole building?

Written by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain

Grade: A

Listen: Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?

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  1. Michael A.No Gravatar says:

    15 years? Whoa. Time flies…

  2. Ben FosterNo Gravatar says:

    This one never gets old. Such a fun, catchy, clever song full of personality, and one of my personal Shania favorites. I love how this song demonstrates that, for all Shania’s pop sensibilities, she sure could be country when she felt like it!

  3. KatieNo Gravatar says:

    awesome song :)

  4. Tara SeetharamNo Gravatar says:

    Awesome Dan.

  5. Hoggy from OzNo Gravatar says:

    Great review. What I really love about this song is that, despite it’s surprising age, it doesn’t sound at all out-dated today (production-wise) like so many other country hits from back then.

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