Retro Single Review: Shania Twain, “You Win My Love”

1996 | Peak: #1

What can you say about a #1 country single with the word chassis in the first verse?

This is the only song from her last three studio albums that Twain didn’t have a hand in writing.  That’s not a total surprise, as the “my love is like a car” metaphor is very “Mutt” Lange.  It could’ve been recorded by Def Leppard or Bryan Adams just as easily.

But Twain’s sheer enthusiasm elevates it, and while it was easily the most pop-flavored hit from The Woman in Me, it might be a little too country for even Brad Paisley in 2011.

Written by Robert John “Mutt” Lange

Grade: B+

Listen: You Win My Love


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5 Responses to Retro Single Review: Shania Twain, “You Win My Love”

  1. I love this one. To me, this goes in the Hall of Fame for Greatest Country Driving Songs Ever, mostly thanks to the bridge “Rev it up, rev it up, ’til your engine blows!” Such a fun record. Awesome video too.

  2. ThomasNo Gravatar

    I love this song. The energy that Shania brings to it is infectious. The video also really sticks out in my mind when I hear it – I still remember waiting for it to premiere on CMT so I’d get to watch Shania’s new single. This song always manages to make me smile.

  3. The uptempo nature of the song is what’s always drawn me to it. You can’t help but be in a good mood when you hear it. “You Win My Love” is easily one of Shania’s best uptempo songs for sure.

  4. Kyle WardNo Gravatar

    I’m not a huge Shania fan, but this is probably my favorite songs of hers. Actually, the whole The Woman In Me era was pretty solid, but this one especially.

  5. Tara SeetharamNo Gravatar

    Love. This is the first music video I remember watching.