November 27, 2011
Because it was soon overshadowed by a pair of crossover ballads, “Don’t Be Stupid” is something of a Come On Over footnote in North America.
The song has a nice Celtic flavor to it, even if it showcases Twain at her silliest. Who else would add “Max!” to the bridge’s “Relax!” the second time around?
So it isn’t one of the biggest or best country hits from the album, but it’s fairly entertaining in its original form.
Written by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
2000 | Peak: #5 (U.K.); #32 (Australia)
At the other end of the album cycle, “Don’t Be Stupid” served as the sixth and final single in Europe and Australia. By this point, Come On Over was one of the best selling albums of all-time in both the U.K. and Australia. Rather than release it in its international album version – which was just the U.S. remix version anyway – the song was completely reinvented.
Basically, they turned it into “Cotton Eye Joe”, making the original version a little more stupid but a lot more lovable.
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