2003 | Peak: #9
Shania Twain at her girl power best.
Since bringing back Recommend a Track proved so popular, I’m resurrecting another CU oldie but goodie: the iPod check.
I’ve only recently discovered the Most Played feature on iTunes, since it never had any relevance until iPods were large enough in memory to sync all of my music. So going back to early 2011, I have a lengthy list of the songs I’ve played the most.
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Long before Anne Murray and Shania Twain achieved worldwide fame, Hank Snow crossed over the Canadian border and became a country music superstar.
2003 | #11 (U.K.), #17 (Austria), #20 (Germany)
The song with the ridiculously long title was released as the fourth international single from Up! It performed respectably in some markets, but did not match the success of the previous singles from the project.
It also reaffirmed Twain’s affinity for parentheses, which apparently ranked as her second-favorite punctuation mark behind only the exclamation point.
2003 | Peak : #4
Shania Twain reached her creative peak on Up! , and it’s reflected in the singles released from that project.
2003 | Peak: #2 (Europe, Austria, Sweden); #3 (Germany); #8 (U.K.)
Shania Twain at her most deliciously subversive.
“Ka-Ching!” stands in such sharp contrast to her entire catalog that it’s something of a shock that she wrote and recorded it.
2oo3 | #12
The title track and second single of Shania Twain’s Up! album is arguably the finest and fullest realization of Twain’s signature positivity. It also perfectly exemplifies the sheer brilliance of the strategy behind the Up! album.
2002 | #7
A pop-country gold nugget that defies explanation.
Honestly, who’s even trying to pretend that this song is supposed to mean anything? Who’s trying to pretend that it needs to mean anything?
It’s about time somebody did a Favorite Songs feature on Shania, isn’t it? I was going to save this article for after we finished covering Shania in our Retro Single Review series, but I decided I just couldn’t wait that long.
2000 | Peak: #17
The twelfth and final single from Come On Over wasn’t planned, but persistent unsolicited airplay earned it release.