Retro Single Review: Shania Twain, “You Lay a Whole Lot of Love On Me”

1993 | Did Not Chart

After two singles that peaked at #55, the final release from Shania Twain didn’t even chart, though the music video did receive decent rotation on CMT.

It’s a torch ballad that compares favorably to the Con Hunley original, which peaked at #19 in 1980.  Twain takes a few more liberties with the melody than Hunley did, though not quite as much as Tom Jones did when he recorded it.

Once again, it’s a production that was already a decade out of date in 1993, and it could have been the swan song of a promising career had there not been a fateful meeting with a certain rock producer.

Written by Hank Beach and Forest Borders II

Grade: B-

Listen: You Lay a Whole Lot of Love On Me





  1. This one never made a very deep impression on my memory. Not a fan of the arrangement, but Shania’s vocals are pretty consistent. It’s okay, but not great.

  2. Definitely not my favourite song from Shania by a long shot. Although I do like the video, as it was shot in Montreal. Go Canada!

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