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Shania Twain was born in Canada and she sings country pop music. Her album Come On Over is the best-selling female album of all time and the best-selling album in the history of country music. She is the second best-selling artist in Canada, behind fellow Canadian, Céline Dion.
The songs on this CD are:
Your're Still The One
From This Moment On
Black Eyes, Blue Tears
I Won't Leave You Lonely
I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)
Come On Over
You've Got A Way (Notting Hill Remix)
Whatever You Do! Don't!
Man! I Fell Like A Woman!
Love Gets Me Every Time
Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
That Don't Impress Me Much (UK Dance Mix)
Honey, I'm Home
If You Wanna Touch Her, Ask!
Rock This Country!
You're Still The One; This song is about how someone has been in a relationship for a very long time and they still feel the same way about them. They love them and always will do. Also it's about how you shouldn't listen to what other people think about your relationship. All that matters is how you feel about the person you love. I think it is one of her most well known songs. It is a very romantic song and I could see people dancing to this. It is a bit of a slow song, but it is still very good.
When; This is a bit more faster than the previous song. It is about how life could be, but that's not how life works, you need something bad to happen, to make you feel amazing when something good happens. It's also about when her boyfriend takes her back. I like the lyrics in this because they are a bit random but used in a very good way. It makes you see some of the sayings she says in a different way to how you would normally see them. The music is very good with a small guitar solo.
From This Moment On; This song is about love. It's about how she will "always be there" and how much she loves this person and do anything for them. The lyrics at the beginning are some of the things you would say at a wedding. This enhances the fact that she loves him. After she says the "wedding words", there is a small intro, then gets into the song. The lyrics to this song are also very good. I don't think you can pick out a one line lyric, you would have to have the whole song to get the whole message. The song is also very well known, just by some of the lyrics. It is a very powerful song with amazing vocals. It is also the longest song on the CD at 4.52 minutes.
Black Eyes, Blue Tears; This song is about an abusive relationship and how you should stand up for yourself and leave the person if they have abused you. Strangely, the music is pretty upbeat. I think this is because in the song, it says how the girl has finally taken control. I like this song because the lyrics again are clever.
I Won't Leave You Lonely; This song is about how the girl will never leave the boy. She will always stay by his side, through think and thin. It is a very calming and relaxing song because there is only about one main beat in the song which is a soft beat and she sings very genitally which makes the song sound very real. At the end of the song, she starts singing in a different language, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's French.
I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life); This song is about how you can control your own life and control how you feel yourself. Love helps this though. Nothing can get you down if you have love. The song starts off with a bit of attitude because she doesn't want to be told what to do. It is a very good song and the chorus makes you wants to sing along.
Come On Over; The shortest song in the whole CD. The song is about how everyone deserves a break in life. It has a very good beat in it. I do not think it is the best song on the CD but it is reasonable to listen to. There are very strong vocals in the song though and it is very upbeat.
You've Got A Way (Notting Hill Remix); This song is about how you can't help loving someone. They just have something about them which you can't help but fall for and they bring the out the best of you. Sometimes love comes when you least expect it. This is a very slow song but it is a calm song, which is good. A lot of married people might be able to relate to this because they would be able to look back over their past and it just has a feel about it which married people would relate to.
Whatever You Do! Don't!; This song starts off with a very strong beat and a bit loud. The song is about how a person knows how to get to you and they try and annoy you on purpose. It is also about love and how she does not want to fall for this boy but is worried about how things will turn out. I like this song because it is catchy with a good beat.
Man! I Feel Like A Woman!; This has to be I think her most famous songs and it is still loved by most generations because of the good lyrics. It is very catchy with a great beat. This is very very popular with girls for obvious reasons. I think this song will never get old. The song is about girls and how good it is to be a girl and how girls want to act. Just about girls in general. The song expresses how most girls want to feel and do but just can't. I think this is one of my favourite songs on the CD. It's just a great song altogether. Almost every girl can relate to this song, for obvious reasons.
Love Gets Me Every Time; This song is about how no matter what the girl does, she can't help but fall in love, even if she doesn't want to and she knows it will lead to something bad. Also, she feels a bit silly about it and acts like it's not even love but she thinks it is. Love can change your life. There is a strong steady beat in the song, which some people like. I do not think it is her best song, but it is still pretty good. It is very catchy.
Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You); This song starts off with a strong country intro. The song is about how her partner can not trust her and gets jealous about everything and is scared of losing her. She just wants him to trust her and wants him to know that she loves him. There is a good beat in this song and a good toe-tapping song. A lot of people may be able to relate to this song.
That Don't Impress Me Much (UK Dance Mix); Now, where do I start with on this song. This is most likely her best known song and one of my favourites. I think the UK Dance Mix is the best version of them all. The song is about how it's hard to find the right boy for you. They might be good guys, but just not for you. There are many boys in the world and they are all different. In this song, the boys are all reasonably stuck up and try to be something there not, which is not impressive. This is a dance version of the song. It's just a great song which a lot of people like because of the beat and it's catchy. I like it how she goes through a lot of boys and comparing them to show how different people can be. Great vocals again in this song. It is also a very upbeat song.
Honey, I'm Home; This song is about how life is not always fair and after a hard day, you need someone there for you and lets you relax while they help out. She lists the things that have gone wrong in her day which many women can relate to. The song has a very strong country beat. Like I said, many older women can relate to this song because most have most likely asked for help when they get back home from work after a bad day. I like this song because of the lyrics and beat.
If You Wanna Touch Her, Ask!; This song is about how you shouldn't touch a girl without asking - obviously, hence the name of the song. You need to get to know the girl before trying to go any further. You need to respect her and not go too fast in a relationship. I like this song because it says what most girls want to say to a boy but just do not know how to say it. Most girls will be able to relate to the lyrics to this song. In a way, Shania Twain is a voice of girls for what they truly want to say. She gives great advice in this song for boys, well worth listening too.
Rock This Country!; I think this is my favourite song on the whole CD, mostly because I feel like I can relate to this song a lot, just because it says "Brown eyed boy and a Blue eyed girl", but also because it's a very upbeat song, good lyrics and a great beat. I just love this song. It's about how a boy and girl who are in a relationship are going to do something crazy and they want some fun. Life should be fun and crazy. This is the best song to end the CD on because it leaves you feeling happy after. There are very good vocals in this song and she sounds really happy when singing. It sounds like one big party almost.
Overall, this is a very good CD and well worth listening to. It is a very happy, upbeat CD and it gets you liking new types of music. I think Shania Twain possibly has some of the best vocals I have ever heard. She has a very strong, powerful voice which can go soft and genital when she wants it to and still sound amazing. This CD will never get old. I have had it for years and still love listening to it, so why not you try listening to a few songs and see what you think.
Now i am no country music fan at all, but i got to admit Shania Twain is fabulous in every single way - that voice, those songs - hit after hit after hit and a career to inspire many others.
If there ever was an album that defined an artist at the height of their career - it's Shania Twain's Come On Over album. It produced many a much of hits including the tear eyed You're Still The One, When, From This Moment On, That Don't Impressin Me Much and Man I Feel Like A Woman.
I have listened to this album from start to finish and there is a selection of brilliant songs on this album ranging from tearful ballads to uplifting awe inspiring rocky country numbers to classic pop songs that will be remembered and sang at karaoke for years on end.
You're Still The One is a beautiful ballad, one of the most well known all around the world. It's perfect lyrically, the way it's sang, the video, it's meaning and everything else - it's a beautiful ballad it was the thing that saved Shania Twain's career and showed her to a whole new audience, a hit all around the world i think its one of the best ballads i have ever heard. Not a huge fan of When, but it's quite catchy the chorus but can't say it's outstanding or anything. From This Moment On, is emotional and simple - a great mixture. Black Eyes, Blue Tears is a uplifting number i love. Also have to praise the superb title song Come On Over, what a chorus - country and pop all at the same time.
Man I Feel Like A Woman, has been used in probably a hundred movies LOL! - it's a hit song indeed and people will continue doing it at karaoke for years - it is catchy. Love Gets Me Everytime is a brillant midtempo song with a meaning and lyrically its perfect. Don't Be Stupid (You know i love you) is really tongue in cheek and really pleasant to listen to and i like the country filled chorus. More praise i have to give for Rock This Country, sums up this artist, this genre, and that Shania Twain will always be a country popular singer and not a pop singer who will lose their country bug.
So many stand out songs on this album emotional, lyrically meaningful, tearful to the tongue in cheek numbers to the monster hits all around the way. Every one of these songs is good, Shania Twain has a phenomenal voice. This is the biggest selling album by a female artist all around the world by far and it deserves every sale.
Shania Twain has recently been quite quiet but a new album is due out quite soon, after her last Greatest Hits album did very well all around the world.
I remember discovering this lady one cold winter's evening many years back and it is a time I look back fondly on. Her music has the power to warm the heart and stir the emotions.
Who is she:
Canadian singer Shania first found UK fame off the back of her single 'You're Still The One' and has since shifted millions of albums both here and in the US.
'You're Still The One' is a charming ballad, in which Shania pours her heart out for a lover and basically tells him how he is her world. It is quite soppy, but the warm melody will draw you in and her vocals are tender and poised. More of the same can be found in the stimulating 'From This Moment On.' This track calls to mind Bette Middler and is a sufficient if not by the numbers ballad.
'Man! I Feel Like A Woman!' is enormous fun in which Shania belts out the joys of being feminine. A deliciously fruity chorus which will have you singing along and some ripe singing from Shania. The same level of exuberance can be heard in 'That Don't Impress Me Much', a cheerful tongue and cheek look at how the men in her life just fall so wide of the mark. Using a country style to great effect and fusing it with a pop sensibility, this is a very strong track.
More country antics can be heard in 'Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)' which has some glorious violin work in it, at least I think it is a violin playing.
Boasting 16 tracks, a good mix of country and pop and some stirring ballads, this album is all about fun pop music.
Canadian singer Shania Twain was relatively unknown before her breakthrough album "Come On Over was released in 1998. She had released two albums before that had limited success in the Country music field. Her self titled debut from 1993 and her second album The Woman In Me sold well after she began to gain fans through the success of her Third album Come on Over which brought more exposure to her previous albums.
**Come On Over**
Come on Over made a huge impact around the world with it's blend of Country with a more Pop feel than the previous two albums. The album was co produced with well known producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange who she married in 1993. The couple have sinced seperated. The album featured an incredible twelve songs that have been released as a single. This led to the album becoming the biggest selling solo album from a female and has broken through the 20 million sales mark.
1.) You're still the one
This is a great ballad to start the album with, this track was one of her biggest singles and it led to the huge album sales. The subject of the song is about a relationship being as strong several years down the line as it was when it was in it's early days. One of the most well loved pop ballads of the last 15 or so years and one of my favourites from the album too.
This is a more uptempo track than You're still the one, It has a country rock feel with some catchy bass hooks and backing vocals. I like the way she moves through this track with a voice with a relaxed delivery. A very pleasant track which has one of the best melodies on the album.
3.) From This Moment On
Another ballad which has the same kind of style as You're Still The One. This track has a well known beat to open the track and features country singer Bryan White on backing vocals although he appears in a different version of the song on the country version of the album. This is a lovely country rock/pop ballad with Shania showcasing her vocal purity.
4.) Black eyes, Blue Tears.
This has an intro with guitars with a country twang and then the bass guitar melody reminds me of early Motown records when the Bass Guitar was a key feature of the rythmn. This track is about moving on from your problems. I love the music on this track as it moves along so well and creates a very melodic base for the lyrics to hit home.
5.) I Won't leave you lonely
This opens with a great drum beat and then it develops into a very catchy punchy melody. This track is about reassuring someone that you will be there for them. A very catchy track which is one of the best tracks on the album. A very flowing track indeed with nice backing vocals.
6.) I'm holding on to love (to save my life)
This is a catchy track which has an uptempo country feel, This is not one of the best tracks on the album but has a nice melody and benefits from nice backing vocals and some catchy drum sequences. A little too country for me compared to the rest of the album.
7.) Come on Over
This is a great track which is another stupendously catchy track, I like the way that the drums change, This is one of the most catchy tracks on the album and gains a lot of praise from me for that. A very flowing track with her voice in fine form.
8.) You've Got A Way
This has a pop/r&b feel for me and is one of the best tracks on the album It's a lot slower than many of the tracks on the album and is a tale of when someone has that way of just making you feel so comfortable and happy with them. This is one of the best tracks on the album and shows the quality of her emotive voice.
9.) Whatever you do/dont
Back to the catchy feel here and this is a very funky uptempo track with a great melody and when I hear this track I think of a summer's day on the road with the windows down. A very good track indeed with another superbly catchy melody.
10.) Man I feel like a woman
One of the most popular tracks from Shania Twain, this was a huge hit and was a key reason why the album was such a great success. This is about women having confidence in themselves and to not take themselves to seriously. One of the best tracks on the album and a great dancefloor filler.
11.) Love gets me everytime
This has a rock pop feel and the driving guitars sound great alongside the punch of the drums. A very flowing pop song follows with Shania's vocals in confident mood. A great uptempo track.
12.) Don't be stupid (you know you i love you)
This is a funny and catchy uptempo track about a partner questioning if you are cheating. Maybe more songs about this subject should be like this. A very catchy pop track with some great music from the drums, bass and violins. Great stuff.
13.) That Don't Impress me much
This is the furthest away from country that the album gets. It's an uptempo catchy fest which was a huge huge radio hit when it was released. This is about going for someone for more than material things. This has a great message that is based around a stupendously catchy uptempo dance stomper which even has a guitar solo.
14.) Honey, I'm Home
Another uptempo track here with some great additions from the violins. This track was made to be sung by a couple of friends with the great chorus that begs to be sung loud. I love the way the bass moves along with the drum beat. This is Another fantastic uptempo track.
15.) If you wanna touch her ask
This has a line that is one of the most notorious misheard lyrics, it ranks up there with Celine Dion's My heart will go on with "the hot dogs go on" which is actually "The heart does go on". On this track it sounds a little like Shania
says "If you wanna touch her ass" instead of the actual name of the track. Very good track.
16.) Rock this country
Another uptempo track to end the album an this is not up there with the best uptempo tracks on the album but has a nice catchy feel. It's still a very decent track.
Shania Twain announced herself to the world with this hugely successful album which has sold over 20m copies worldwide, it's just a shame that she has not come out with the material to match this album since. She has the potential to come out with a great album but whether that will happen I doubt it. I guess we shall just have to remember how good Come on Over is and make do with that.
This has to be my favourite Shania Twain album and I really do enjoy her music. She has a really friendly way of singing that makes you feel as though she's your friend and you're out for the night with her.
Her style is a mix of pop and country, modern country though. There is a little bit of twang about her that pulls through teh country element but the pop style is also quite apparent with the sing-a-long lyrics and the dancy rhythm.
There are also some lovely ballads on this album, like You're Still The One, which I love but also some really catchy fast tracks. My favourite of this latter style is Don't Be Stupid and Love Gets Me Everytime. These are the kind that if they come on the radio you can't help jigging along to and I really love that kind of song.
She has a really clear voice as well, and by this I mean I can understand every word she sings about and this is unusual today I think. So many artists sing, but words are muffled or blurred and I miss chunks or lyrics which is annoying. With Shania Twain her singing voice is really apparent and easy to listen to and sing along to.
This album is a great mix of slow and fast and if you haven't listened to her before this would be a great album to start off with. There will no doubt be songs on there that you have heard of though, like Man, I Feel Like a Woman and That Don't Impress Me Much, so this could be a great expansion album if you wanted to get to know heer songs better.
1. You're Still The One
3. From This Moment On
4. Black Eyes, Blue Tears
5. I Won't Leave You Lonely
6. I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)
7. Come On Over
8. You've Got A Way
9. Whatever You Do! Don't!
10. Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
11. Love Gets Me Every Time
12. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
13. That Don't Impress Me Much
14. Honey, I'm Home
15. If You Wanna Touch Her, Ask!
16. Rock This Country!
To me this is the best CD that Shania Twain has released. I will go on now to tell you abit about it:
Abit about Shania Twain
Shania twain was born August 28th in 1965, and was actually born Eileen Regina Edwards, and was the daughter of Sharon and Clarence Edwards, who separated was she was 2 years old. Her mother remarried a man called Jerry Twain, who later adopted Eileen, which made her become Eileen Twain.
She was brought up in Timmins, Orlando. During High School, she was in a band called Long shot. When her mother and Step-father were killed in a terrible car accident on November 1st 1987, When Shania was just 22. She then put her music career on hold.
Then in 1993, she released her first album named after herself. This was the start of a long career for her; she went on to release several more albums.
The album was released in 1998, and consists of 16 songs:
1) Your still the one (3.33) - This song shows the true talents of her voice, and is sang very well. The song is very well worded and is about a love that people think wont last and they prove them wrong.
2) When (3.38) - Now this song took a while to grow on me, as I found the words very confusing and meaningless, "If elephants could fly Id be a little more optimistic, But I dont see that happening anytime soon, I don't mean to sound so pessimistic, but I dont think the cow really jumped over the moon", what does that really mean, not a lot to me. The tune is good though and more up-tempo.
3) From this moment on (4.52) - This is yet another great song, with meaningful words, in the form of a love song, and it is sung with real emotion. Also with great instrumentals and good build ups to the higher notes.
4) Black eyes, blue tears (3.37) - This is a more up tempo song, which is sung with meaningful words about how a woman feels when she leaves a partner after a violent relationship. I love this song as she has said what every woman feels when in a violent relationship.
5) I wont leave you lonely (4.07) - This has more tempos but is a slow song also. I did grow to like this song but it wasnt one of my favorites. She also talks some French in this song, which I did like as it gave it a difference to most other songs and made it stand out more.
6) Im holding onto love (3.27) - Now this song I did love, as the beat to it is really good, and the words just seem to stick in your head, now this song was more country than the others, and I loved it.
7)Come on over (2.54) - I loved the beat and lyrics of this song and also how well it was sang, she had to really use her vocals to her best on this as the notes were high and low, and kept switching over I thought she sang this exceptional.
8) Youve got a way (3.25) - Now this song was used on the film Notting Hill. I just love this as the lyrics are very meaningful and I could actually relate to this song, if ever Im down I will listen to this song.
9) Whatever you do! Dont! (3.49) - This is a song that I think everyone can relate to, about when you try to hide the way you feel about someone and try to deny it. I love the words to this song and the beat to it.
10) Man! I feel like a woman (3.54) - Well I dont think there is much I can say about this song, as I am sure everyone knows about it. This song was a true classic with a great beat and words, which every woman can in one way or another way relate to.
11) Love gets me every time (3.33) - This is another good song with a great beat and lyrics about falling in love, when you least want to.
12) Dont be stupid (3.34) - What a great beat this song has, and the lyrics are once again meaningful and the sort of thing that you do need to reassure partners with.
13) That dont impress me much (3.59) - Now this was one of her most popular songs with a great beat and funny lyrics, most people loved this song when released and that includes me.
14)Honey Im home (3.34) - OK now this song I really did like as if you listen to the lyrics, basically all about a typically bad day loll, also it is what every woman would love to say to her man, but we all now it just wouldnt happen loll.
15) If you want to touch her, ask! (4.14) - This is one of the songs that I still dont really like, the tune is so dull and boring. I just though it was an all-round bad song which is probably why it is left till the end of the CD
16) Rock this country (4.26) - This is a very catchy tune and the lyrics are good too, it is not one of my favorites but it is a good song, I have heard better from her though.
Please go easy on me on how I have described the songs as I havent wrote about the songs before, so if you think I need to improve it please leave a comment with suggestions :-)
The album was co wrote by Shania Twain and Robert John "Mutt" Lange.
The Album consists of 1 disc, and the cover has a picture of Shania on the front, and inside there is all the lyrics to all 16 songs.
This album is available on EBay the prices vary from £1.86-£9.99, but to be honest I would say you would be getting a bargain.
My personal thoughts
This album I would think as one of her best, but people have different tastes in music, so some may disagree with me. If I am totally honest when I first purchased this album, there was only a select few songs I liked. After listening to the album a couple of times, I grew to love every song on it.
Shania has got the sort of voice that you would find hard to dislike any of her songs, she can sing both upbeat song and slow songs. This album has a mix of different tempo songs, which I think is great as it shows what she can really do with her voice.
I would highly recommend buying this album, but listen to the songs fully as they are very meaningful, with each word she sings, which is why I think she can sing it so well. Its great value for money, so why not give it a try and listen to it a few times and I am sure you will love it just as much as I do.
I bought my copy (CD) of Shania Twain Come On Over from Our Price Covent Garden in 2000, when CDs still had novelty value. It was the rather expensive £13.99. The issue was released on the international market on the 22/11/99. A pop/country mix of the original 1997 album. It was after catching her on TOTP with a feisty performance of That Dont Impress Me Much.
***ABOUT SHANIA TWAIN***
Shania Twain was born in Ontario Canada on 28/August/1965 married to John Lange. Find out more about Shania Twain on these websites :
www.shaniatwain.com , www.shania.org , www.shania.net .
Awards include from amongst others the American Artist Awards (AMA) :
Favourite new country Artist 1996.
Favourite female country Artist 1997, 1999, 2000.
Favourite female pop/rock Artist 2002.
The CD comes with a booklet outlining lyrics and essential details of musicians, art work, production and direction. The album is produced by John Lang for Mercury Records and Universal Music company. All music is written by Twain/Lange. Mastered in Nashville USA. Instruments on the album include : Drums, Electric & fretless Bass, Acoustic & Nylon string guitar, Rhythm and riff guitar, sitar, Acoustic piano, Organ, Wurlitzer, Mandolin, Accordian, Fiddle.
1. Your Still The One (3.33)
A piano and acoustic guitar piece, a love song.
2. When (3.38)
More of a rock orientated tune about luck.
3. From This moment On (4.52)
A slow piece with a more spiritual feel. A love song.
4. Black Eyes, Blue Tears (3.37)
A rocky number, a song about self esteem.
5. I Wont Leave you Lonely (4.07)
Rhythmic piece, a love song about a night together.
6. I Holdin On To love (To Save My Life) (3.27)
Rock/pop orientated tune, a love story.
7. Come On Over (2.54)
Slow & Melodic piece about an invite.
8. Youve Got A Way (Notting Hill Remix) (3.25)
Light hearted rock orientated tune, gentle love song from the movie Notting Hill with Julie Roberts and Hugh Grant.
9. Whatever You Do! Dont (3.49)
A love song.
10. Man I Feel Like a Woman! (3.54)
High powered rock the second U.K single, possibly concerned with a night out and gender politics.
11. Love Gets Me Every Time (3.33)
Another rock and roll song, a love song as well.
12. Dont be stupid (You Know I Love You) (3.34)
Another rock song.
13. That Dont Impress Me much (UK Dance Mix) (3.59)
A very catchy tune and the 1st UK single.
14. Honey, Im Home (3.34)
Catchy folk/rock sound about a return from work at the end of the day.
15. If You Wanna Touch Her, Ask ! (4.14)
A more laid back romantic song probably about love making.
16. Rock This Country (4.26)
Rock and roll probably about a tour.
Personally I think Shania Twain is great and she has sung duet with Elton John. The tunes on this album are by no means her best but aside from a few dull tracks they are quite palatable and cover her early pieces released to the UK market for that period. Generally a blend of high powered pop/country with a rock feel. I never did see Notting Hill the movie but it must have helped sales of the CD. The 2 singles are great. This album certainly puts them in the league as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.
I would have wrote an op on the amazing album a lot earlier but I've been to busy listening to it. It has beautiful mellow songs to beautiful country rock. I'm not a big fan of country music but when I first heard this album I loved it. Shania Twain really impressed me because I don't really listen to that kind of music and she made me love it. Shania Twain is from America, I'm not sure where. Her parents died in a car crash and she had to look after her family, by doing this she had to put her music ambitions out of the way. After some time she started to sing again at local bars and clubs. I think she's done really well getting into the music buisines and making beautiful songs. She is one of my favourite song writers, well her and her husband Mutt Lange. After I heard the album I really wanted it so I saved up, when I got it I loved it. My favourite song is "You're Still The One". There are lots of others I like because all the songs are differant, its not all the same like mellow there are sone slightly heavier tracks. The album as sixteen great tracks so it must of been hard for her trying to pick the ones she wanted to release, she ended up releasing six. Most got into the top ten and some number ones. The album stayed number one for a long time. My favourite tracks are: YOU'RE STILL THE ONE This is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard it is a very mellow love song, it is a happy love song aswell. This is the song which most people like and it is the first song in the album, so people who listen to the album for the first time will love this song and it will keep them listening on. It is about her say'in your still the one I love and the one I want. COME ON OVER This song is pretty much a pop song, though it is still good. It has a very catchy chorus and like most of her songs the lyrics are really good. ROCK THIS COUNTRY! My favou
rite kind of music is rock so this one was definately going to be one of my favourites. It mostly has a guitar my favourite and violins. Well I hope this op is useful and if you haven't heard the album then you really should it is a great album. I don't know much about Shania Twain so I could only put as much information as I know in this op.
It was my gran's birthday and I bought her a cheapish CD player and an Ink Spots album. We listened to the sounds of, 'Why do you whisper green grass, why tell the trees what ain't so'. She reminisced, and I felt kind of sad. She was so beautiful looking when she was young - and still is - but most people never take the time to notice. I wondered if perhaps one day - in the distant future - I might have a grandchild who would visit me with new fangled technology and some Shania Twain music to humour me and awaken my memories of ... 'I'm going out tonight - I'm feelin alright Gonna let it all hang out ...' 'Oh, oh, oh, go totally crazy - forget I'm a lady Men's shirts - short skirts ...' I'll think back to times when this felt almost like my signature tune, 'Oh, oh, I want to be free ...' How happy I was. 'I was content, just payin my own rent' but then I 'gone and done it, gone and done it. Guess I fell in love'. This imaginary grandchild would no doubt be thinking, "Gran in love, in short skirts, having fun, letting it all hang out? Yuk! Naaa!' It's strange how some music becomes part of your life whether you want it to or not. This is what happened to me with Shania Twain's 'Come On Over' album. It just sort of snuck up on me, without warning. Can't say that it is something I would have chosen but I've a feeling that, when it's my turn to be old, it will revive some juicy memories. My goodness I must have sung along to this dozens of times, I know most of the sixteen tracks by heart. If there's cleaning to do I slip on my Marigolds, and the CD, and together we can produce an energy that makes my flat sparkly and clean before Shania finishes with the words, 'Get ready, we're comin'. Lucky old us! That's one hour and thirty-six seconds (of music). <
br> I'm not absolutely sure what sort of music it is. To me it's a mish mash of country blending with pop-rock, but it grows on you in an undemanding way. Several of the songs are no doubt familiar to everyone as they have either been released as singles or given considerable air play on the radio. 'You've Got A Way' was also on the sound track of the Notting Hill film. The lyrics and tunes are all written by Shania along with Robert John 'Mutt' Lange who also produces the CD. Now I wouldn't quite put them alongside Lennon & McCartney but the words are reasonably relevant even though often dominated by repetative, pounding choruses. OK lets look at some of the tracks - in no particular order but just as they pop into my mind. One I'm ashamed (and embarrassed) to say I murdered at a Karaoke, under the influence of red wine, is 'Man! I Feel like A Woman!'. It remains a mystery to me as to how 'good' I sound when singing in the bathroom but how 'bad' anywhere else! You'll obviously know this song. I love it! Girls just having fun. Why can't guys sometimes realise, 'The best thing about being a woman is the prerogative to have a little fun ... We don't need romance - we only wanna dance.' To this my BoyFriend would add something like, - "But why do you need to dress like that if it's only a girl's night out?" I could answer with another of the songs: 'Don't Be Stupid - You Know I Love You'. As the lady says: "You even get suspicious when I paint my nails, it's definitely distracting'. There's a catchy chorus on this number and quite a country influence with lots of electric violin. More of a pop number is 'That Don't Impress Me Much' which goes about bringing those know-it-all guys down to earth. 'Okay, so you're a rocket scientist, that don't impres
s me much ... Yea I think you're alright, but that won't keep me warm in the middle of the night.' Now if you guys want to succeed with the girls then 'If You Wanna Touch Her, Ask!' offers some advice in a gentle song. 'First you gotta learn to listen, to understand her deepest thoughts. She needs to know you can be friends before she'll give you all she's got'. Hmmm! If only ... Of course some guys just make you hot without trying, as explained in 'Whatever You Do! Don't!' Country violins vibrate away helping to recapture the times when there was the urge - but you resisted the temptation. 'D'ya have to walk the way you do? I get weak just watchin you'. Buzzzz, temperature rises. 'If you stand too close to me, I might melt from the heat'. Can you see a pattern here? They are songs that can be related, if so inclined, to every day lifestyles: Girl's nights out, a jealous boyfriend (even though you say you love him), those oh so clever guys that try to chat you up and the ones that think a smile means sex. This could be part of the reason why the album has been so successful - together with those choruses and the distinctive style. And there are the love songs! Get slushy, but in a happy way, with: 'You've Got A Way', 'From This Moment', 'I Won't Leave You Lonely', and the one with the title that feels relevant to me at the moment, 'You're Still The One': 'They said, "I bet they'll never make it" But just look at us holding on We're still together going strong'. Well I may one day look back and see it that way, but the future doesn't always behave. It may be something different, like the words from 'When': 'When will I wake up? Why did we break up?' So that's me: I'm just 'Holding On To Love' a
nd I know that 'Love Gets Me Every Time.' These are yet two more songs with repeating lyrics that wedge in the brain. The backing singers are Shania & Mutt - as they are on all of the tracks. Let's have a look at any songs I've missed. Oh yes, 'Black Eyes, Blue Tears'. All about 'no more rollin with the punches, no more usin or abusin ... no more cryin in the corner, no excuses, no more bruises'. A bit of social comment about the women beaters and the shortage of g's in the world today. The three I haven't mentioned are 'Come On Over', 'Honey I'm Home' and the final number on the album, 'Rock The Country'. I like the second one, about a woman coming home from work after a hard day. She says to her man, 'Pour me a cold one and oh, by the way rub my feet, gimme something to eat. Fix me up my favourite treat'. Now that's about right! I like this album, even though I didn't mean to. As I've already mentioned (several times!) it's full of catchy choruses, it's uplifting and ideal to have on in the background when cleaning the bathroom - your voice will reveberate beautifully. It doesn't pretend to have cutting edge, meaningful lyrics. It's just harmless pap produced for commercial consumption by the masses - but I don't mind! There's room for all types of music in my life, depending on my mood and what I'm doing. I wouldn't want to meditate and do my yoga with Shania prattling on but occasionally it suits me just fine. "Granny Kay, did you really sing, 'I get totally crazy. Can you feel it, come, come, come ... I feel like a woman'? You didn't really - did you?" There's magical moments lying dormant in your gran (or grandad). Rekindle the sparkle with a little love and attention. ;-> Kay Album Title: Come On Over Artist: Shania Twain Produce
d by: Robert John 'Mutt' Lange All songs written by: Twain & Lange Mercury Records 170 081-2 Running Order & Times: 1. You're still the one (3mins 33 secs) 2. When (3.38) 3. From this moment on (4.52) 4. Black eyes, blue tears (3.37) 5. I won't leave you lonely (4.07) 6. I'm holdin on to love (3.27) 7. Come on over (2.54) 8. You've got a way (3.25) (Notting Hill Remix) 9. Whatever you do! Don't! (3.49) 10. Man! I feel like a woman! (3.54) 11. Love gets me every time (3.33) 12. Don't be stupid (3.34) 13. That don't impress me much (3.59) (UK Dance Mix) 14 Honey, I'm home (3.34) 15. If you wanna touch her, ask! (4.14) 16 Rock this country (4.26)
Shania Twain is a country music star but that doesn't mean that you should write her off completly if you're not a fan of the genre. Shanias latest album 'Come on Over' has a great mix of country-pop tunes and love songs which mean that it is apealing to a wider audience who will listen to it even though they aren't counrty music fans. I bought Come on Over for the ballads which are realy beautiful. ‘From this moment’ and 'Your still the one' are great songs which have done well as singles. However there are a few blatantly country songs such as ‘Rock this Country’ which I didn’t like, but you have to expect some tracks like that from one of the biggest country stars in the world. There are of course the country-pop songs that were in the charts such as ‘Man I feel like a woman’ and 'That don't impress me much' which have done extremly well in the Uk charts, mainly due to the songs apeal to women. Over all Shania Twain has something to apeal to every one, great songs for the girls and lets face it she's eye candy for the boys. I'd particularly recomend this album to women over the age of 20 as most of the songs are aimed at this audience but I'd tell any one to have a listen even if they didn't don't like country music, becouse you never can tel what you'll like untill you give it a listen.
I have to admit that I wasn't a big fan of Shania Twain until I went round to my friends house one day and there it was playing so loud you couldn't possibly ignore it! I still wasn't keen but after a while I realised that it was really growing on me and eventually I couldn't help but put it on my christmas list. I have to say its one of the best CD's that I own! The songs are really catchy and you can't help but sing along. You may find that the album, versions of the songs that she has released are somewhat different, however, you should not be put off by this because many people feel that the album versions are actually better. My favourite songs on this album are Honey I'm Home and Ypou're Still the One. Just listening to these two songs will show you just how varied the music that Shania releases is. While You're Still the One is a soft and romantic love tune that will get even the coldest heart warmed up Honey, I';m Home is an entirely different kettle of fis. It is a song that evokes the strongest feminist attitudes in any female as its basic message is that men should do all the work! Although I am not a big fan of country music this album really did appeal to me and I have to say I think anyone who is merely thinking about buying should definitely get out there and spend their money on something that will be enjoyable for many years to come.
Why did it take so long for Shania Twain to be recognized as the superb singer/songwriter that she is? Her "Come on over" album was released in 1995, a few years before it took off suddenly in this country. Then it rocketed up the charts and stayed there. We can all remember hearing "You're still the one" played over and over on the radio back in 1998, and then "It don't impress me much", followed by "Man, I feel like a woman!" in 1999. When I listened to my fiance's copy of "Come on over", I was instantly smitten with the sheer beauty of composition of all the songs. How many albums can you honestly say that you like every song on? I got the feeling that every note of every song was a work of art, that had been drawn out of the depth of her soul, and turned into beautiful melodies, that in turn touched the heart and soul of her listeners. Each song is memorable. Some are upbeat with a great beat behind them, whereas others are such emotive love songs, that only the hardest of hearts could fail to be moved by them. Her voice too, is angelic and compliments perfectly her style of music. One test to determine whether an album is a truly great one, is to ask yourself if you wouldn't mind listening to it a hundred times or more. I've listened to "Come on over" at least that many times and can't wait to hear it again. It is truly a rare collection of wonderful music that deserves any amount of praise that can be given it, and I would recommend it to everyone who appreciates superb quality music from a superb performer.
This is the first album of her's that I heard and I thought it was amazing. My only association of her was her single Your Still The One I Love. I liked this song but I didn't think it was worth writing home about. Surprisingly, the rest of the album is at least as good as the singles. I think that there are other really great songs on the album which could have been singled out'. Maybe the public wouldn't like this as the ones which were released have been re-re-released several times and probably after the first few most people already had the album so why release any more singles? Anyway, I love this album because it is so energetic. The music has a good variety and many of the tunes are original, noticably different in style and quality to the norm. It is a mixture of country primarily but it doesn't stop there. It lends itself to pop very nicely (maybe it is too good for pop to be an appropriate adjective) and just a dash of rock, on occasions. A lot of the melodies are so dynamic, one might wonder where the notes will go next, but it all hangs together brilliantly. I subsequently bought two of her older-but-re-released albums, The Women in Me and Wild and Wicked. These were sadly a slight disappointment as this one is so good. The later ones shouls be mildy different/improved too.
Remember Billy Ray Cyrus? 'Achy Breaky Heart', red blooded amercian pop, this album reminds alot of that, it has all the country influences that have made Shania such a hit in her homeland, now with added pop appeal for international success. Now primed and ready to go Ms Twain has unleashed this album onto us, how much you like this album depends what you want out of your music. It is well produced, well polished and sung well, but these twee American influences make her sound like a female Billy Ray Cyrus. The forced image does not help matters, but its the music that counts I guess. It has the massive singles and in a slick way has the usual mix of raucny songs, ballards, slow ones to keep the average music listener happy, unfortuantely it does not have the soul to make me love the album or want to hear more. An interesting piece of background music, but there is no real depth to the record, which is a sahme because it is well produced and Ms Twain can obviously sing. But that is modern music, particualrly Amercian music, a slickly designed product that will sell in the millions but proabably never really touch anyone with great effect. Some good songs though, 'Come on Over' being an obvious highlight, 'You're Still the One', good strong ballard. If only the record did not sound like a female Billy Ray Cyrus. Perhaps worth buying if this is your sort of thing and record slaes certainly suggest that for many people this is their thing, would make better sense if you did not have to pay full price for the album.
OK, so it’s not strictly speaking country music, but I don’t see why that should put anyone off this album. There are a number of people willing to knock Shania for moving away from her country roots, but I can’t honestly see anything wrong with that. Aren’t artists allowed to choose their own paths? The album has a decent selection of tracks, although some maybe should have been left out at the editing stage (“Rock This Country”, for example). It’s a feelgood album that doesn’t take itself too seriously – and nor should you. As an album, its definitely tongue in cheek. So, it’s not country, and it’s not too serious. It’s worth buying for tracks like “You’re still the one” and “That don’t impress me much”. On a sidenote, the versions on the album are less ‘poppy’ than the singles she has released, and I personally prefer the album versions. And if you don’t like the music, you can always console yourself with the pictures on the sleeve notes…
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 You're Still The One
3 From This Moment On
4 Black Eyes, Blue Tears
5 I Won't Leave You Lonely
6 I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)
7 Come On Over
8 You've Got A Way
9 Whatever You Do! Don't!
10 Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
11 Love Gets Me Every Time
12 Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
13 That Don't Impress Me Much
14 Honey, I'm Home
15 If You Wanna Touch Her, Ask!
16 Rock This Country!