Review: Jack Foley
SHANIA Twain is the sexy, pop-friendly face of country music.
Known for her midriff-baring look, which courted its fair share
of controversy among the country fraternity, she has celebrated
16 top ten career hits - ten of which have reached the top five
and eight of which made number one.
Her most recent album, Up!, earned certification of
10x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America,
making Shania - which means 'I'm on my way' in the Native American
language - the only artist in history to have three consecutive
10x platinum certified albums.
What's more, she's won countless Grammys and is one of the top-grossing
country singers of her generation - her 2003/04 Up! tour, for
instance, reached nearly $80 million overall in ticket sales for
It's no surprise, therefore, to find that she has finally decided
to release a greatest hits collection, which looks set to bring
in the bucks once again.
The album boasts 21 tracks and consists of all the chart-topping
hits and three new singles to boot.
Needless to say, it's strictly for the fans, or anyone who has
bought the odd track but not invested in an album.
Shania, herself, comments: "I wanted to put together all
my favourite songs from over the years for a fun, high energy
"This record is exactly that, as well as a dedication to
all of the passionate fans that have enjoyed and supported me
throughout the years."
For me, personally, Shania's career has consisted of bland chart
hits and too many ballads, even though her voice is undeniably
Highlights, therefore, include Man! I Feel Like A Woman!,
I'm Gonna Getcha Good, and You're Still The One.
The album is not for me, yet fans will probably have a blast.
It is, after all, for them.
1. Forever and For Always
2. I'm Gonna Getcha Good
4. Come On Over
5. Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
6. That Don't Impress Me Much
7. From This Moment
8. Honey, I'm Home
9. You're Still The One
10. Don't Be Stupid
11. Love Gets Me Every Time
12. No One Needs To Know
13. You Win My Love
14. I'm Outta Here
15. The Woman In Me
16. Any Man Of Mine
17. Whose Bed Have Your Boots
18. Party for Two' (with Mark McGrath)
20. Party for Two (with Billy Currington)
21. I Ain't No Quitter