About the song

If you’re a fan of country pop music, you’ve probably heard of Shania Twain, the Canadian singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the mid-1990s with her second album The Woman in Me. One of the most successful singles from that album was Any Man of Mine, a catchy and sassy song that became Twain’s first number one hit on the US country charts and also crossed over to the pop charts, reaching number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 .

Any Man of Mine was co-written by Twain and her then-husband and producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who also worked with rock bands like AC/DC and Def Leppard. The song has a distinctive country rock sound, with electric guitars, fiddles and drums, and a vocal hook that mimics the sound of the Three Stooges . The lyrics are about a woman who lays down the rules for her man, demanding that he loves her unconditionally, compliments her appearance, and shows her a good time.

The song was released to US radio in April 1995 as the second single from The Woman in Me, following Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? . It quickly became a hit among country listeners, topping the charts for two weeks in July. It also received positive reviews from critics, who praised its catchy melody and Twain’s confident vocals. The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1996: Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance . It also won several awards from country music organizations, such as Single of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards and Country Music Radio Awards in 1995, and Country Single of the Year at the Jukebox Awards and Song of the Year at the RPM Big Country Music Awards in 1996 .

The music video for Any Man of Mine was shot in Santa Ynez, California, and directed by John Derek and Charley Randazzo. It features Twain dancing around in jeans and a jean-vest, showing off her midriff, while being around a horse and driving a truck with a horse trailer. The video showcases Twain’s country image, as well as her sex appeal. The video was popular on both country and pop music channels, such as CMT and MTV. You can watch the official video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N2k-gv6xNE .


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