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You're Still the One

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Recorded  1997
Length  3:19
B-side  "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" (international version)
Released  January 27, 1998 (U.S.) February 16, 1998 (UK)
Format  Radio single maxi single 5" CD single cassette single 7" vinyl single
Genre  Country pop adult contemporary

"You're Still the One" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music singer Shania Twain. It was released in January 1998 as the third country single from Twain's album Come on Over, while it was the first to be released to pop and international markets. The single peaked at number two becoming Twain's first top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Although it never topped the chart, the song is recognized as Twain's most successful crossover single, and is one of her most successful singles at country radio. The song was written by Twain and Mutt Lange and produced by Lange.

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"You're Still the One" was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 1999, winning two. It won Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance and lost Record of the Year and Song of the Year to fellow Canadian, Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On".

It was No. 46 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s.

Background

When Twain and Lange had become romantically involved in the mid 1990s, there was criticism of their relationship: claims that the age difference was extreme, and that Twain was solely using him to further her career. In essence, the critics did not expect their relationship to last. Twain disagreed with these criticisms and wanted to address them in public and this led to her writing "You're Still the One". In an interview with "Top of the Pops" in 1999, she mentioned that she and Lange never intended to write a song about themselves, but that they were simply influenced by the press criticism. Later, in her memoir "From This Moment On", she described her and Lange each writing separate ideas for songs for the album Come on Over and collating them together later, stated that Lange singing the counter line as backing vocals in the song got her "feeling very excited" and led her to sing the chorus melody and both to come up with the title "You're Still the One". In this ode to the union between her and Lange, Twain explains how she is glad they did not listen to the critics, as if they had done, look at what they could have been missing. Twain and Lange divorced twelve years later in 2010 after 17 years of marriage due to an affair between her husband and her best friend. However, in her biography, Twain has stated that she cherishes the song in souvenir of her mother and of her stepfather and truly believes that they were meant to be together and that, in spite of all the trials they have been through, her parents shared a very pure and true love.

Composition

According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Songs of Polygram International, Inc., the song is written in the key of E major following a chord progression of E – E/G – A – B, and Twain's vocals span from G3 to B4. The song moves at a tempo of 67 beats per minute.

Music video

The music video for "You're Still the One" was shot in Malibu and Los Angeles completely in black and white, was directed by David Hogan and shot on December 4 and 5, 1997. It was released on January 26, 1998 on CMT.

It depicts Twain on a beach at night and features model John Devoe, who later appeared in her video for "That Don't Impress Me Much". The video received heavy rotation, it was Twain's first video to be played on non-country-specific stations such as MTV, VH1, and MuchMusic. The video won awards at the Billboard Music Video Awards, VH1 Viewer's Choice Awards, and was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award. Two versions of the video were made, one with the 'Original Album Version', released to country channels, and the 'International Version' released to pop and international stations. The 'International Version' of the video is available on Twain's DVD The Platinum Collection.

Another version

Another music video was launched on August 1, 2014 with a duet with Brazilian singer Paula Fernandes in English and Portuguese. The video features scenes shot in the studio and during the test and show of Canadian singer, with Brazil as a special guest. In the introduction to the video, Twain introduces Fernandes and praises: "She's beautiful and has an amazing voice is a big star in Brazil and I invited her to come sing with us tonight."

Chart performance

"You're Still the One" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of January 24, 1998 at number 75. The single spent 24 weeks on the chart, her longest stay at the time, and climbed to a peak position of number-one on May 2, 1998, where it remained for one week. The single became Twain's sixth number-one single, seventh top ten single and her ninth top 20 hit. "You're Still the One" spent 22 weeks atop the Country Singles Sales chart and 2 weeks at number one on the Hot Country Recurrents chart.

At adult contemporary radio, "You're Still the One" debuted number 26, for the week ending February 14, 1998. The single spent 81 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number one on June 27, 1998, where it remained for eight non-consecutive weeks. As it was Twain's first release to this format, "You're Still the One" was her first number one, top ten and top 20 single. It also topped the Adult Contemporary Recurrents chart for two weeks, and remained on the chart for 166 weeks.

"You're Still the One" is also Twain's most successful single on the Billboard Hot 100. It debuted at number 51 on February 14, 1998. It spent 42 weeks on the chart and peaked at number two for nine non-consecutive weeks starting May 2, 1998, making it one of the longest runs at No. 2 of any song in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. Next's "Too Close" and Brandy and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine" both held the number one spot while "You're Still the One" stalled at number two, due to depleted stock of physical singles.

To date, the physical commercial single of "You're Still the One" has sold over 2 million copies in America. As a result, the single has been certified 2× platinum by the RIAA for shipments of at least 2,000,000 copies.

Internationally, "You're Still the One" became Twain's first top ten single in the UK. It debuted, at its peak, on February 28, 1998 at number ten. It remained on the chart for ten weeks. In Australia, it became her first, and to date, only number one. It also hit the top ten in the Netherlands, New Zealand and Taiwan.

Awards

"You're Still the One" was both a commercial and critical success, winning many awards over three years. The song was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 1999, winning two. It won Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance and lost Record of the Year and Song of the Year to Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On". Some of the other notable wins include; the Best Selling Country Single at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards, Single of the Year at the 1998 Canadian Country Music Awards, Song of the Year at the 1999 BMI Country Songwriter Awards and BMI Pop Songwriter Awards. "You're Still the One" also notable won Song of the Year at the 1999 BMI Country Songwriter Awards and BMI Pop Songwriter Awards. In 2006 BMI announced the song surpassed six million plays in the US.

The video also won a set of awards including the Best Country Video Award at the 1998 Billboard Music Video Awards, Video of the Year at the 1998 CMT Latin America Awards, and the Viewer's Choice Award for Sexiest Video at the 1998 VH1 Viewer's Choice Awards. The Video was also nominated for Best Female Video at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, making Twain the first female country artist to ever be nominated for an MTV Video Music Award.

Releases

  • CD-Maxi
    1. "You're Still The One" (Single Version) (3:19)
    2. "(If You're Not in it For Love) I'm Outta Here!" (Mutt Lange Mix) (4:21)
    3. "You Win My Love" (Mutt Lange Mix) (3:54)
    4. "You're Still The One" (LP Version) (3:34)
  • U.S. CD Single
    1. "You're Still The One" (Radio Edit/Intro) (3:34)
    2. "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" (Remix) (3:37)
  • Europe CD Single
    1. "You're Still The One" (Single Version) (3:19)
    2. "You're Still The One" (Soul Solution Dance Mix) (4:03)
  • Canada CD-Maxi
    1. "You're Still The One" (Radio Edit w/Intro) (3:36)
    2. "You're Still The One" (Album Version) (3:32)
    3. "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" (Dance Mix) (4:45)
  • Dance Mixes CD-Maxi
    1. "You're Still The One" (Soul Solution Radio Mix) (4:03)
    2. "You're Still The One" (Soul Solution Extended Club Mix) (8:42)
    3. "You're Still The One" (Kano Dub) (7:46)
    4. "You're Still The One" (Soul Solution Percapella Dance Mix) (3:34)
    5. "You're Still The One" (Radio Edit w/Intro) (3:34)

    Official versions

  • Album Version (3:34)
  • Radio Edit (3:19)
  • International Version (3:34)
  • International Version Single Mix (3:19)
  • Soul Solution Radio Mix (4:03) (Also known as Soul Solution Dance Radio Edit)
  • Soul Solution Radio Edit (4:08) (appears on the UK single 'When')
  • Soul Solution Extended Club Mix (8:42)
  • Soul Solution Percapella Dance Mix (3:35)
  • Doug Beck Pleasure Dub (6:09)
  • Kano Dub (7:46)
  • Lenny B X-Mix (6:31)
  • Live from Still the One: Live from Vegas (3:35)
  • Live from Divas Live (3:37)
  • Duet with Brazilian singer Paula Fernandes, a Porglish version (3:30)
  • Appearances in other media

  • The song was played in "Bust Out", an episode of the television series The Sopranos.
  • Prince recorded a cover re-entitled "U're Still the One", released esclusively on his website in 2000.
  • The song is also played in "Like, Dharma's Totally Got a Date", an episode of the sitcom Dharma and Greg.
  • The song was used in "Sibling Rivalry", an episode of Family Guy.
  • Lee DeWyze performed the song for Shania Twain week during season nine of American Idol.
  • Roper performed a cover on their debut album Brace Yourself for the Mediocre.
  • References

    You're Still the One Wikipedia


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