In this week’s weekly playlist, we’re celebrating one of my all-time favourites. This woman was not only my introduction to country music, but my introduction to loving music, in all its forms. I still remember the exact moment I first heard You’re Still The One, for example. It’s been almost a year in the making, but this week’s playlist is Shania Twain Favourites. Shout out to Emma Moore for helping me to narrow this one down – it could easily have included the entirety of her 1990s discography!
First up: Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? This is a boot-stomping, line-dancing, sing-along classic and there’s not a single thing about it that I don’t love. There are some gorgeous harmonies nestled in here, along with swoon-worthy strings and every ounce of fire and sass you’d expect from a 1990s trailblazer. This is one of my favourites to sing along to (although I can’t sing) – and if I had a go-to for karaoke, this would be it.
You’re Still The One has to be a highlight because this was my gateway into country music and it’ll always hold such a special place in my heart. It’s a song I can come back to again and again and never tire of.
My final highlight is What Made You Say That. There are plenty of gems on Shania’s self-titled debut, but this has been one of my favourites since the very first listen.
This playlist could’ve been so much longer, and there’s so much more I could say about each song. I adore the double-time chorus in Honey, I’m Home; the ache that hits every time I hear It Only Hurts When I’m Breathing is deeper and more pronounced each time. Any Man Of Mine and No One Needs To Know are some of my favourites to play in the car with the windows rolled down. The slide guitar and piano combo in Raining On Our Love is so 1990s, it takes me all the way back.
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