(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!

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"(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!"
Single by Shania Twain
from the album The Woman in Me
B-side "The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)"
Released November 15, 1995
Format Radio single
5" CD single
Maxi Single
Cassingle
7" vinyl single (45 RPM)
12" vinyl single (33 1/3 RPM)
Recorded 1995
Genre Country pop, rock
Length 3:48
Label Polygram/Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange,
Shania Twain
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Certification Platinum (ARIA)
Shania Twain singles chronology
"The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)"
(1995)
"(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!"
(1995)
"You Win My Love"
(1996)

"(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music singer Shania Twain. It was released in November 1995 as the fourth single from her album The Woman in Me. The song was written by Mutt Lange and Twain. The song became Twain's second number-one hit at country radio, and the first single to be promoted with three different mixes worldwide to cater to international genre demand. It spent two weeks at the top of the chart in February 1996. The song was also her breakthrough hit in Australia. "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!" was later included on Twain's 2004 Greatest Hits package. In 1997, the eurodance group Real McCoy covered "I'm Outta Here!".

Music video[edit]

The music video for "I'm Outta Here!" was shot in New York City and directed by Steven Goldmann. It was filmed on November 4, 1995 and released 11 days later. The video is radically different from Twain's previous videos, and its pop-rock feel and sex appeal engendered into most of Twain's subsequent videos.

The video begins with a shot of Twain standing behind a blue light in front of a man sitting on a chair. She walks up to the man, who stands up and flips over his chair, meanwhile, the video cuts to a slow-motion shot of people dancing in a club and a shot of Twain walking up to a microphone in front of her and surrounded by many people playing drums. It cuts back to Twain trying to sit on the chair, when the man kicks it away for her to fall on the floor. But the next shot of them is them laughing and pushing away as people start to come over. In the subsequent shots, intercut with shots of Twain performing alone without the drums, Twain and several others drumming near a window, and Twain on a balcony, friends grab the microphone off of Twain and engage in a karaoke session with her, male stereotypes try to turn on Twain near the microphone, Twain teaches people a dance routine, people play air guitar with fake guitars, and Twain plays along to the drummers. In the final shot, Twain walks out of the building alone.

Three versions of the video were released; the 'Album Version' for country music video channels, the 'Mutt Lange Remix' for Australia and the 'Dance Remix' for Canadian pop channels. The 'Album Version' video is available on Twain's DVD The Platinum Collection, while the 'Mutt Lange Mix' video is available on iTunes, VEVO and YouTube. The video won the Video of the Year Award at the 1996 Canadian Country Music Awards.[1]

Live performances[edit]

During Shania's Come On Over Tour and Up! Tour, the song was performed as the last main song of the setlist before returning to the stage for her encores. Each of the cities Twain visited on both tours, she would invite a local school Marching Band drum line to join her on stage. Twain would also play the drums along as well on stage. At the end of the song on the Come On Over Tour, Twain stands on top of a big drum and disappears into it as Fireworks erupt from the stage. On the Up! Tour, leads the drummers in joining in a big drum roll which lets off the fireworks with Twain disappearing after the song ends.

Chart performance[edit]

"I'm Outta Here!" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of November 18, 1995 at number 68. It spent 20 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number one on February 3, 1996, where it remained for two weeks. "I'm Outta Here!" became Twain's second number-one single, second top-ten single, and fourth consecutive top twenty single.[citation needed] The song also topped the Country Singles Sales chart for one week. "I'm Outta Here!" was Twain's second appearance on the Hot 100 where it bowed at number 74; it reached number 43 in sales.[citation needed]

Internationally, "I'm Outta Here!" became Twain's first hit, as well as first chart appearance at all, when it made top five in Australia. It debuted on November 24, 1996 at number 37. It climbed to a peak of number five on January 26, 1997 where it remained for two weeks. It spent a total of 22 weeks on the chart.[2]

Official versions[edit]

  • Album Version (4:30)
  • Radio Edit (3:48)
  • Dance Mix (4:40)
  • Mutt Lange Mix (4:21)

Formats[edit]

  • Australian Remixes CD single
  1. (If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here! (Mutt Lange Mix) — 4:21
  2. God Bless The Child (Extended Version) — 3:48
  3. (If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here! (Dance Mix) — 4:40
  4. (If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here! (Album Version) — 4:30
  5. No One Needs To Know — 3:04
  • Australian CD single
  1. "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here!" (Mutt Lange Mix) — 4:21
  2. "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here!" (Dance Mix) — 4:40
  3. "No One Needs To Know" — 3:04

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995–1996)[3] Peak
position
Australian ARIA Charts[4] 5
Canada Adult Contemporary Tracks (RPM)[5] 49
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 74
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[9] 2
US Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 12
Preceded by
"Life Gets Away"
by Clint Black
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 8-February 12, 1996
Succeeded by
"Bigger Than the Beatles"
by Joe Diffie
Preceded by
"It Matters to Me"
by Faith Hill
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

February 3-February 10, 1996

Real McCoy Cover[edit]

"(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!"
Single by Real McCoy
from the album One More Time
B-side "Party"
Released 1997
Format CD single
Maxi Single
Recorded 1997
Genre Eurodance
Length 4:10 (single edit)
Label Arista, BMG Records
Writer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange,
Shania Twain
Producer(s) The Bermann Brother
Real McCoy singles chronology
"I Wanna Come (With You)"
(1997)
"(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!"
(1995)
"Pump Up The Jam '98"
(1998)

In 1997, German Eurodance group, Real McCoy released "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!" as the third and final single from their album "One More Time". It peaked at 102 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs.

Tracklisting[edit]

CD Single [11]
  1. "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here" (Radio Mix) - 4:10
  2. "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here (Album Version)" - 3:58
  3. "Party" - 3:57
CD Maxi Single [12]
  1. "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here" (Extended Radio Mix) - 6:51
  2. "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here" (Forthright Club Mix) - 7:51
  3. "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here" (That Kid Chris Outta Here Mix) - 10:55
  4. "I Wanna Come (With You)" (Soul Solution Dub) - 8:34

Other Covers[edit]

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