Any Man of Mine

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"Any Man of Mine"
Single by Shania Twain
from the album The Woman in Me
Released April 26, 1995
Format Radio single
5" CD single
Maxi Single
Recorded 1994
Genre Country pop, country rock
Length 4:07
Label Polygram/Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange,
Shania Twain
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain singles chronology
"Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?"
(1995)
"Any Man of Mine"
(1995)
"The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)"
(1995)

"Any Man of Mine" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music artist Shania Twain. It was released in April 1995 as the second single from her album The Woman in Me. The song was written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange and Twain. The song became Twain's first number one hit at country radio, as well her first crossover hit after it cracked the top 40 on the pop charts. It was released to radio in April 1995, and topped the charts for two weeks in July. "Any Man of Mine" was released to European markets but due to its country sound, it didn't make much of an impact. The song was later included in Twain's 2004 Greatest Hits package.

"Any Man of Mine" also proved to be a critical success, it was nominated for both Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards. It won Single of the Year at both the Canadian Country Music Awards and Country Music Radio Awards in 1995. It also won Country Single of the Year at the 1996 Jukebox Awards and Song of the Year at the 1996 RPM Big Country Music Awards.[1] This song is used in the Rock Band Country Track Pack, and has been confirmed as upcoming downloadable content for the Rock Band series.

Reception[edit]

Larry Flick of Billboard wrote, "Twain aims right for the dance clubs with this hi-tech hoedown. The lyrics are dancefloor dumb, but the song is undeniably catchy. Besides, any song that borrows a vocal hook from the Three Stooges can't be all bad."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Any Man of Mine" was shot in Santa Ynez, California and directed by John Derek and Charley Randazzo. It was filmed on February 23, 1995. According to Twain in an interview, she stated that it was originally going to be released in March 1995, but was pushed back to April 1995. She announced that the video "is coming", she also explained that is not yet released because it is still being edited and that she wants it to be perfect. On April 24, 1995, a preview of the video was available to be viewed on Twain's official website. On April 26, 1995, the full video was released onto her website and onto the CMT. The video showcases Twain's famed midriff, while she dances around in jeans and a jean-vest. The country theme of the video is prominent, filmed at a ranch, with Twain being around a horse, and driving a truck pulling a horse trailer. "Any Man of Mine" won the Canadian Country Music Award for Video of the Year, AOL's Online Music Award for Hottest Country Video and CMT Europe's Video of the Year.[1] Two videos were made, one with the Video Version, which extends the ending of the Album Version very slightly, and one with the Alternate Mix, which removes the slide guitar present in the other version. It is available on Twain's DVD The Platinum Collection.

Chart performance[edit]

"Any Man of Mine" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of May 13, 1995 at number 66. At that time, her highest debut, a record previously held by "Dance with the One That Brought You". It spent 20 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number one on July 22, 1995, where it remained for two weeks. "Any Man of Mine" became Twain's first number one single as well as top ten single. The single also spent ten weeks atop Billboard's Country Singles Sales chart. It also reached a peak of number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100, her first appearance on that chart, it reached number 13 in sales. The song was the first number one on the Billboard country chart to be performed by a non-American since fellow Canadian Anne Murray hit number one with "Now and Forever (You and Me)" on April 26, 1986.

Official versions[edit]

  • Album Version (4:07)
  • Video Version (4:15)
  • Alternate Mix (4:15)
  • Acapella (3:55)

Track Listings[edit]

  • UK CD single
  1. "Any Man Of Mine" — 4:07
  2. "Raining On Our Love" — 4:38
  3. "God Ain't Gonna Getcha For That" — 2:44
  4. "Still Under The Weather" — 3:06
  • Europe CD single
  1. "Any Man Of Mine" — 4:07
  2. "Still Under The Weather" — 3:06

Cover versions[edit]

The song was also performed by Mandisa on the fifth season of American Idol and Siobhan Magnus on the ninth, but both were eliminated from the show the day after their performances. But in the tenth season Lauren Alaina sang it and was announced safe. [3]

Parodies[edit]

In 1995, disc jockey Gino Ruberto, then working at KEEY-FM in Minneapolis, Minnesota, recorded a parody called "Any Gal of Mine" under the pseudonym Gino the New Guy. This parody charted for twelve weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, peaking at number 56 despite not being distributed by a record label.[4][5] Country music parodist Cledus T. Judd released a parody entitled "If Shania Was Mine" from his 1996 album I Stoled This Record.[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995)[7] Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[8] 1
UK Singles Chart 187
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 31
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[11] 4
US Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 2
Preceded by
"Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)"
by John Michael Montgomery
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number one single

July 22—July 29, 1995
Succeeded by
"I Don't Even Know Your Name"
by Alan Jackson
Preceded by
"What Kind of Man"
by Joel Feeney
RPM Top Country Tracks
number one single

June 5—June 19, 1995
Succeeded by
"Summer's Comin'"
by Clint Black

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shania Twain awards
  2. ^ Flick, Larry. "Single reviews: Country." Billboard 107.18 (1995): 57. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 18 May 2011.
  3. ^ American idol Lauren Alaina sings Shania Twain
  4. ^ Gino Ruberto's Song Parody Page
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 162. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  6. ^ Owens, Thom. "I Stoled This Record review". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Billboard chart history
  8. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9241." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 5, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  9. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Shania Twain.
  10. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Shania Twain.
  11. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1995". RPM. December 18, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 

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