I Ain't No Quitter

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"I Ain't No Quitter"
Single by Shania Twain
from the album Greatest Hits
Released May 2, 2005 (Country)
Format Maxi single
5" CD single
Digital download
Recorded 2004
Genre Country
Length 3:30
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange,
Shania Twain
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain singles chronology
"Don't!"
(2005)
"I Ain't No Quitter"
(2005)
"Shoes"
(2005)

"I Ain't No Quitter" is a song by the Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was the third and final single released from her 2004 Greatest Hits album. The song was written by Twain and her then-husband, Robert John "Mutt" Lange. "I Ain't No Quitter" was originally released to country radio on May 2, 2005. Fans were shocked[citation needed] when the heavy country song was released to MuchMoreMusic, one of Canada's pop music video channels and to European radio. The song was a flop in Europe and did not chart, but stayed at number one for several weeks on MuchMoreMusic's daily fan-voted countdown MMMTop10.com. The commercial singles in Europe were released on July 12, 2005. With no promotion by Twain and little by the record label, "I Ain't No Quitter" is one of Twain's lowest peaking singles.

Critical reception[edit]

Chuck Taylor of Billboard magazine appreciated the single and said it was "catchy as all get out, while winking in the face of a classic country theme. It's an appreciable effort that should sparkle on the summer airwaves."[1]

Music video[edit]

Twain in the music video for "I Ain't No Quitter"

The music video for "I Ain't No Quitter" was shot in Tijuana, Mexico, in March 2005, directed by Wayne Isham. It was released on May 5, 2005. The video is set in a country bar where there is a line dancing competition going on. The dancers throw in a bit of hip-hop influenced dancing. To keep with the country theme of the song and video, Twain wears a cowboy hat in every scene. The video is available on select CD singles of "I Ain't No Quitter".

Chart performance[edit]

"I Ain't No Quitter" entered the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in the week of May 21, 2005, at number 55. The single spent eight weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number 45 on July 2, 2005, where it remained for one week. "I Ain't No Quitter" was Twain's lowest peaking single since "God Bless the Child", which peaked at number 48 in 1997.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart 22*
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 45

*Import sales only.

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