Man! I Feel Like a Woman!

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"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"
Single by Shania Twain
from the album Come On Over
Released March 1999 (Country)
September 20, 1999 (UK)
Format Radio single, maxi single
Recorded 1997
Genre Country pop, country rock
Length 3:53
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange,
Shania Twain
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Certification Platinum (Australia, New Zealand)
Gold (U.S.)
Silver (UK)
Shania Twain singles chronology
"That Don't Impress Me Much"
(1998)
"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"
(1999)
"You've Got a Way"
(1999)

"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music artist Shania Twain. It was released in March 1999 as the seventh single from Twain's album Come On Over. It was written by Mutt Lange and Twain. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!," originally released to North American country radio stations in early 1999, was the opening song on both Twain's Come On Over Tour and the Up! Tour. The song won a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2000.[1] Twain headlined the Super Bowl XXXVII Halftime show opening her set with "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!". In 2006, the single was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 digital downloads.

"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" was used to comic effect in a 2004 Chevy Colorado TV commercial, in which a group of men are traveling in one of the vehicles, and one of them begins singing along very enthusiastically with Twain's recording (from the female narrative), much to the discomfort of his friends. (Chevrolet is a sponsor of the Country Music Association.) The song was also performed by American Idol winner Carrie Underwood during the fourth season, and by Britney Spears in Crossroads.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard reviewed the single favorably, calling it "country crossover at its best."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" debuted on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of March 13, 1999 at number 53, the highest debut of the week. The single spent 20 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number four on June 12, 1999, where it remained for two weeks. The single became Twain's 11th top ten (seventh consecutive), and her 13th top 20 single on the country charts. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" also topped the Hot Country Recurrents chart for two weeks.

Come on Over's fifth US adult contemporary release, "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" debuted at number 29 the week of October 2, 1999, the highest debut of the week. The single spent 26 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number 16 on December 18, 1999, where it remained for one week. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" became Twain's fifth consecutive top 20 single, however it was her first to miss the top ten.

"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" is Twain's fifth most successful single on the US Billboard Hot 100. The album's fourth single serviced to pop radio, it debuted on April 17, 1999, charting at number 93. It spent 28 weeks on the chart and peaked at number 23 for one week on November 13, 1999. The song became Twain's seventh top 40 single. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" peaked at number 18 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.

"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" became her second consecutive number one in New Zealand, where it debuted at the top spot, and was certified platinum, making it her biggest single in that country. In France, it was her first and to date, only top ten single. In the UK, "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" became Twain's second highest selling single, being certified Silver. The song debuted, at its peak, on October 2, 1999 at number three, where it remained for two weeks. It remained in the top ten for another two weeks. It remained on the entire chart for 18 weeks. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" became Twain's fourth (third consecutive) top ten in the UK.[3] It also hit the top ten in the Netherlands and Australia.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" was shot in New York City and directed by Paul Boyd. It was filmed on January 11, 1999 and debuted on March 3, 1999 on CMT. The video is a role-reversed version of Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love".[4] The video won the MuchMoreMusic Video of the Year award at the MuchMusic Video Awards in 2000. The video uses the alternate mix, which tones down the guitar and synth parts and blends them into the background. The original version of the video is available on Twain's DVD The Platinum Collection, though an alternate version of the video using the international version was used as a backdrop for Twain's performance of the song on her Top of the Pops special in 1999.

Releases[edit]

  • Australian CD single
  1. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" Original Radio Edit (3:53)
  2. "I'm Holdin' On to Love (To Save My Life)" (Pop Mix)
  3. "Love Gets Me Every Time" (Mach 3 Remix)
  4. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" (Alternate Mix) (3:53)
  • UK CD single Pt.1
  1. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" (Country LP Version) (3:53)
  2. "Love Gets Me Every Time" (Live/Direct TV Mix) (3:51)
  3. "Any Man Of Mine" (4:09)
  • UK CD single Pt.2
  1. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" (Country LP Version) (3:53)
  2. "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" (Extended Dance Mix) (4:44)
  3. "Any Man Of Mine" (4:07)
  • Europe CD single
  1. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman! (3:54)
  2. "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" (Extended Dance Mix) (4:44)
  • Europe CD-Maxi
  1. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" (3:53)
  2. "That Don't Impress Me Much" (3:38)
  3. "Black Eyes, Blue Tears" (Live/Direct TV Mix) (4:22)
  4. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" (Alternate Mix) (3:53)
  • Europe CD-Maxi
  1. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" (3:53)
  2. "Black Eyes, Blue Tears" (Live/Direct TV Mix) (4:22)
  3. "That Don't Impress Me Much" (India Mix) (4:42)
  4. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" (Alternate Mix) (3:53)

Official versions[edit]

  • Original Album Version / Original Radio Edit (3:53)
  • International Version (3:53)
  • Alternate Mix / The Platinum Collection Video Version (3:53)
  • Live from Dallas (3:56)
  • Live from Divas Live (4:34)

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
"If You Had My Love"
by Jennifer Lopez
RIANZ (New Zealand)
number one single

August 8, 1999
Succeeded by
"If Ya Gettin' Down"
by Five

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Shania Twain awards
  2. ^ Billboard, September 4, 1999
  3. ^ Chart Stats at the Wayback Machine (archived July 19, 2011)
  4. ^ http://www.countryuniverse.net/2012/03/16/retro-single-review-shania-twain-man-i-feel-like-a-woman/
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like a Woman!". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  6. ^ "Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like a Woman! – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  9. ^ "RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 6, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  10. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 26, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  11. ^ "RPM Top Singles." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 8, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  13. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Shania Twain search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like a Woman!". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  16. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like a Woman!". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  18. ^ "Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like a Woman! – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  19. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  20. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Shania Twain. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  21. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Shania Twain. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  22. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Shania Twain. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  23. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Shania Twain. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  24. ^ "RPM Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  25. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  27. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 

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