"Party for Two" is a song by Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was the first single from her 2004 Greatest Hits album. The song was written by Mutt Lange and Twain. Two versions of "Party for Two" were recorded: a pop mix with Mark McGrath and a country version with Billy Currington. The song was released to country, AC, pop, European, and other world markets. The original release date was September 7, 2004. It proved to be quite a success for Shania, as it was her third highest debut on the Billboard country charts, and a huge single in Europe. As well in Europe, DJs quickly remixed it for club play, also making the song one of her most remixed. Commercial singles were released in Germany on October 25, in Canada on November 2, and in the UK on November 22. In 2005, "Party for Two" was certified as a gold single for 100,000 digital downloads, making it Twain's first single to be downloaded that many times.
The music video for "Party for Two" was shot in London, UK, in the South Kensington area, featuring the Royal Albert Hall, and directed by Marcus Raboy. Filming began on Twain's 39th birthday, August 28, 2004, and wrapped August 29, it was released September 27, 2004. The video shows Twain walking around town handing out invitations to movers, a waiter (played by Sebastian J. Brook), and an artist, to help her get ready for her "party for two" later that night. At the party, Twain and her guest end up swinging on a chandelier and smashing plates. Two separate versions of the video exist, one with Mark McGrath and the other with Billy Currington, each in their respective version of the song, pop and country. The video proved to be successful, the pop version won the MuchMusic Video Award for the MuchMoreMusic Video of the Year, while the country version was nominated for Collaborative Video of the Year at the 2005 CMT Music Awards. Neither video is available on DVD, but they both are available on some of the CD singles.
"Party for Two" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of September 18, 2004, at number 39, Twain's third highest debut of all time, and highest of the week. The single spent 20 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number seven on December 25, 2004, where it remained for one week. "Party for Two" became Twain's 16th top ten single and 22nd (seventh consecutive) top 20 single. It also peaked at number 58 on the Hot 100 and 57 on the Hot 100 Airplay charts.
On adult contemporary radio, "Party for Two" debuted at number 36, the highest debut of the week, on November 20, 2004. The single spent 19 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number 16 on January 22, 2005, where it remained for two non-consecutive weeks. "Party for Two" became Twain's ninth consecutive top 20 single.
"Party for Two" proved to be successful internationally. In the UK it debuted at its peak position at number 10, making it her ninth top ten single. It first appeared on December 4, 2004, and remained on the charts for nine weeks. The song would have peaked much higher if it had been released before the album was, however it was sent out two weeks later, when most people already had the song. It is also the best selling country single in the United Kingdom so far in the 21st century. In Canada, "Party for Two" held the top spot on the BDS airplay chart for six weeks, and hit number two on the sales chart, held off only by Kalan Porter's "Awake in a Dream". In all, "Party for Two" hit the top ten in six countries: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Portugal and the UK.