She's Not Just a Pretty Face

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"She's Not Just a Pretty Face"
Single by Shania Twain
from the album Up!
Released October 6, 2003 (Country)
Recorded 2002
Genre Country, Pop rock, world
Length 3:48
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange,
Shania Twain
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
North American chronology
"Thank You Baby! (for Makin' Someday Come So Soon)"
(2003)
"She's Not Just a Pretty Face"
(2003)
"When You Kiss Me"
(2003)

"She's Not Just a Pretty Face" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music singer Shania Twain. It was the fourth country single from her album Up!. The song was written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange and Twain. Twain had announced that "Nah!" would be the next single after "Forever and for Always", but "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" was released instead. It became Twain's 15th top ten single on Billboard Country. The song was originally to be released to the UK as a pop single, but that plan was cancelled. It was however released to Eastern Europe as the fourth single, where it did reasonably well in some countries. "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" debuted in North America on October 6, 2003. Despite reaching the top ten, "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" was not included in Twain's 2004 Greatest Hits CD. The song was also nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the 2005 Grammy Awards. The song was also performed on some highly rated TV shows, The Oprah Winfrey Show, the 2003 Country Music Awards, and the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, all helping it land in the top ten.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard magazine called the song an "ultra-lightweight country-girl power anthem" and said that it's "exquisite country pop".[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" was taken directly from Twain's 2003 Up! Live in Chicago special. It was filmed on July 27, 2003 and released on October 24, 2003. Directing credit is given to Beth McCarthy Miller. The video is the first of two live videos taken from the special, the next one is "It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing". It is generally believed a live video was issued to promote the release of the DVD, a few weeks later. The video is not officially available on any DVD or single, but the performance can be seen on the Up! Live in Chicago DVD.

Chart performance[edit]

"She's Not Just a Pretty Face" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of October 11, 2003 at number 55. The single spent 20 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number nine on January 10, 2004, where it remained for one week. "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" became Twain's 15th top ten single and 20th (fifth consecutive) top 20 single. It also peaked at number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot 100 Airplay chart.

Audio versions[edit]

  • Red Album Version (3:48)
  • Red Edit (3:26)
  • Green Album Version (3:48)
  • Blue Album Version (3:39)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003-2004)[2] Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 56

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 58

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