Shoes (Shania Twain song)

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"Shoes"
Single by Shania Twain
from the album Music from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives
Released August 29, 2005 (Country)
Format Digital Download
Recorded 2005
Genre Country, pop
Length 3:53 (Country)
3:55 (Pop)
Label Hollywood/Lyric Street
Writer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain
Tammy Hyler
Joie Scott
Kim Tribble
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain singles chronology
"I Ain't No Quitter"
(2005)
"Shoes"
(2005)
"Today Is Your Day"
(2011)

"Shoes" is a song performed by Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was the first single released from the Desperate Housewives soundtrack in 2005. The song was written by Twain and then-husband, Mutt Lange, and co-written by Tammy Hyler, Joie Scott and Kim Tribble. It is the last studio recording issued by Twain prior to the dissolution of her marriage to Lange, and the last Twain recording to feature any involvement from Lange. The song was originally written and recorded for use on the ABC television program Desperate Housewives.

Song information[edit]

The music video for "Shoes" was to feature the four main actresses of Desperate Housewives alongside Twain, and debut before the second season premiere, however the video was canceled. The song did fairly well on the charts considering there was no promotion by the label or Twain, it reached number 29 at country radio. The single was later released for airplay in Australia and Europe, with a new pop mix. A few adult contemporary stations in Canada played the remix of "Shoes" produced by Joe Bermudez. According to his website, the producers of the show wanted something more "hip" to play for the show, and that's why a third version of the song was made.[1] In 2006 it was announced "Shoes" would be released commercially in the UK, but the release was never shipped from EMI to retailers, and was finally canceled. This is the second time a single release was canceled in the UK, the last time was in 2004, when "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" was canceled.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard magazine's Chuck Taylor gave a fairly unfavorable review for "Shoes" saying "Twain certainly remains a major talent with plenty left to say, but these "Shoes" have no soul."[2] The Allmusic called the song "sublimely silly", but still chose it as an AMG Track Pick.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Shoes" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart the week of September 10, 2005 at number 57. The single spent 13 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number 29 on November 5, 2005, where it remained for one week. "Shoes" became Twain's third consecutive single to miss the top 20.

Official versions[edit]

  • Album Version (3:53)
  • Pop Mix (3:55)
  • Bermudez & Harris 6" Stiletto Mix (3:12)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 29

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.joebermudez.com/ Joe Bermudez website
  2. ^ Billboard, October 8, 2005
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r787383 AMG review of Desperate Housewives soundtrack
  4. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Shania Twain.