Thank You Baby! (For Makin' Someday Come So Soon)

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"Thank You Baby! (for Makin' Someday Come So Soon)"
Single by Shania Twain
from the album Up!
Released August 11, 2003 (Europe)
August 25, 2003 (UK)
Format Maxi single, 3.5" CD single
Recorded 2002
Genre Country, pop, world
Length 4:01
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange,
Shania Twain
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain singles chronology
"Forever and for Always"
(2003)
"Thank You Baby! (for Makin' Someday Come So Soon)"
(2003)
"She's Not Just a Pretty Face"
(2003)

"Thank You Baby! (for Makin' Someday Come So Soon)" is a song by Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was the fourth international single released from her 2002 album Up!. The song was written by Mutt Lange and Twain. It was announced by Twain, that "Thank You Baby!" would be the next single from Up! at her Kilkenny concert, her first concert since the Come On Over Tour. The song fared well on the charts, boosted by club play of the Almighty remixes.[1] The European single was released August 11, 2003 and the UK singles on August 25, 2003.

Critical reception[edit]

Critical reception for "Thank You Baby!" was warm. About.com called the song a "nice mid-tempo ballad",[2] while Rolling Stone magazine noted it conveyed "motherly intimacy and an undeniable pop sense".[3]

Music video[edit]

Shania on TV screens in the "Thank You Baby!" video

The music video for "Thank You Baby!" was shot in Vancouver, Canada at First Light Film Studio by director Paul Boyd. It was originally released in Europe on July 28, 2003. The video is set in an art gallery, with three four-sided TVs stacked on top of each in the middle of the room. Twain is singing on the TVs (her head on the top screen, her torso in the middle and legs on the bottom), while the people in the gallery start noticing her and crowd around the TVs to watch. Also, paintings of an orchestra come to life to play along in the song. The video is available on select CD singles.

Chart performance[edit]

"Thank You Baby!" proved to be less successful than the previous singles released from Up!, nevertheless it just missed the top ten in the UK when it debuted at its peak of number 11. It entered the chart on September 6, 2003, and remained on the chart for seven weeks.[4] While it did break the streak of top ten singles at seven in the UK, it did become her tenth top 20 single. The song also hit the top 20 in Austria and Germany.

Audio versions[edit]

  • Red Album Version (4:01)
  • Green Album Version (4:01)
  • Blue Album Version (4:01)
  • Almighty Mix (6:36)
  • Almighty Dub (6:33)
  • Live from Up! Live in Chicago (4:12)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[5] 17
Dutch Singles Chart[6] 48
Eurochart Hot 100 23
French Singles Chart[7] 72
German Singles Chart 20
Irish Singles Chart 23
Romanian Singles Chart 53
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 35
UK Singles Chart 11

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