That Don't Impress Me Much

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"That Don't Impress Me Much"
Single by Shania Twain
from the album Come On Over
Released December 15, 1998
May 10, 1999 (UK)
Format
Recorded 1997
Genre
Length 3:38 (Original Album Version)
3:59 (Dance Mix Edit)
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Certification 2× Platinum (Australia)
Platinum (UK, New Zealand, Sweden)
Gold (Germany, Austria, Norway)
Shania Twain singles chronology
"Honey, I'm Home"
(1998)
"That Don't Impress Me Much"
(1998)
"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"
(1999)

"That Don't Impress Me Much" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music singer Shania Twain. It was released in December 1998 as the sixth country single from her third studio album, Come On Over. It was third to pop and fourth to international markets. The song was written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange and Twain, and was originally released to North American country radio stations in late 1998. It became her third biggest single on the Billboard Hot 100 and remains one of Twain's biggest hits worldwide. "That Don't Impress Me Much" was included in both the Come on Over and Up! Tours. The country version was performed on the Come on Over Tour and the dance version on the Up! Tour. "That Don't Impress Me Much" was named Foreign Hit of the Year at the 2000 Danish Grammy Awards.[1]

A dance-pop remix of the song was used as the official song of the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup. It was later featured on Twain's Greatest Hits album.

Critical reception[edit]

After the single's 1998 country release, Billboard magazine wrote that "it doesn't sound remotely country" and criticized the simplistic lyrics, but praised the melody's "quirky appeal," Twain's delivery," and Robert "Mutt" Lange's "skillful production."[2] After the single's 1999 pop release, in a separate review, the magazine said that the single "could possibly solidify Twain's status as the decade's crossover queen," though they criticized Lange's use of "dated-sounding instrumental elements to 'pop' it up."[3]

Music video[edit]

Shania hitchhiking in the desert in the "That Don't Impress Me Much" video

The music video for "That Don't Impress Me Much" was shot in the Mojave Desert at El Mirage Dry Lake and Barstow, California. It was directed by Paul Boyd and shot on November 3 and 4th, 1998; it was released on December 2, 1998 on CMT. It depicts Twain hitchhiking in the middle of the desert, in a hooded leopard skin outfit (though in some scenes the hooded outfit is open, showing a matching bra), and being approached by several men offering her a ride out of the desert, and she wore red hair. These include a man in a 1957 Chevy Bel Air, on a motorcycle, in an army jeep, a tanker truck, and on a Friesian horse. One of the men was played by male model John Devoe, previously appeared in her "You're Still the One" video. The video won the Video of the Year award at the Canadian Country Music Awards and the MuchMoreMusic Award at the 1999 MuchMusic Video Awards. Two versions of the video were made, one with the 'Original Album Version', released to country channels, and the 'Dance Mix Edit' released to pop and international stations. The 'Original Album Version' of the video is available on Twain's DVD The Platinum Collection. It ranked number 77 on VH1's 100 Greatest Videos in Rock and Roll in 2001 and number 45 on CMT's 100 Greatest Videos in Country Music in 2004, making it the only video to make both lists. It was also named country music's sexiest video in 2006 by CMT Canada.

Chart performance[edit]

"That Don't Impress Me Much" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of December 12, 1998 at number 60, the highest debut of the week. The single spent 20 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number eight on February 27, 1999, where it remained for one week. The single became Twain's tenth top ten (sixth consecutive), and her 12th top 20 single on the country charts. "That Don't Impress Me Much" also topped the Country Singles Sales chart for five weeks.

At adult contemporary radio, "That Don't Impress Me Much" debuted at number 22 the week of April 17, 1999, the weeks highest debut, as well as Twain's highest debut of all time on the AC chart. The single spent 26 weeks on the chart and quickly climbed to a peak position of number eight on June 5, 1999, where it remained for one week. "That Don't Impress Me Much" became Twain's third consecutive top ten single.

"That Don't Impress Me Much" was also Twain's third most successful single on the Billboard Hot 100. It debuted on January 23, 1999 at number 80. It spent 28 weeks on the chart and peaked at number seven for two weeks starting June 12, 1999; it reached number five in airplay and 11 in sales.

Internationally, "That Don't Impress Me Much" became Twain's biggest single in the United Kingdom. It debuted, at its peak, on May 22, 1999 at number three, where it remained for three weeks, and remained in the top ten for another seven weeks. It remained on the entire chart for 21 weeks. "That Don't Impress Me Much" became Twain's third (second consecutive) top ten in the United Kingdom and the best selling non-number one single of the year in the country.[4] Elsewhere, the song hit number one in Belgium, Ireland, Norway and New Zealand, where it debuted at number one, and was later certified Platinum.

In all, "That Don't Impress Me Much" hit the top ten in 15 countries, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In Australia "That Don't Impress Me Much" Debuted at #5, reaching #2 on its third week and staying there for 7 weeks as Britney's Spears single 'Baby One More Time" was keeping its top position. The single stayed on the top 100 for 23 weeks and made the eighth highest selling single of 1999.

Releases[edit]

  • Australian CD single
  1. "That Don't Impress Me Much" (Dance Mix) — 4:43
  2. "From This Moment On" (Tempo Mix) — 4:03
  3. "From This Moment On" (Dance Mix) — 6:22
  4. "Honey, I'm Home" (Live/Direct TV Mix) — 3:46
  • UK CD single CD1
  1. "That Don't Impress Me Much" (Dance Mix Edit) — 3:59
  2. "From This Moment On" (Tempo Mix) — 4:03
  3. "From This Moment On" (Dance Mix) — 6:22
  • UK CD single CD2
  1. "That Don't Impress Me Much" — 3:38
  2. "You're Still The One" — 3:34
  3. "Medley" (Live/Direct TV Mix) — 7:26
  • Europe CD single
  1. "That Don't Impress Me Much" (Dance Mix Edit) — 3:59
  2. "From This Moment On" (Tempo Mix) — 4:03
  • France CD single
  1. "That Don't Impress Me Much" (Dance Mix Edit) — 3:59
  2. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" — 3:53
  • U.S. CD Maxi-Single Promo
  1. "That Don't Impress Me Much" (Remix #1) — 3:59
  2. "That Don't Impress Me Much" (Remix #2) — 3:38
  3. "That Don't Impress Me Much" (Remix #3) — 4:43

Official versions[edit]

  • Album Version — 3:38
  • International Version (Remix #2) — 3:38
  • Dance Mix (India Mix/Remix #3) — 4:43
  • Dance Mix Edit (UK Dance Mix/Remix #1) — 3:59
  • Southeast Asia Mix — 3:26
  • Greatest Hits Version — 4:28
  • Live from Dallas — 3:45

Personnel[edit]

  1. Paul Franklin – pedal steel
  2. Brent Mason – electric guitar solo
  3. Bill Watson – rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
  4. Paul Leim – drums, cowbell
  5. Joe Chemay – electric bass[disambiguation needed]

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
"No Scrubs" by TLC
RIANZ (New Zealand) number-one single
May 2, 1999
Succeeded by
"No Scrubs" by TLC
Preceded by
"Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)"
by Baz Luhrmann
Irish Singles Chart number-one single
June 19, 1999
Succeeded by
"9 PM (Till I Come)" by ATB

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Shania Twain awards
  2. ^ Billboard, December 12, 1998.
  3. ^ Billboard, March 13, 1999. In the versions release to radio stations, the name of the station's morning show host was sung and inserted into the song replacing the Brad Pitt reference.
  4. ^ Chart Stats
  5. ^ Billboard chart history
  6. ^ International chart history
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Shania Twain – That Don't Impress Me Much". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  8. ^ "Shania Twain – That Don't Impress Me Much – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Shania Twain – That Don't Impress Me Much" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  10. ^ "RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 24, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  11. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 15, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  12. ^ "RPM Top Singles." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 3, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  13. ^ Danish peak
  14. ^ "Shania Twain: That Don't Impress Me Much" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Shania Twain – That Don't Impress Me Much" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  16. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Hit Parade Italia – Indice per Interprete: T". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Shania Twain search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  19. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Shania Twain – That Don't Impress Me Much". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  20. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Shania Twain – That Don't Impress Me Much". VG-lista. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  21. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Shania Twain – That Don't Impress Me Much" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Shania Twain – That Don't Impress Me Much". Singles Top 60. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  23. ^ "Shania Twain – That Don't Impress Me Much – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  24. ^ "Shania Twain" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  25. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Shania Twain.
  26. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Shania Twain.
  27. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Shania Twain.
  28. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Shania Twain.
  29. ^ "RPM Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  30. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  31. ^ "RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Dutch top 40 – 1999". Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  33. ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/assets/files/yearly%20best%20selling%20singles.pdf
  34. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  35. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
Preceded by
"More Than a Woman"
by Aaliyah
CONCACAF Gold Cup theme song
2003
Succeeded by
"Broken Home" by Fan 3