You've Got a Way

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"You've Got a Way"
Single by Shania Twain
from the album Come on Over
Released May 1999 (Country)
July 1999 (AC)
Format Radio single
Maxi single
Recorded 1997
Genre Pop, country pop
Length 3:24
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange,
Shania Twain
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain singles chronology
"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"
(1999)
"You've Got a Way"
(1999)
"Come On Over"
(1999)

"You've Got a Way" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music singer Shania Twain. It was released in May 1999 as the eighth country single from the album Come on Over. It was also the fourth single released to AC radio and fifth to Oceania. It was written by Mutt Lange and Twain. The song was originally released to North American country radio stations in the spring of 1999. The song was also remixed and used for the film Notting Hill. "You've Got a Way" was included on the Come on Over Tour, but in a medley with two other ballads. "You've Got a Way" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 42nd Grammy Awards.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard magazine reviewed the single favorably, calling it hooky and "wedding-ready," though they wrote that it is less captivating than several of her prior songs.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "You've Got a Way" was shot in Los Angeles, and directed by Paul Boyd. It was filmed on May 2 and debuted on May 24, 1999 on CMT. The video has a springtime feel, with Twain in a flower dress, walking around a garden, which at the end of the video is revealed to only be a music video set. Videos were released with both the 'Album Version' and 'Notting Hill Remix' and each with either scenes from Notting Hill or just Twain, called the Performance Only Version. The 'Notting Hill Remix (Performance Only)' version of the video is available on Twain's DVD The Platinum Collection. After the video shoot, Shania donated the flower dress to the Shania Twain Centre, in her hometown of Timmins, Ontario.

Chart performance[edit]

"You've Got a Way" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of June 19, 1999 at number 61, the highest debut of the week. The single spent 20 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number 13 on August 14, 1999, where it remained for one week. "You've Got a Way" became Twain's first song off Come on Over to miss the top ten on the country charts; however, it did become her 14th (eighth consecutive) top 20 single.

At adult contemporary radio, "You've Got a Way" debuted at number 28 the week of July 31, 1999, the highest debut of the week. The single spent 26 weeks on the chart and quickly climbed to a peak position of number six on September 11, 1999, where it remained for one week. "You've Got a Way" became Twain's fourth consecutive top ten and top 20 single. On the Hot 100, "You've Got a Way" peaked at number 49, and reached 42 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.

Official versions[edit]

  • Album Version [1997] — 3:24
  • International Version [1998] — 3:15
  • Notting Hill Remix / North American International Version [1999] — 3:25
  • Love to Infinity's Soul Classic Mix — 6:00
  • Love to Infinity's Radio Mix — 4:01

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, June 19, 1999.
  2. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/278910/shania+twain/chart Billboard chart history
  3. ^ http://australian-charts.com/search.asp?search=shania&cat=s Australia Singles Chart Peaks
  4. ^ "RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 20, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 2, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "RPM Top Singles." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 16, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  7. ^ http://charts.org.nz/search.asp?search=shania&cat=s New Zealand Singles Chart Peaks
  8. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Shania Twain.
  9. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Shania Twain.
  10. ^ "Shania Twain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Shania Twain.
  11. ^ "RPM Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  12. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"Amazed"
by Lonestar
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 2 – August 9, 1999
Succeeded by
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
by Dwight Yoakam