Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)

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"Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"
North American cover
Single by Shania Twain
from the album Come On Over
B-side "If It Don't Take Two"
Released November 11, 1997 (U.S.)
February 14, 2000 (EU/AUS)
Format
Recorded 1997
Genre Country pop
Length 3:35 (Original Album Version)
3:38 (Dance Mix Single Video Edit)
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain singles chronology
"Love Gets Me Every Time"
(1997)
"Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"
(1997)
"You're Still the One"
(1998)

"Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music recording artist Shania Twain. It was released in November 1997 as the second single from Twain's album Come On Over but was the seventh to be released to international markets. The song was written by Mutt Lange and Shania Twain. The single peaked at number six on the Billboard country singles chart, becoming Twain's sixth top-ten hit on that chart. The song was later released as her last single to European and Australian markets in 2000. "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)", which reached #5 in the UK in 2000, was included on the 2004 Greatest Hits package.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard magazine called the single a "weak song," though predicted it would do well commercially nonetheless.[1] The magazine criticized the immaturity of the song's lyrics and said the production was subpar.[1]

Composition[edit]

According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Songs of Polygram International, Inc., "Don't Be Stupid" is written in the key of D major with Twain's vocals spanning from A3 to B5.[2] The song moves at a tempo of 122 beats per minute.

Music video[edit]

In June 1997, Twain held auditions for clog dancers. In August 1997, it was reported that Larry Jordan would be directing the music video, which Twain confirmed herself in early October 1997. From October 18 to 19 of that year, the music video was shot and it debuted on November 12, 1997 on CMT. The video is set on a stage that is covered in water, and Twain is accompanied by backup Irish dancers following the Riverdance craze of the time and children playing fiddles. By the end of the video, the sprinklers come on, and everyone, including Twain, is soaked. "Don't Be Stupid" won the Video of the Year award at the 1998 Canadian Country Music Awards.[3] The two most common versions of the video exist, one with the 'Original Album Version', and one released to Europe in 2000 of the 'Dance Mix Single'. The original video is available on Twain's DVD The Platinum Collection. The latter is available via iTunes and also can be seen on YouTube. A third version with the 'International Version' also exists, as it was screened at least once on CMT.

Chart performance[edit]

"Don't Be Stupid" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of November 15, 1997 at number 51, the highest debut of the week. The single spent 20 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number six on January 31, 1998, where it remained for two weeks. It reached number two on the Country Singles Sales chart. The single became Twain's sixth top ten single and her eighth top 20 hit. "Don't Be Stupid" became Twain's fifth appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 where it peaked at number 40. It reached number 25 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart. In Canada the song hit number 12.

"Don't Be Stupid" became Twain's fourth biggest single in the UK. It also became her fourth consecutive top-ten single there (and fifth overall) when it debuted on February 26, 2000, at its peak of number five. It remained on the chart for 11 weeks.[4]

Track listings[edit]

US Promo CD [5]

  1. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) 3:35
  2. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) 3:35
  3. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) 3:35

US/Canada Single [6][7]

  1. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) 3:35
  2. If It Don't Take Two 3:40

Canada Maxi-CD [8]

  1. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [Pop Remix] 3:37
  2. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [Club Remix] 4:07
  3. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [Dance Single] 4:13
  4. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [Full Length Remix] 4:45

Europe Single [9]

  1. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [Dance Mix Single] 4:11
  2. You've Got a Way [Notting Hill Remix] 3:25

Europe Maxi-CD

  1. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [Dance Mix Single] 4:11
  2. You've Got a Way [Notting Hill Remix] 3:25
  3. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [Dance Mix Full Length] 4:46
  4. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [LP Version] 3:35

UK Promo CD [10]

  1. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [Dance Mix Single] 4:11

UK Maxi-CD [11] February 12, 2000

  1. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [Dance Mix] 4:13
  2. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [International LP Version] 3:37
  3. If You're Not In It for Love (I'm Outta Here!) [Dance Mix] 4:42

Video Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) 3:36

Australia Maxi-CD [12]

  1. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [Dance Mix Single] 4:11
  2. Man! I Feel Like a Woman! [Live/ Direct TV Mix] 3:57
  3. You've Got a Way [Love to Infinity's Soul Classic] 6:00
  4. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [LP Version] 3:35
  5. Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) [Dance Mix Full Length] 4:46

Video Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)

Official versions[edit]

  • Album Version (3:35)
  • International Version (3:34)
  • Dance Mix Full Length (4:44)
  • Dance Mix Instrumental (4:44)
  • Dance Mix Single (4:10)
  • Dance Mix Video Edit (3:33)
  • Club Remix (4:07)
  • Live from Dallas (3:58)
  • Still the One: Live from Vegas (3:45)

Charts[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Billboard, November 15, 1997.
  2. ^ Twain, Shania. "Shania Twain "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" Guitar Tab in D Major - Download & Print". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Shania Twain awards". ShaniaTwain.com. 2009-06-16. Archived from the original on 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Chart Stats". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-06-26. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Shania Twain - Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  6. ^ "Shania Twain - Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  7. ^ "Shania Twain - Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  8. ^ "Shania Twain - Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  9. ^ "Shania Twain - Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  10. ^ "Shania Twain - Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  11. ^ "Shania Twain - Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2000-02-14. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  12. ^ "Shania Twain - Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  13. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3430." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 19, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  14. ^ "Shania Twain – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Shania Twain.
  15. ^ "Shania Twain – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Shania Twain.
  16. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Shania Twain – Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved January 13, 2011.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Shania Twain – Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved January 13, 2011.
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Shania Twain – Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved January 13, 2011.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Shania Twain – Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)". Singles Top 100. Retrieved January 13, 2011.
  20. ^ "Shania Twain: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 13, 2011.
  21. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"Longneck Bottle"
by Garth Brooks
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 19, 1998
Succeeded by
"Longneck Bottle"
by Garth Brooks