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Don't! (Shania Twain single - cover art).jpg
Single by Shania Twain
from the album Greatest Hits
Released January 17, 2005
Recorded 2004
Length 3:56
Label Mercury Nashville
  • Robert John "Mutt" Lange
  • Shania Twain
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain singles chronology
"Party for Two"
"I Ain't No Quitter"

"Don't!" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music singer Shania Twain. It was released in January 2005 as the second single from her Greatest Hits album. The song was written by Twain and then-husband Robert John "Mutt" Lange. The song was also included under the end credits of the 2005 film An Unfinished Life, and in the Brazilian soap opera América.[1]

Music video[edit]

Shania in the music video for "Don't!" wearing white dress with corset.

The music video for "Don't!" was shot in Oaxaca, Mexico at Quinta Real Hotel[2] and Yucca plantation. It was filmed on October 24, 2004[3] and released January 2, 2005, it was directed by Wayne Isham. The video is available on some of the commercial singles for "Don't!". In 2006, CMT Canada named "Don't!" the eighth sexiest country music video.

In the video Twain rides a horse through rows of Yucca wearing a red dress, and walks around in the hotel wearing a white dress and corset. Near the end of the video, a tear runs down her face.

Chart performance[edit]

"Don't!" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of January 29, 2005 at number 44, Twain's fourth highest debut of all time, and highest of the week. The single spent 15 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number 24 on April 2, 2005, where it remained for one week. "Don't!" became Twain's first single to miss the top 20 since 2000's "Rock This Country!".

Released to adult contemporary radio on March 28, 2005,[4] "Don't!" debuted at number 29, the highest debut of the week, on April 16, 2005. The single spent 16 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number 18 on May 14, 2005, where it remained for four non-consecutive weeks. "Don't!" became Twain's tenth consecutive top 20 single there.

In the UK, "Don't!" appeared at its peak position of number 30 on March 12, 2005. This became, and remains, her lowest peaking single in that country, and only remained on the chart for two weeks. It fell to number 57 in its second week, then fell off the chart completely. To date, it is her last single to chart in the UK.[5]

Track listings[edit]

These are the formats for major releases.

UK CD single

  1. "Don't" - 3:53
  2. "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" (Live) - 4:23
  3. "From This Moment On" (Live) - 4:07
  4. Enhanced: "Don't" - Music Video

UK CD single - Limited Edition

  1. "Don't" - 3:55
  2. "Party For Two" (Kenny Hayes Remix) - 5:43

Germany CD Maxi

  1. "Don't" - 3:53
  2. "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" (Live) - 4:23
  3. "From This Moment On" (Live) - 4:07
  4. Enhanced: "Don't" - Music Video

Germany CD single

  1. "Don't" - 3:55
  2. "I'm Gonna Getcha Good! (Live) - 4:23

Official versions[edit]

  • Album Version (3:56)
  • Radio Edit (3:30)

Cover version[edit]


Chart (2005)[6] Peak
Canadian Singles Chart 10
Eurochart Hot 100[7] 58
German Singles Chart[8] 58
Irish Singles Chart[8] 48
UK Singles Chart[8] 30
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 24
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[10] 18
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[11] 22


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