Home Ain't where His Heart Is (Anymore)

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"Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)"
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Single by Shania Twain
from the album The Woman in Me
B-side "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?"
Released July 24, 1996
Format Radio single
7" vinyl single
Genre Country
Length 3:59
Label PolyGram/Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange,
Shania Twain
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain singles chronology
"No One Needs to Know"
"Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)"
"God Bless the Child"

"Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music artist Shania Twain. It was released in July 1996 as the seventh single from her album The Woman in Me. It was written by Twain and Mutt Lange. The song became the first from The Woman in Me not to reach the top 20 of the country charts. "Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)" was also included in a medley on Twain's Come on Over Tour, but was not included on her 2004 Greatest Hits release.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard reviewed the song favorably, calling it a "powerfully affecting ballad" and praising Twain's "sensitive treatment."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Home Ain't Where His Heart Is" was shot in Montreal, Quebec and directed by Steven Goldmann. It was filmed on July 9, 1996 and debuted on July 24, 1996 on CMT. The video features Twain as a wife and mom, and shows the hard times she's going through as described in the song. The video is shot in black and white and is available on Twain's DVD The Platinum Collection.

Chart performance[edit]

"Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of August 10, 1996 at number 66. The song spent 14 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number 28 on October 5, 1996, where it remained for one week. The single became Twain's first from The Woman in Me to miss the top 20.

Official versions[edit]

  • Album Version (4:12)
  • Radio Edit (3:59)


Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 7
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 28

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 80


  1. ^ Billboard, August 3, 1996.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9917." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 7, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Shania Twain – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Shania Twain.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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