I'm Gonna Getcha Good!

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"I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
Shania Twain - I'm Gonna Getcha Good.JPG
Single by Shania Twain
from the album Up!
Released September 23, 2002 (2002-09-23)
Recorded 2002
Length 4:29 (album version)
4:01 (red single version)
Label Mercury Nashville
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain singles chronology
"I'm Holdin' On to Love (to Save My Life)"
"I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"

"I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music singer Shania Twain. It was the first single from her album Up! The song was written by Mutt Lange and Shania Twain. "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" was originally released to American radio on September 23, 2002. Shania chose "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" as the first single for Up! since she felt it was relatable to past Shania singles, and she didn't want something too unfamiliar. The song has become one of her biggest hits worldwide, charting in different countries that she has never had hits in before. At the 2003 Juno Awards "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" was named Country Recording of the Year.[1] Later, the Jonas Brothers covered the song for the soundtrack for their film Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.

Critical reception[edit]

Reception to "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" was mostly positive, though many reviews compared the song to earlier singles. Billboard called the single "one catchy little puppy," though stated the song is "more a reminder of where we've been than where she's planning to take us".[2] About.com called the song "pure ear candy from beginning to end".[3] Entertainment Weekly gave the song a C+ grade and found Shania "softening every edge with skillful vixen-next-door charm".[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" was shot in London, UK and directed by Paul Boyd. The music video as written by visualist Ash Beck. It was filmed on August 22 and 23, 2002 and debuted on CMT on October 4, 2002. The video is set in a dystopian futuristic setting, with Twain riding a motorcycle out of a secret location and cruising around the city. She passes what she thinks is a rock sculpture, which then reveals to be a flying robot, who attempts to capture Twain and trap her. She manages to evade being captured by tricking the robot into one of its own traps, and narrowly dodges the explosion. Intercut throughout are scenes of Twain and a band performing in a music video studio setting behind a glass wall. Near the end of the video, she is revealed to be a clone of the actual Twain, who is nearby when she finds the robot's eye and throws it to break the glass. The video ends with the Twain-clone slowly stepping into the outside world. The video was a success, peaking at number one on VH1's weekly countdown. The video won the Best Video of the Year Award at the 2003 Canadian Country Music Awards, and Concept Video of the Year at the 2003 CMT Flameworthy Awards. The 'Red SFX Edit' version of the video is available on the DVD-Audio version of Up!, while the 'Green' version is available on Twain's budget video compilation A Collection of Video Hits. After the video shoot, Shania donated the "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" costume to the Shania Twain Centre in her hometown of Timmins, Ontario.

In total there are six versions of the "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" video. The first to be released was the original version for both the 'Red' and 'Green' radio mixes. These were later replaced by an 'SFX Edit' version for both Red and Green versions which featured more sound effects from the motorcycle and robot. The 'Blue' mix was released solely in India, and an alternative 'Red' version was released featuring only Twain and her band performing in the studio setting to the longer album version, unlike the original video which is shortened to suit the radio edit.

Chart performance[edit]

"I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of October 19, 2002 at number 24, setting what was then a record for the highest-ever debut by a female artist on the country charts (it would later be surpassed by Gretchen Wilson's "All Jacked Up" and later Carrie Underwood's "So Small"). The single spent 20 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number seven on December 7, 2002, where it remained for one week. "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" became Twain's 13th top ten single and 17th top 20 single. The song reached number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart.

At adult contemporary radio, "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" debuted at number 27 the week of November 16, 2002, the highest debut of the week. The single spent 26 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number ten on December 21, 2002, where it remained for three non-consecutive weeks. "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" became Twain's fifth top ten single and sixth consecutive top 20 single.

"I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" became Twain's third biggest single in the UK, only behind "That Don't Impress Me Much" and "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!". It also became her fifth consecutive, sixth overall, top ten single. It debuted on November 16, 2002, at its peak at number four. It remained on the entire chart for 15 weeks.[5]

In Canada, the commercial single became Twain's first number one on the Canada Singles Chart. The song also gained enough airplay in Romania to hit the number one spot. In all, the song hit the top ten in 14 countries: Canada, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.


As Twain had been out of the media spotlight for several years, and because "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" was the lead single from a brand new album, the singer performed the song worldwide to help bring herself back into the limelight, and to sell the album (as well as the single). Sexually suggestive images were used to brand the single and promotion started in Europe, where in Germany she performed on Wetten, dass..?, in the UK she performed at BBC, Royal Variety Show, CD:UK, and Top of the Pops. In Sweden she performed the single on Bingolotto and in Portugal she performed on the Herman SIC Show. In Italy she performed at the Festival della canzone italiana. Following promotion in Europe she headed to Japan where she performed at the Japan Music Festival. In November 2002, she headed to North America, where she performed the song for the first time at the 2002 Country Music Awards on November 6. In New York the song was performed on The Late Show on the album release day (November 19) and The Today Show. In Canada Shania headlined the Grey Cup half time show from Edmonton, and performed "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" and "Up!" on November 24. In 2003 the song was also performed on the American Music Awards in a medley with "Up!", the Early Show and Vh1 Big in '03.

Official versions[edit]

  • Red Album Version (4:29)
  • Green Album Version (4:29)
  • Blue Album Version (4:34)
  • Red Radio Edit (4:02)
  • Green Radio Edit (4:02)
  • Blue Radio Edit (4:04) (Used for Video)
  • Sowatt Dance Mix (4:32)
  • Sowatt Extended Dance Mix (7:57)
  • Live from Still the One: Live from Vegas (4:12)

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!":[6]

  • CD maxi 1 - Australia
  1. "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" (red) – 4:29
  2. "In My Car (I'll Be the Driver)" (red) – 3:17
  3. "In My Car (I'll Be the Driver)" (blue) – 3:11
  • CD maxi 2 - Australia
  1. "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" (Green) – 4:29
  2. "C'est la vie" (red) – 3:42
  3. "C'est la vie" (blue) – 3:36

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Die Another Day" by Madonna
Canadian number-one single
January 4, 2003
Succeeded by
"Jenny from the Block" by Jennifer Lopez
Preceded by
"Objection (Tango)" by Shakira
Romanian Singles Chart
January 20, 2003
Succeeded by
"Feel" by Robbie Williams


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