No One Needs to Know

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"No One Needs to Know"
No One Needs to Know.jpg
Single by Shania Twain
from the album The Woman in Me
B-side "Leaving Is the Only Way Out"
Released May 15, 1996
Genre Country pop
Length 3:04
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain singles chronology
"You Win My Love"
"No One Needs to Know"
"Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)"
"You Win My Love"
"No One Needs to Know"
"Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)"

"No One Needs to Know" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music artist Shania Twain. It was released in May 1996 as the sixth single from her album The Woman in Me. The song was written by Twain and Mutt Lange. The song became Twain's third consecutive number-one hit on country radio, and fourth overall. It spent one week at the top of the chart in July 1996. It was originally released to radio in May 1996. The song was also used in the 1996 film Twister and included on the soundtrack. "No One Needs To Know" was later included on Twain's 2004 Greatest Hits collection.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard reviewed the single favorably, calling it "an infectious concoction that boasts a lighter, fresher sound than her previous outings". They also stated that the "harmonica-accented production has a cool kind of retro feel" which "should help her sell a few more records".[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "No One Needs to Know" was filmed in Spring Hill, Tennessee and directed by Steven Goldmann. It was filmed on April 3, 1996 and released on May 15, 1996 on CMT. The video consists of Twain and a backing band playing at a rather large farm house, while a tornado (filmed by Charles Robertson) arrives, coinciding with the theme of the Twister movie. One version of the video contains scenes from the movie, while another, the 'Performance Only' version is just of Twain and the band. The 'Performance Only' version of the video is available on Twain's DVD The Platinum Collection. Both videos start with a brief "rehearsal", during which Twain gives instructions to the band, they play a few bars and Twain mixes up the lyrics.

Chart performance[edit]

"No One Needs to Know" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of May 11, 1996 at number 62. The song spent 20 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number one on July 13, 1996, where it remained for one week. The single became Twain's fourth number-one single (third consecutive), fourth top ten single, and sixth consecutive top twenty single. "No One Needs to Know" became Twain's fastest climbing single to reach number one when it did so in ten weeks, a record held by both "Any Man of Mine" and "You Win My Love" when they made number-one in eleven weeks.


Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 8
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 7
Preceded by
"Time Marches On"
by Tracy Lawrence
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

July 13, 1996
Succeeded by
"Daddy's Money"
by Ricochet
Preceded by
"Anita Got Married"
by Duane Steele
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 15-July 22, 1996
Succeeded by
by LeAnn Rimes


  1. ^ Billboard, May 11, 1996.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3030." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 15, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Shania Twain Chart History (Hot Country Songs)" Billboard.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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