She's Not Just a Pretty Face

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"She's Not Just a Pretty Face"
She's Not Just a Pretty Face.jpg
Single by Shania Twain
from the album Up!
B-side "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
Released October 6, 2003 (Country)
Format
Recorded 2002
Genre
Length 3:49 (Red and green versions) 3:39 (Blue version)
Label Mercury Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
North American singles chronology
"Thank You Baby! (For Makin' Someday Come So Soon)"
(2003) Thank You Baby! (For Makin' Someday Come So Soon)2003
"She's Not Just a Pretty Face"
(2003) She's Not Just a Pretty Face2003
"When You Kiss Me"
(2003) When You Kiss Me2003

"She's Not Just a Pretty Face" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music singer Shania Twain. It was the fourth country single from her album Up!. The song was written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange and Twain. Twain had announced that "Nah!" would be the next single after "Forever and for Always", but "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" was released instead. It became Twain's 15th top ten single on Billboard Country. The song was originally to be released to the UK as a pop single on March 24, 2004, but that plan was cancelled. It was however released to Eastern Europe as the fourth single, where it did reasonably well in some countries. "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" debuted in North America on October 6, 2003. Despite reaching the top ten, "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" was not included in Twain's 2004 Greatest Hits CD. The song was also nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the 2005 Grammy Awards. The song was also performed on some highly rated TV shows, The Oprah Winfrey Show, the 2003 Country Music Awards, and the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, all helping it land in the top ten.

Composition[edit]

The song is performed in the key of E major in common time with a tempo of 100 beats per minute. Twain's vocals span from B3 to C5 in the song.[2][3]

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard magazine called the song an "ultra-lightweight country-girl power anthem" and said that it's "exquisite country pop".[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" was taken directly from Twain's 2003 Up! Live in Chicago special. It was filmed on July 27, 2003 and released on October 24, 2003. Directing credit is given to Beth McCarthy Miller. The video is the first of two live videos taken from the special, the next one is "It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing". It is generally believed a live video was issued to promote the release of the DVD, a few weeks later. The video is not officially available on any DVD or single, but the performance can be seen on the Up! Live in Chicago DVD.

Chart performance[edit]

"She's Not Just a Pretty Face" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of October 11, 2003 at number 55. The single spent 20 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number nine on January 10, 2004, where it remained for one week. "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" became Twain's 15th top ten single and 20th (fifth consecutive) top 20 single. It also peaked at number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot 100 Airplay chart.

Track listings[edit]

These are the formats for major releases.

Europe CD Maxi

  1. "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" (Red) - 3:49
  2. "Thank You Baby!" (Live in Chicago) - 4:01
  3. "When You Kiss Me" (Live in Chicago) - 4:08
  4. Enhanced: "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" (Live in Chicago) - Music Video

Europe CD Single

  1. "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" (Red) - 3:49
  2. "Forever And For Always" (Live in Chicago) - 4:03

Audio versions[edit]

  • Red Album Version (3:48)
  • Green Album Version (3:48)
  • Blue Album Version (3:39)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Billboard, October 4, 2003
  2. ^ Lange, Robert John. "Shania Twain "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" Sheet Music in E Major - Download & Print". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2017-07-22. 
  3. ^ "She's Not Just A Pretty Face - Red Version - Shania Twain - Spot On Track". www.spotontrack.com. Retrieved 2017-07-22. 
  4. ^ "Arhiva romanian top 100". SC Vento Consultanta. Archived from the original on May 14, 2005. Retrieved May 3, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Shania Twain – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Shania Twain. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "Shania Twain – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Shania Twain. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 

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