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Music Review: Shania Twain Greatest Hits (2004)

Recently, I’ve been under a lot of stress and wanted to listen to music that made me feel better. Usually that means I listen to 80’s music, specifically soft rock and power ballads, but this time I wanted to listen to some familiar country music. While looking through my CD albums for something to listen to, I found my copy of Shania Twain Greatest Hits CD. It’s been a while since I actively listened to Shania’s music so I decided to listen to it. While listening to it, I began to feel much more at ease about life, and I also felt inspired to write a review about it.

Shania Twain Greatest Hits is a collection of her biggest hits of her career. This CD was released by Mercury Records and is from 2004 (or 2003 if you want to believe what my computer’s music playing program says the year of it’s release was). Because of this, it does not cover any of her albums or songs released after 2004.

The track list is as follows…

  1. Forever and For Always
  2. I’m Gonna Getcha Good!
  3. Up!
  4. Come On Over
  5. Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
  6. That Don’t Impress Me Much
  7. Form This Moment On
  8. Honey, I’m Home
  9. You’re Still The One
  10. Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
  11. Love Gets Me Every Time
  12. No One Needs to Know
  13. You Win My Love
  14. (If You’re Not in It For Love) I’m Outta Here!
  15. The Woman in Me (Needs The Man in You)
  16. Any Man of Mine
  17. Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
  18. Party for Two (with Mark McGrath)
  19. Don’t!
  20. Party for Two (with Billy Currington)
  21. I Ain’t No Quitter

The track list does not put each of the songs in order of it’s release, but puts them in an order to make the album easier to listen to from start to finish. I personally don’t mind this because I usually like to listen to whole entire albums from start to finish or until I get tired to listening to the album.

Included in the album are pop and country versions of some of her songs from her Up! album, such as the pop version of I’m Gonna Getcha Good! and the country version of Up!. Shania’s 2001 Up! album contained two versions of the songs from the album: country and pop. This was done in response to complaints by country music that her previous album Man! I Feel Like a Woman! was to pop sounding. I’m happy the pop and country versions of the songs are included in this album, but only one version per song. I strongly believe the country version of Up! was more popular than the pop and the pop version of I’m Gonna Getcha Good! was more popular than the pop, which would explain why the version of each of the songs are included on the album.

In addition to the country and pop versions of songs from the Up! album, there are also two versions of one song on this album. The song, Party for Two, also followed a similar style of release to that of the songs from her Up! album. There are two versions of the song, one pop and one country, but, since the song is a duet, each version of the song has a different male singer. The pop version has Mark McGrath, who is lead singer of the band Sugar Ray and was very popular in the 2000’s, which the country version has Billy Currington, another very popular country singer in the 2000’s. At the time of the release of this album, Party for Two was the most recent song released that was sung by Shania.

After listening to the album, I really liked the order the songs are placed on the album. They are easier to listen to and the styles of the songs complement each other as the music genres change from country to pop to country crossover. The volume level of the songs on the album are balanced enough that I didn’t need to change the volume to be louder or softer when each the next song is played. All the songs most popular songs from Shania’s career are here, including my personal favorites Man! I Feel Like a Woman!, Forever and For Always, and Any Man of Mine. I really enjoy listening to this album and highly recommend this album to anyone who wants to listen to all of Shania’s best songs on one album.

Well, that’s all for now! Thank you for reading!

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