Shania Twain wasn’t the first pop-savvy country superstar to embody feisty female self-determination. But her second album, 1995’s The Woman in Me, was a revelation and, for Nashville, something of a revolution, too. Despite still being fairly new to the industry, the Canadian-born artist exercised independence from a system that relied on the songwriting material, studio direction, and cautious marketing strategies of Music Row pros. She cowrote and recorded the entire album with her then-husband, producer Mutt Lange, who’d specialized in thundering backbeats and arena-rock licks in his work with AC/DC and Def Leppard.
The dozen tracks were stocked with taut, galvanizing hooks and an attitude that was down-to-earth, but sparkled with modern irreverence, forwardness, and youthful kick. The project proved to be a broadly appealing blockbuster, spinning off a string of chart-toppers, including the frisky, fiddle-accented shuffle “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?,” the honky-tonk stomp “Any Man of Mine,” and the roadhouse rocker "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!"
Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)
Any Man of Mine
Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
(If You're Not In It for Love) I'm Outta Here!
The Woman In Me (Needs the Man In You)
Is There Life After Love?
If It Don't Take Two
You Win My Love
Raining On Our Love
Leaving Is the Only Way Out
No One Needs to Know
God Bless the Child
12 SONGS, 48 MINUTES
FEBRUARY 7, 1995
℗ 1995 MERCURY RECORDS, A DIVISION OF UMG RECORDINGS, INC.