Shania Twain Admits the Spoken Intro of "You're Still the One" Is "So Corny"

"I never enjoyed that part"

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BY Alex HudsonPublished Apr 4, 2024

"You're Still the One" is one of Shania Twain's biggest hits — a multiple-platinum-selling single that, as of this writing, is only slightly behind "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" as her most-streamed song. Despite its popularity, however, Twain acknowledges that she doesn't like the track's spoken-word intro, which she finds "so corny."

Appearing on this week's episode of the podcast Song Exploder, she recalled working on the song with producer (and then-husband) Mutt Lange.

"Mutt wanted to add the sensuality to the intro of the song," Twain said. "He wanted to milk the romance. And I never enjoyed that part. I'm like, 'Agh, this is so corny.'"

When podcast host Hrishikesh Hirway suggested listening to it, Twain cackled and exclaimed, "See, it makes me laugh even thinking about listening to it!"

She recalled of her time in the vocal booth, "I'm in there and I'm just giving him a bunch of different takes. I would have liked to listen to the outtakes, because I'm sure I was laughing between some of them, thinking, 'Oh my god, I'm really pouring it on here.'"

Despite the intro's undeniable cringe factor, the uncomfortableness of its intimacy is undeniably one of the song's strengths. Hear Twain discuss "You're Still the One" on Song Exploder below.

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