“You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain

Being romantically involved with someone much older is never easy as it garners a lot of criticism. In this case, Shania Twain and her ex-husband, Robert John “Mutt” Lange, were faced with people and press criticizing their relationship. Lange was 17 years older than Twain. They were assuming that Twain was only with Lange to boost her career. However, 5 years into their marriage, Twain and Lange were still growing strong and had used all the external negativity as their influence for “You’re Still the One”.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Shania Twain's You’re Still the One at Lyrics.org.

The Lyrics

Twain starts the song by slowly whispering the intro, setting the mood of a tender, love song. It gives us an in-depth feeling of her vulnerability being in love.

Expressing how the love between her husband and her (back then) was genuine, Twain notes that they’ve beaten “the odds together” by not letting the external negativity control their relationship. As the years go by with them still going strong, she finds happiness looking back at “how far” they’ve come. Even with all the years spent together, the addressee is still the only one she wants to be with and love.

While many would have given in when the world seemed to be against them, causing their relationships to break, Twain and Lange did the opposite. They turned the negativity directed at them into something positive and used it to grow and strengthen their relationship. Their marriage went on to last for almost 2 decades.

"You’re Still the One" Lyrics

When was “You’re Still the One” released?

“You’re Still the One” was released on 27th January, 1998 as single number 3 from Twain’s third album, “Come On Over”.


This powerful love song was written by the couple themselves – Shania and Robert.

Robert (aka “Mutt”) who was born in South Africa, is considered one of the finest record producers and songwriters of his generation. Aside writing and producing songs with Shania, he is also known for working with major artists ranging from The Boomtown Rats to Bryan Adams to Celine Dion.


“You’re Still the One” only topped the charts in both Australia and Canada. In the United States and the UK, it peaked at positions 2 and 10, respectively. By reaching number 2 in the former country, it made history because it gave Shania her first American top-10 hit.

Elsewhere in the world, this is how it performed:

New Zealand#9

The song is currently enjoying 2x Platinum status in America with a sales of over 2 million units. In Britain, it holds a Platinum certification with sales of more than half a million units.

“You’re Still the One” at the Grammys

This hit song was nominated for 4 Grammys in 1999 (eventually winning 2 of them). The first win was in the “Best Country Song” category whereas the second was in the “Best Female Country Vocal Performance”. It however, lost in the following categories:

Record of the Year
Song of the Year
  • Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”
  • Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”
  • Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris”
  • Kirk Franklin’s “Lean on Me”
  • “You’re Still the One”

Notable Live Performance

Twain made a special surprise appearance at 2022’s Coachella. She came on as part of Harry Styles’ debut headline slot for the Arts and Music Festival held in Indio, California. The pair wore matching rainbow sequined looks as they sang “You’re Still the One”. The pair also performed Twain’s hit song, “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” at that same event.

Popular Usage and Covers of “You’re Still the One”

The song was featured in the trailer of 2022 American comedy road film, “Dog”. The movie stars Channing Tatum (who also directed the film alongside Reid Carolin).

Lay’s featured the track in an advertisement released early this year that starred Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen.

“You’re Still the One” has been covered by many artists over the years such as:

Is Shania Twain still married to Mutt Lange?

After 17 years of marriage, the couple divorced in 2010. This was after Lange was found to have had an affair with Twain’s best friend, Marie-Ann Thiébaud. Marie-Ann was married to one Frédéric Thiébaud at that point in time.

Interesting to not is that Twain eventually went on to start a relationship with Frédéric (Marie-Ann’s former husband). Frédéric and Twain ended up getting married after dating for about 2 years.

You’re Still the One

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