Whenever you hear or read the name Shania Twain anywhere, what comes first into your mind?
Many would definitely exclaim, “a singer”, “a performer”, “a songwriter”. Well, she is definitely well known as a country pop artist who has become popular with songs such as ‘You’re Still The One’, ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’, ‘I’m Gonna Getcha Good’, and ‘Man! I Feel Like A Woman!’ to name a few. Her success garnered her several honorific titles including the “Queen of Country Pop“.
But who can ever miss out the song that has taken off not just only in America, but also in Oceania, parts of Europe, and Asia? Mostly sung and performed during weddings, Shania Twain’s ‘From This Moment On‘ is a song in celebration of love, joy, and happiness.
About The Song
Appeared on the album Come On Over in 1997, From This Moment On is a country-pop written and performed by Canadian singer Shania Twain, and produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange.
From This Moment On is a song most commonly performed on weddings, engagement proposals, or bridal showers. The first part of the song contains the wording of a traditional marriage vow. This is the first hint that the song is about marriage.
I do swear that I’ll always be there
I’d give anything and everything and I will always care
Through weakness and strength, happiness and sorrow
For better for worse, I will love you with
Every beat of my heart
Digging deep into the lyrics, the song purely conveys a great love, an answered prayer, and a dream come true. Truth be told, these are some things almost all people wish to have.
You’re the reason I believe in love
And you’re the answer to my prayers from up above
All we need is just the two of us
My dreams came true because of you.
The song ends with a promise of forever love, starting from this moment on…
Twain once revealed From This Moment On was written during a soccer game in Italy. She further explained
“We were in Italy at a soccer game. My husband loves sports. I don’t know the game that well, so my mind drifted and I started writing.”
At first, Twain thought that From This Moment On would be perfect for singer Celine Dion. However, as Twain and Lange developed the song, they concluded that it would work best as a duet. While their first choice for the duet was Elton John, they chose country singer Bryan White. Twain later described White as “the best male voice in country music. Beyond country music”.
“He’s an excellent singer. So he needed to be on this record, because the song soars. It demands that. It demands dynamics.”
White explained that, by the time he went to the recording, the song was mostly finalized, and described it as ‘extremely challenging’ vocally.