January 2

Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” Sings Female Empowerment

Man! I Feel Like a Woman!

“Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” from Shania Twain is surely an anthem for all of the women out there who just want to have a little bit of fun and freedom. The song is filled to the brim with lyrics and candid emotions about empowering women and how fun it is to be one. 

The girls need a break-tonight we’re gonna take
The chance to get out on the town
We don’t need romance, we only want to dance
We’re gonna let our hair hang down


The best thing about being a woman
Is the prerogative to have a little fun

-Shania Twain

Origins

The inspiration of this song is based from Twain’s experience working to provide for her brothers and sisters after their parents died in a car crash. Her main source of inspiration came from seeing some drag performers working at the same resort as her. In an interview with Billboard, she explain further the song’s lyrics:

That song started with the title, then it kind of wrote itself. The whole expression is a celebration of being a woman these days, I think we’re kind of spoiled in a lot of ways, with the advantages we have. Feminists may not feel that way, but I do. It’s pretty darn fun to be a woman.

Listen to the anthemic song here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJL4UGSbeFg

The amazing song is a huge nod to Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love” and toTone L?c‘s “Wild Thing” music videos. It showcases Twain dancing and twirling around with models. 

The song served as Twain’s headline on her performance of her Super Bowl Halftime show. It was performed by Carrie Underwood during her run on the hit TV show American Idol. It was also sung by Britney Spears in her first movie “Crossroads.

Check out their covers below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UboI0Dtx8rY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4E98w-AZ1g

Critical Reception

“Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” earned Twain her second Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. It also won her another award for her Best Country song.  The song also won both BMI Songwriter Awards and The Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) for “One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year.”

It’s definitely safe to say that this is one of Twain’s most successful songs ever. and it’s all that sweeter that it’s a nod to all the women out there.


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Country, Country Classic, Man! I Feel Like A Woman, Shania Twain


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