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"Come On Over" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music singer Shania Twain. It was the tenth single and title track from her third studio album Come On Over (1997). It was written by Twain and her then-husband, Robert John "Mutt" Lange. "Come On Over" was originally released to North American country radio stations in September 1999. The song went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2000.[1] "Come On Over" was included in the setlists of the Come On Over Tour and Now Tour and in a medley during the Up! Tour; it was also performed at the CMAs on September 29, 1999. The song was later included in Twain's 2004 Greatest Hits album.

"Come On Over"
Come on over (single cover).JPG
Single by Shania Twain
from the album Come On Over
B-side"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"
ReleasedSeptember 6, 1999
Format
Recorded1997
Genre
Length2:55
LabelMercury Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain singles chronology
"You've Got a Way"
(1999)
"Come On Over"
(1999)
"Rock This Country!"
(2000)

Contents

CompositionEdit

The song is performed in the key of E major with a tempo of 76 beats per minute in 2
2
time
. The key changes to F major for the second verse and second chorus, followed by F major for the remainder of the song. The chords alternate between perfect fourths (E–A, F–B, and F–B, respectively).[2] Twain's vocals span from B3 to F5 in the song.

Critical receptionEdit

Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying "It's a cheerful little message of survival and empowerment all wrapped up in a tasty musical package", and predicted "in a career that shows no sign of losing momentum, this is the next sure hit."[3]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Come on Over" was taken directly from Twain's 1999 Live special from Dallas. It was filmed on September 12, 1998 and released over a year later on October 6, 1999. Directing credit is given to Larry Jordan. This video was the second live video released from the Come on Over album, following "Honey, I'm Home". The next video released after "Come on Over" was "Rock This Country!" which was also taken from a concert. The video is available on Twain's DVD The Platinum Collection.

Chart performanceEdit

"Come on Over" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of September 11, 1999 at number 52, the highest debut of the week. The single spent 20 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number six on December 4, 1999, where it remained for two weeks. "Come on Over" became the eighth top ten single from Come on Over, her 12th in all, as well as her 15th (ninth consecutive) overall top 20 single. On the Billboard Hot 100, the song peaked at number 58, though reached number 43 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. In Canada, "Come on Over" debuted at number one on the RPM Country Singles Chart.[4]

Official versionsEdit

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shania Twain awards Archived May 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Lange, Robert John. "Shania Twain "Come on Over" Sheet Music in E Major - Download & Print". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  3. ^ Billboard, September 11, 1999
  4. ^ "RPM Volume 70 No. 2, November 01, 1999". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-05-12.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7269." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 1, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "Shania Twain Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Shania Twain Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.

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