Shania Twain

 
in the beginning of her career Shania did everything to get a music contract. she work with several bands and made demos. in the 80s she did backing vocals on the song "Heavy on the Sunshine" with Tim Denis and during the making of her first album she did backing vocals on Sammy Kershaw's "Haunted Heart" album.
I know two demo songs: "Wildflower" & "This Man of Mine", you can both hear them here.
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VH1 Divas

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the first VH1 Divas concert was in 1998 it was created to support the channel's "Save The Music Foundation" this concert is on cd & dvd. in 2003 Shania attend again to sing with Stevie Wonder: "Superstition"

-released: October 1998-

My All - Mariah Carey
Make It Happen - Mariah Carey
Turn The Beat Around - Gloria Estefan
Heaven's What I Feel - Gloria Estefan
Dr. Beat/Conga/Rhythm Is Gonna Get You/1-2-3/Get On Your Feet
- Gloria Estefan
Man! I Feel Like A Woman! - Shania Twain
You're Still The One - Shania Twain
Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin & Mariah Carey
River Deep, Mountain High - Celline Dion
The Reason - Celine Dion & Carole King
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
You've Got A Friend - Carole King, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan & Shania Twain
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - The Divas
Testimony - The Divas

Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida

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Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is a album that contains songs from the musical Aida but then with "famous" music artist. the music is by Elton John and the lyrics by Tim Rice. Shania sings the song ''Amneris Letter", she only performed it once on her "Winterbreak" TV Special
when Elton John was her guest.

-released: March 23, 1999-

Another Pyramid - Sting
Written In The Stars - Elton John with LeAnn Rimes
Easy As Life - Tina Turner with Angelique Kidjo
My Strongest Suit - Spice Girls
I Know The Truth - Elton John with Janet Jackson
Not Me - Boyz II Men
Amneris Letter - Shania Twain
A Step Too Far - Elton John with Heather Headley & Sherie Rene Scott
Like Father Like Son - Lenny Kravitz
Elaborate Lives - Heather Headley
How I Know You - James Taylor
The Messenger - Elton John with Lulu
The Gods Love Nubia - Kelly Price
Enchantment Passing Through - Dru Hill
Orchestral Finale - Elton John

Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin'

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On April 09, 2003 a concert was given to celebrate Willie Nelsons 70th Birthday, Shania and other artist payed tribute to Willie by singing his songs, Shania also sang with him "Forever and For Always". there is also a DVD special of this concert.

-released: June 24, 2003-

I Didn't Come Here (And I Ain't Leavin')
Night Life duet with Eric Clapton
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain duet with Shania Twain
Homeward Bound duet with Paul Simon
Beer For My Horses duet with Toby Keith 
Crazy duet with Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
To All The Girls I've Loved Before duet with Wyclef Jean
The Wurlitzer Prize duet with Norah Jones
She Loves My Automobile duet with ZZ Top
Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground duet with Shelby Lynne
A Song For You duet with Ray Charles
I Coundn't Believe It Was True duet with John Mellencamp
Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning duet with Kenny Chesney
Run That By Me One More Time duet with Ray Price
One Time Too Many duet with Steven Tyler

Just Because I'm a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton

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Shania is a big Dolly Parton fan, so when she heard about this tribute album she wanted to express that by singing her favorite Dolly song: "Coat Of Many Colors". she sings it with Alison Krauss & Union Station and Dolly did backing vocals. she performed it with them on the Oprah Winfrey Show and she performeds it with them in The Kennedy Centre when Dolly was honored for her lifetime of contributions to the arts
on December 03, 2006

-released: October 14, 2003-

9 to 5 - Alison Krauss and Union Station
I Will Always Love You - Melissa Etheridge
The Grass Is Blue - Norah Jones
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind - Joan Osborne
The Seeker - Shelby Lynne
Jolene - Mindy Smith
To Daddy - Emmylou Harris
Coat of Many Colors - Shania Twain with Alison Krauss & Uninon Station
Little Sparrow - Kasey Chambers
Dagger Through The Heart - Sinéad O'Conner
Light Of A Clear Blue Morning - Allison Moorer
Two Doors Down - Me'shell Ndegeocello
Just Because I'm A Woman - Dolly Parton

Music from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives

the single "Shoes" is from the soundtrack: "Desperate Housewives" a TV-Serie, it was written by Shania Twain, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Tammy Hyler, Joie Scott & Kim Tribble

Album release: September 25, 2005

Shoes - North-American Promo Single (country)

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released: August 29, 2005

Shoes - w/ Edie Intro
Shoes
Shoes

Shoes - UK Version

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released: March 06, 2006

Shoes (Pop Mix)
Shoes (Country Mix)


Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends

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Shania's on Anne Murray's duet album with "You Needed Me"

-released: November 13, 2007-

Danny's Song - Martina McBride
I Just Fall In Love Again - Dusty Springfield
Another Pot O'Tea - Emmylou Harris
Daydream Believer - Nelly Furtado
Somebody's Always Saying Goodbye - Jann Arden
Song For The Mira - Celtic Woman
Time Don't Run Out On Me - Carole King
Cotten Jenny - Olivia Newton-John
A Love Song - K.D. Lange
You Needed Me - Shania Twain
Nobody Loves Me Like You Do - Dawen Langstroth
You Won't See Me - Shelby Lynne
Could I Have This Dance - Amy Grant
A Little Good News - Indigo Girls
Snowbird - Sarah Brightman
When I Fall In Love (live) - Celine Dion
Si Jamais Je Te Revois (If I Ever See You Again) - Isabelle Boulay

Lyrics

Wildflower
Written by Doug Edwards and Dave Richardson

She's faced the hardest times
you could imagine
and many times her eyes fought back the tears
and when her youthful world
was about to fall in
each time her slender shoulders
bore the weight of all her fears
and a sorrow no one hears
still rings in midnight silence,
in her ears Let her cry, for she's a lady
let her dream, for she's a child
let the rain fall down upon her
She's a free and gentle flower,
growing wild

and if by chance I should hold her
let me hold her for a time
but if allowed just one possession
I would pick her from the garden,
to be mine

Be careful how you touch her,
for she'll awaken
and sleep's the only freedom that she knows
and when you walk into her eyes,
you won't believe
the way she's always paying
for a debt she never owes
and a silent wind still blows
that only she can hear and so she goes

Let her cry, for she's a lady
let her dream, for she's a child let the rain fall down upon her
She's a free and gentle flower,
growing wild

This Man Of Mine
Written by Eilleen Twain
-ureleased demo, this song became “Any Man of Mine” 1994-

This man of mine is all I hoped for
He’s everything I dreamed and so much more
He’s got a way to make the sun shine when it rains
He’s got a  way I can’t explain

Chorus:
This man of mine is a walkin’, talkin’ angel
He’s the reason that I live
This man of mine’s got a gentle soul, a heart of gold
And so much love to give
There will never be another one like him
I love this man of mine

This man of mine is a believer
A dreamer of lover’s in the sand
He likes to go for long walks and he always holds my hand
He’s a romantic kind of man

Chorus:

He doesn’t have a bad bone in his body
No he never has a mean thing on his mind
And when he says he’ll be somewhere he’s always on time
He’s too good to be true this man of mine

Chorus: 3x and fade

Amneris Letter
Written by Tim Rice

I'm sorry for everything I've said
And for anything I forgotten to say too
When things get so complicated
I stumble, at best, muddle through

I wish that our lives could be simple
No, I don't want the world, only you
Oh, I wish I could tell you this face to face
But there's never the time, never the place
So, this letter will have to do
I love you

Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain
Written by Fred Rose

In the twilight glow I seen her
Blue eyes crying in the rain
as we kissed goodbye and parted
I knew we'd never meet again

And love is like a dying ember
Only memories remain
And through the ages I'll remember
Blue eyes crying in the rain

Someday when we meet up yonder
We'll stroll hand in hand again
In the land that knows no parting
Blue eyes crying in the rain

Coat Of Many Colors
Written by Dolly Parton

Back through the years
I go wonderin once again
Back to the seasons of my youth
I recall a box of rags that someone gave us
And how my momma put the rags to use

There were rags of many colors
Every piece was small
And I didn't have a coat
And it was way down in the fall

Momma sewed the rags together
Sewin every piece with love
She made my coat of many colors
That I was so proud of

As she sewed, she told a story
From the bible, she had read
About a coat of many colors
Joseph wore and then she said

Perhaps this coat will bring you
Good luck and happiness
And I just couldn't wait to wear it
And momma blessed it with a kiss

My coat of many colors
That my momma made for me
Made only from rags
But I wore it so proudly
Although we had no money
I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me

So with patches on my britches
Holes in both my shoes
In my coat of many colors
I hurried off to school
Just to find the others laughing
And making fun of me
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me

And oh I couldnt understand it
For I felt I was rich
And I told them of the love
My momma sewed in every stitch
And I told em all the storys
Momma told me while she sewed
And how my coat of many colors
Was worth more than all their clothes

But they didn't understand it
And I tried to make them see
That one is only poor
Only if they choose to be
And I know we had no money
But I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me
Made just for me

Shoes
Written by Shania Twain, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Tammy Hyler, Joie Scott & Kim Tribble

Tell me 'bout it.
Ooh!

Men: have you ever tried to figure them out?
Huh, me too, but I ain't got no clue: how 'bout you?
Men are like shoes, made to confuse.
Yeah, there's so many of 'em,
I don't know which ones to choose. (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)
Ah, sing it to me if you agree. (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)

There's the kind made for runnin',
The sneakers and the low down heels. (Whoa!)
The kind that will keep you on your toes,
And every girl knows how that feels. (Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh.)
Ouch, ah, sing it with me. (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)

Chorus:
You've got your kickers an' your ropers,
Your everyday loafers, an' some that you can never find.
You've got slippers an' your zippers,
Your grabbers and your grippers, an' man, don't you hate that kind?
Some you wear in, an' some you wear out,
Some you wanna leave behind. (Some you wanna leave behind.)
Sometimes you hate 'em, an' sometimes you love 'em,
I guess it all depends on which way you rub 'em,
But a girl can never have too many of 'em.

It's amazing what a little polish'll do:
Men are like shoes.

Some make you feel ten feet tall, (Tall.)
Some make you feel so small. (So small.)
An' some you wanna leave out in the hall,
Or make you feel like kickin' the wall. (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)
Ah, sing it with me, girls, ooh! (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)

Chorus:

Some can polish up pretty good:
Ah, men are like shoes.

It's amazing what a little polish will do,
Some clean up good, just like new.
Some you can't afford, some are real cheap.
Some are good for bummin' around on the beach.

(You've got your kickers and your ropers,)
(Your everyday loafers,)
Yeah, some that you can never find.
(You've got your slippers and your zippers,)
(Your grabbers an' your grippers.)
And man, don't ya hate that kind?

Chorus:

I ain't got time for the flip-flop kind...
Men are like shoes.

You Needed Me
Written by Randy Goodrum

I cried a tear
You wiped it dry
I was confused
You cleared my mind
I sold my soul
You bought it back for me
And held me up and gave me dignity
Somehow you needed me.

Chorus:
You gave me strength
To stand alone again
To face the world
Out on my own again
You put me high upon a pedestal
So high that I could almost see eternity

You needed me
You needed me

And I can't believe it's you, I can't believe it's true
I needed you and you were there
And I'll never leave, why should I leave
I'd be a fool
'Cause I've finally found someone who really cares

You held my hand
When it was cold
When I was lost
You took me home
You gave me hope
When I was at the end
And turned my lies
Back into truth again
You even called me friend

Chorus

 2x
You needed me
You needed me

Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know
Written by R.J.”Mutt”Lange, Eilleen Lang & Scott

-performed by Britney Spears on her album: “Oop!... I did it again” 2000-

My friends say you're so into me
And that you need me desperately
They say you say we're so complete

But I need to hear it straight from you
If you want me to believe it's true
I've been waiting for so long it hurts
I wanna hear you say the words, please

Chorus:
Don't, don't let me be the last to know
Don't hold back, just let it go
I need to hear you say
You need me all the way
Oh, if you love me so
Don't let me be the last to know

Your body language says so much
Yeah, I feel it in the way you touch
But til' you say the words it's not enough
C'mon and tell me you're in love, please

Chorus

C'mon baby, c'mon darling, ooh yeah
C'mon, let me be the one
C'mon now, oh yeah

I need to hear you say
You love me all the way
And I don't wanna wait another day
I wanna feel the way you feel
Oh, c'mon

Don't, just let me be the one
Don't hold back, just let it go
I need to hear you say
You need me all the way
So…baby, if you love me
Don't let me be the last to know

Only A Woman Like You
Written by M.Martin/Rami/R.J.”Mutt”Lange & Eilleen Lange

-performed by Micheal Bolton on his album: “Only A Woman Like You” 2001-

It's beautiful, your honesty
You cry when you need to
You say what you feel
You're never afraid to wear you heart on your sleeve
You're always so open with me

It's in your voice, I can hear it
The sound of a woman in love

Chorus:
Only a woman can love you so much
Give you her life and give you her trust
Not any woman can do what you do
Only a woman like you

It's magical, your love for me
It's more than a man could ever receive
I'm just a man and it's hard to believe
A woman like you could love me

It's in your eyes, I can see it
The look of a woman in love

Chorus

If only I could find the words to say
But I just can't, so forgive me
Cause you took the words away
You answered every prayer I always prayed

It's in your touch, I can feel it
The feeling of a woman in love

Chorus 2x