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Saturday, 14 May 2011


"Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" is a song by Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was the second country single from Shania Twain's 1997 album,Come on Over, but was the seventh to be released to international markets. The song was written by Mutt Lange and Shania Twain. Originally released in1997, the single peaked at number six becoming Twain's sixth Top 10 hit on the Billboard country singles chart. The song was later released as her last single to European and Australian markets in 2000. "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)", which reached #5 in the UK in 2000, was included on the 2004 Greatest Hits package.
It is widely acknowledged that the song was written by Twain as a rebuttal to those in the Country and Western movement who had criticised her for "selling out" to the music industry in general (her hit That Don't Impress Me Much started out as a gentle C&W ballad but was pumped up to become a fully fledged rock song).
Billboard magazine called the single a "weak song," though predicted it would do well commercially nonetheless.[1] The magazine criticized the immaturity of the song's lyrics and said the production was sub-par.

In June 1997, Twain held auditions for clogg dancers. In August 1997, it was reported that Larry Jordan will be directing the music video, which Twain confirmed herself in early October 1997. From October 18 to 19, 1997 the music video was shot and it debuted on November 12, 1997. The video is set on a stage that is covered in water and Twain is accompanied by backup Irish dancers following the Riverdance craze of the time and children playing fiddles. By the end of the video the sprinklers come on and everyone including Twain gets soaked. "Don't Be Stupid" won the Video of the Year award at the 1998Canadian Country Music Awards.[2] Two versions of the video exist, one with the 'Original Album Version', and one released to Europe in 2000 of the 'Dance Mix Single'. The original video is available on Twain's DVD The Platinum Collection. The latter is available via iTunes and also can be seen on YouTube.
"Don't Be Stupid" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of November 15, 1997 at number 51, the highest debut of the week. The single spent 20 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number six on January 31, 1998, where it remained for two weeks. It reached number two on the Country Singles Sales chart. The single became Twain's sixth top ten single and her eighth top 20 hit. "Don't Be Stupid" became Twain's fifth appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 where it peaked at number 40. It reached number 25 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart. In Canada the song hit number 12.
"Don't Be Stupid" became Twain's fourth biggest single in the UK. It also became her fourth consecutive, fifth overall, top ten single and it hit #5. It debuted on February 26, 2000, at its peak of number five. It remained on the chart for 11 weeks.

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