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  • Breakthrough Hit: "Any Man of Mine", her first #1. Second single from her second Mercury album.
  • Chart Displacement: Popular songs such as "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!", "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?", "That Don't Impress Me Much", "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)", "From This Moment On", and "Forever and For Always" do not rank among her #1 hits. Her longest-lasting Hot Country Songs #1 is "Love Gets Me Every Time", which overall lacked the staying power of any of the above.
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  • Creator Couple: With Robert John "Mutt" Lange until the divorce.
  • No Export for You: Her double album Up! was released in the US and Canada with the first disc being pop mixes (red) and the second disc being green (country mixes). The rest of the world got the red disc too, but the second disc was a blue disc (Indian mixes) instead of the country disc. This was probably because of the then-popularity of bhangra in the UK. The general consensus is that the country disc is much better than the Indian-inspired one, and that non-North American fans got screwed.
    • The original version of Come On Over, which features the original country mixes, better mastering, a different cover, and a different track order was only released in the US and Canada. Elaborating further in...
  • Remade for the Export: In 1998, the previous year's album "Come On Over" was remixed for an international market with an emphasis given to ballads and dance tunes, with most of the country songs relocated to the b-side as well as having some of the country influences toned down or removed entirely. Several of the singles released in 1999 were remixes, prompting another reissue of the record replacing their 1998 mixes with the 1999 ones. Most of the remixing was subtle, but the following examples were more noticeable:
    • "From This Moment On" had Bryan White's verse vocals removed due to his lack of success abroad though he is still present in the choruses. The 1999 release has "The Right Mix" of the song, which has the same instrumentation as the 1998 mix except with bass slightly lowered and percussion brought up slightly.
    • "I Won't Leave You Lonely" removed the accordion and slide guitar that dominated the chorus-verse transitions and the bridge, making it sound more like "Every Breath You Take" in the process. This wasn't a single
    • "You've Got A Way"'s 1998 remix has much of the guitar removed, but the 1999 mix (done for the movie Notting Hill) reinstates this yet adds some extra synth and vocals.
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    • "Whatever You Do! Don't!" replaces the opening fiddles with electric guitar, and removes the less prominent slide guitar parts, though wasn't a single.
    • "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" removed the fiddles, added more synth, replaced the slide guitar with echoing backing vocals and used a drum machine in the international version of the song. The music video inverted this, using an alternate mix which toned down both the synth and the electric guitar.
    • "Love Gets Me Every Time" lost the fiddle and slide guitar riffs for the international version.
    • "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"'s international version used the fiddle riff found in the bridge more frequently with the original riff relegated to the opening instead. A dance beat was later applied to cash in on the line-dancing craze, even though it was only released as a UK single in early 2000.
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    • "That Don't Impress Me Much" was reworked as a dance tune in 1999, featuring a more sparse guitar riff as well as synths. This was a hit single everywhere. Both were used in the music video.
    • "Honey I'm Home" used a drum machine, removed the clapping and slide guitars and used synth in the chorus.
    • "If You Wanna Touch Her, Ask!" was completely remixed as a electro ballad, though wasn't a single.
  • Reclusive Artist: She mostly just hides away and tries her hardest to stay out of the public light. Especially after the Up! album.
  • What Could Have Been: She was planning to release a Christmas album in 2000 but aborted it in favour of Up!.


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