Love Gets Me Every Time

Album: Come On Over (1997)
Charted: 25
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Songfacts®:

  • In this song, Shania Twain gives up on her plan to stay single and lets herself fall in love - seems her heart changed her mind. Twain often sings in character, but this one parallels her personal life. She met the producer Mutt Lange in 1993 and they got married just six months later. They also wrote this song together, along with the rest of the tracks on the Come On Over album.
  • With a pedal steel guitar and a drawl from Shania when she sings the line "I darn gone and done it," "Love Gets Me Every Time" is one of more country of her songs, which often veer toward pop. It climbed to #1 on the Country chart, her fifth #1 on that tally.
  • This was the first single from Shania Twain's third album, Come On Over. Her previous album, The Woman In Me, was released two years earlier in 1995 but was still spawning singles well into 1996. When "Love Gets Me Every Time" was released as a single ahead of the album in September 1997, country radio stations jumped on it. The progressive "new country" movement was still big at the time and Twain was a core artist with a well-tuned publicity machine. The single built anticipation for the album, which came out in November and put up eye-popping sales figures. It sold over 20 million copies just in America and produced 10 more singles, including the hits "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" and "You're Still the One."
  • "Love Gets Me Every Time" earned a regular spot on Twain's setlists, including on her Still The One and Up! tours, and her Las Vegas residency.

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