This song was remixed for its single release to sound less country and to appeal more to pop audiences in the hopes of giving Twain a mainstream crossover hit. The plan worked as it became her first Top 10 hit in both the UK and US and reaching #1 in Australia. The song was Twain's most successful single release on the Billboard Hot 100 spending a record nine weeks at #2 (non-consecutive weeks).
Shania Twain wrote this song with her rock producer husband, Robert "Mutt" Lange. Her lyrics were inspired by their marriage, which many felt wouldn't last. The soothsayers were right as Twain and Lange divorced ten years later in 2008 after fourteen years of marriage.
The song won the 1998 Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song.
Though unrelated to Twain's song, the soft rock band Orleans also had a let's-stay-together hit called "Still the One," which reached #5 in the US charts in 1976.
The album Come On Over spent a record 50 weeks at #1 on Billboard country album charts, selling 22 million in the USA and in total worldwide over 39 million. It is at the time of writing the best selling album by a female solo artist in the US and the biggest selling country LP in both the UK and US.
Keith from Orlando, FlThis isn't a cover the Orleans song at all. It was written by Shania Twain and Mutt Lange and it has very little (if anything) in common with the Orleans song other than the title phrase.