Single by Shania Twain
from the album Greatest Hits
Released January 17, 2005 (Country)
February 14, 2005 (Europe)
February 28, 2005 (UK)
March 28, 2005 (US)
Format Maxi Single
5" CD Single
Digital Download
Recorded 2004
Genre Country
Length 3:56
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange,
Shania Twain
Producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain singles chronology
"Party for Two"
"I Ain't No Quitter"

"Don't!" is a song by Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was the second single released from her 2004 Greatest Hits album (not to be confused with the Billy Currington song of the same title). The song was written by Twain and then-husband Mutt Lange. "Don't!" underperformed on most charts, mostly due to no promotion by Shania and very little by the label. The highest it made was number ten airplay in Canada. The song was also included under the end credits of the 2005 film An Unfinished Life, and in the Brazilian soap opera América.[1]


Music video

Shania in the music video for "Don't!" wearing white dress with corset.

The music video for "Don't!" was shot in Oaxaca, Mexico at an abandoned hotel and Yucca plantation. It was filmed on October 24, 2004[2] and released December 30, 2004, it was directed by Wayne Isham. The video is available on some of the commercial singles for "Don't!". In 2006, CMT Canada named "Don't!" the eighth sexiest country music video.

In the video Twain rides a horse through rows of Yucca wearing a red dress, and walks around in the hotel wearing a white dress and corset. Near the end of the video, a tear runs down her face.

Chart performance

"Don't!" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of January 29, 2005 at number 44, Twain's fourth highest debut of all time, and highest of the week. The single spent 15 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number 24 on April 2, 2005, where it remained for one week. "Don't!" became Twain's first single to miss the top 20 since 2000's "Rock This Country!".

Released to adult contemporary radio on March 28, 2005,[3] "Don't!" debuted at number 29, the highest debut of the week, on April 16, 2005. The single spent 16 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number 18 on May 14, 2005, where it remained for four non-consecutive weeks. "Don't!" became Twain's tenth consecutive top 20 single, making all of Twain's singles released to AC hit the top 20 so far.

In the UK, "Don't!" appeared at its peak position of number 30 on March 12, 2005. This became, and remains, her lowest peaking single in that country, and only remained on the chart for two weeks. It fell to number 57 in its second week, then fell off the chart completely. To date, it is her last single to chart in the UK.[4]

Official versions

  • Album Version (3:56)
  • Radio Edit (3:30)


Chart (2005)[5] Peak
Canadian Singles Chart 10
Eurochart Hot 100[6] 58
German Singles Chart[7] 58
Irish Singles Chart[7] 48
UK Singles Chart[7] 30
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 24
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 18
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[8] 22


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