Shania Twain: ‘I love singing with Harry Styles’ – Music News

On the latest episode of Home Now Radio on Apple Music Hits, Shania Twain shares her ultimate playlist. She tells Apple Music that she’s “texting friends” with Harry Styles, says she’d love to duet with him in the future, and offers to let him borrow her signature leopard print. She also remembers introducing herself to Madonna, being inspired by ABBA, revealing one of her favorite karaoke songs, and more.

Shania Twain tells Apple Music she’d love to duet with Harry Styles and he’s welcome to borrow her signature leopard print…
I love singing with Harry Styles. (Singing). That’s such a cool lyric. ‘I love you’. Harry and I are texting friends. Yes, I’m bragging. No, I’m a really big fan of Harry Styles, and he’s apparently a fan of mine too. He likes to sing ‘You’re Still The One’, and he does it sometimes on his show, his live show, which is really cool and a huge compliment. So thank you Harry. You and I should definitely duet together. We could do a version of one of your songs. I like your music. We could do a version of one of my songs, or we could just write a song from scratch and go from there. One thing that I find really cool that we share is that we love to wear leopard print. You look good in it. The leopard print is Shania Twain’s signature print, but of course Harry Styles can borrow it because he’s so cute and talented. So yes, you have my permission. Go ahead. Carry. Don’t exhaust it.

Shania Twain tells Apple Music that she introduced herself to Madonna and “spread out”…
Alright, this next song is definitely a huge sing-along song. I’m talking about the great Madonna of 1989, “Like a Prayer”. I remember meeting Madonna. I met him at the Grammy’s one year. I was already seated, she was going to her seat, and I was bold and I got up and said, “Can we have a picture?” Or, I think the photographer near us suggested we take a picture together. I fanned myself. I must admit. Yeah. Okay. I love you Madonna.

Shania Twain tells Apple Music she was inspired by ABBA…
The deepest memory groove, I guess, of the specific song “Dancing Queen” is my seventh grade gym school dance. I just remember in the gym, it was my first dance, and the classic scenario of being in the gym, and there were chairs lined up along the walls and everyone was really super shy. And I just remember the girls dancing in groups to “Dancing Queen,” of course. Musical arrangements have always been, for me, very complex and difficult to put in mind at the age of 12. So big, big influence of ABBA in my musical career.

Shania Twain tells Apple Music that Billy Joel is one of her musical heroes…
I met Billy Joel at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert at Madison Square Garden. And he was such a lovely, cheerful, happy, smiling man. One of my heroes, heroes of music. Billy Joel and I also presented an award together at the 39th CMA Awards in 2004. Keith Urban was the big winner. So Billy Joel and I have shared a few moments together, and we’ve shared, unbeknownst to him, many, many, many hours of singing along to his classics, and ‘Piano Man’ is way up on my list.

Shania Twain says Apple Music Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” is a karaoke song and a staple of her early sets…
It’s a song I used to sing in my set when I started making rock music as a teenager. I loved singing Journey. I still love singing with Journey. You know what? “Don’t Stop Believing” is definitely a great karaoke song. It inspires me. Alright, my next karaoke, I’m going to cover this song, and it’s going to take me back to my teenage years when I used to do it on my shows.

Shania Twain on Olivia Newton-John…
Every song she sings is, I don’t know. Her voice just has a very sweet style and sound, and it always makes me feel good when I hear her sing, and I’m talking about Olivia Newton John. So I was a big fan of Olivia when she was doing country music. I was a big fan of the music from the movie Xanadu, 1980. And of course everything she did with John Travolta from the movie Grease, and I know I’m not alone there. I met Olivia in Las Vegas. I went to see her show and I loved it and I was able to meet her afterwards. She sang so well live. And of course I sang with every song and every word.

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