Song Stories

“You're Still the One”

Shania Twain | 1998

When Mutt Lange saw Shania Twain's "What Made You Say That" video, the producer was smitten and immediately started making calls to arrange a meeting. Six months after they met, Lange and Twain were married. "It was definitely a force that brought us together," Twain told Rolling Stone. "Something drove him, and I'm not even sure he knew what it was." While friends and critics questioned the quick marriage — some said Lange was too old for Twain, others suggested Twain was using Lange — this crossover hit fired back, boasting that their love has remained strong. They divorced 10 years later.

Song Stories Main Next

Song Stories

“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

More Song Stories entries »