For one day only, that does impress her much.
Shania Twain made a cheeky reference to her hit “That Don’t Impress Me Much” in celebration of Brad Pitt’s 57th birthday.
“Happy Birthday to Brad Pitt, I’ll make an exception for today,” the 55-year-old country music star tweeted Friday with a kissing face emoji.
In the song, a 1998 single from Twain’s third studio album “Come On Over,” the singer rattles off a list of traits she doesn’t find all that important in a man: taking care of his car like it’s his child, being a rocket scientist, or toting around a mirror and a comb to make sure his hair looks perfect at all times.
“OK, so you’re Brad Pitt? That don’t impress me much,” she sings.
Twenty years later, Twain explained in a 2017 interview with Billboard that while she was working on the album, news broke of Pitt’s nude photo scandal with his then-fiancée Gwyneth Paltrow in Playgirl. Pitt would go on to sue the magazine for invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress, claiming a photographer trespassed at a hotel to photograph the couple without their consent.
Twain said she intended to reference the ordeal as something she didn’t think was a big deal, not as any sort of snarky call-out to the actor.
“I just thought, well, I don’t know what all the fuss is about, and this is … where I took it from,” she said. “I’m like, well, that don’t impress me much. I mean, we see people naked every day. That’s really what I thought. I wasn’t picking on Brad Pitt. But that was just the association in that moment and things we make fusses about and whatever. Of course, it could have been any gorgeous guy.”
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