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Shania Twain reveals why she might cut famous Brad Pitt reference from her hit song

The "That Don't Impress Me Much" singer is hitting the Glastonbury stage later this month

Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
June 6, 2024
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Shania Twain will be one of the Legends performing at the Glastonbury Festival later this month, joining co-headliners Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA.

The singer, 58, appeared on the podcast Sidetracked with Annie and Nick to speak about her upcoming performance, which will be her first time at Glastonbury.

Shania and host Nick Grimshaw discussed potential song choices for her setlist (and why she considers leopard-print to be her favorite color), and one that came up was her iconic 1997 hit "That Don't Impress Me Much."

One of the most well-known lines from the song was the lead-up from the pre-chorus into the chorus, in which she name checks one of the era's hottest stars, singing: "Okay, so you're Brad Pitt/That don't impress me much."

Nick asked Shania whether she had ever considered changing the name from "Brad Pitt" to someone else, or whether she'd even actually done it, and the Canadian country-pop star revealed that she did indeed.

"Who would be your 'So you think you're Brad Pitt' or 2024 do you think?" he asked, and she responded: "Well, I was at a live show, and Ryan Reynolds was in the audience."

Brad Pitt in a suit© Getty Images
Shania quipped that she could potentially see the "Brad Pitt" name check being swapped out

"And I just very cheekily said 'Ryan Reynolds' because he was there and it was very cute," she shared, explaining that her reasoning behind picking Brad was a "James Dean" quality to him.

"I sort of see Brad Pitt as a James Dean of his generation," she continued. "And I see Harry Styles as that as well, can't you see that? He's rugged, but pretty, does that make sense? It's like a charm that he has."

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Shania believed that the best pick for a new "Brad Pitt" in the song would be "Harry Styles," and even tried adding it in on the spot, justifying it by saying: "And it sings good too!"

Brad Pitt in the film "Legends of the Fall."© Getty Images
"I sort of see Brad Pitt as a James Dean of his generation."

Shania and Harry have long expressed their admiration for each other, which came to a head in 2022 when the former surprised audiences at the latter's Coachella set, with the two even wearing matching patterned sequined outfits. Shania then presented him with an award at the 2023 BRIT Awards.

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The "You're Still the One" hitmaker spoke with Zane Lowe last year about how she didn't expect the Coachella performance at first to be so significant to their fans across generations.

Harry Styles accepts the award for Song of the Year  from Shania Twain on stage during The BRIT Awards 2023  at The O2 Arena on February 11, 2023 in London, England.© Getty Images
She theorized that Harry Styles would be the perfect person to fill that role

"I didn't realize the significance of that moment," she added. "I just saw it as a moment to get together with Harry, but I didn't see it as such a landmark moment… It was such a wonderful surprise, everyone's reaction."

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She continued: "It's the Harries, his age group and even younger. Their moms had my music on, and they're in the backseat, and they know. At some point, they know every word by heart." Shania also added how she saw fans from Harry's generation at her shows today.

Shania Twain and Harry Styles perform onstage at the Coachella Stage during the 2022 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 15, 2022 in Indio, California.© Getty Images
Shania and Harry became great friends when she surprised his fans at his Coachella set

"They're there with their mom or their grandmother, or they're just there with a bunch of girls because they were little kids together, growing up together, listening to this stuff. Now, it does absolutely make sense, and it's beautiful."

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