Chart Rewind: In 1998, Shania Twain Continued to Make Herself at ‘Home’ Atop Hot Country Songs

On Oct. 31, 1998, Shania Twain’s “Honey, I’m Home” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, becoming the most recent of her seven leaders.

Twain co-authored the single with her then-husband, Robert “Mutt” Lange, who also produced it.


The song became the third of three Hot Country Songs No. 1s from Twain’s Come On Over album, following “Love Gets Me Every Time,” which led for five weeks – Twain’s longest reign – beginning in November 1997, and “You’re Still the One” (one week, May 1998).

The set debuted at the Top Country Albums summit and proceeded to dominate for a then-record 50 weeks. Dating to the chart’s 1964 inception, Come On Over remains the longest-commanding collection by a woman. Among all acts, it’s tied with Luke Combs’ This One’s for You for the second-longest rule, after Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album (97 weeks).

Twain logged her first four Hot Country Songs No. 1s from her previous album The Woman in Me, in 1995-96: “Any Man of Mine” (two weeks), “(If You’re Not in It for Love) I’m Outta Here!” (two), “You Win My Love” (two) and “No One Needs To Know” (one week).

Along with her Hot Country Songs haul, which includes 17 top 10s, Twain (born Eileen Edwards on Aug. 28, 1965, in Windsor, Ontario) has scored five No. 1s on Top Country Albums. This February, her Queen of Me LP opened at its No. 2 high, becoming her seventh top 10 set.

Now 58, Twain was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in August 2022. She is currently on the fall leg of her Queen of Me Tour. Her latest Las Vegas residency begins in May 2024 at the Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

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