Dakota Rhodes showed a new side to Shania Twain’s massive hit “You’re Still the One” by stripping it back to an acoustic ballad, pushing forward the country feel. Rhodes hits it out of the park, helped by the fact she’s an amazing vocalist who really brings out the feeling behind the lyrics.
The 25-year-old American singer-songwriter also accompanies herself on acoustic guitar for the cover, which you can watch below. The original song by Twain is a full pop production, but Rhodes’ simple acoustic arrangement really brings home the romantic story behind the lyrics. Her 536k subscribers on YouTube loved the video and it’s currently her most popular upload, with 5.9 million views.
Rhodes’ fans on YouTube couldn’t get enough of the cover, with comments like “Awesome rendition. One of the best performances that I’ve heard of this song!” and “I cried when I heard you sing. I love your voice.” Rhodes writes her own original music and has also uploaded a number of popular covers over the years, from artists such as Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles.
The second most popular video on Rhodes’ channel is her cover of “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran. She again performs the song as a simple acoustic version and fans loved it, with 2.8 million views on the video so far. Rhodes switches up the feel of the song by providing a more delicate vocal and singing in a higher register than Sheeran did.
It’s no surprise that Rhodes’ cover of “You’re Still the One” was popular with viewers, as the song was a massive hit when Twain dropped it back in 1998. The ballad was released as the third single from her third studio album Come On Over. The song was written by Twain and producer Mutt Lange, who had married four years prior and celebrates the success of their marriage despite the challenges they faced.
“You’re Still the One” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, eventually going x2 Platinum, as well as topping the charts in Australia and Canada. Buoyed by several successful singles, Come On Over eventually became the highest selling country music album of all time in the US, going x20 Platinum.