Shania Twain reveals surprising truth behind hit song in never-before-seen unearthed footage

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Nothing gets a Shania Twain fan going like hearing the iconic "Let's go girls" intro of her hit anthem, Man, I Feel Like a Woman.

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However, legendary and synonymous to the singer as the song might be, the star recently shockingly revealed just how exhausting it can be to sing it.

Taking to Instagram to release a never-before-seen clip from her latest documentary, which didn't make it to the final cut, she confessed the truth behind the epic 1997 bop.

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In the unearthed clip, the songstress appears looking fabulous as usual, donning a black, silk button-down shirt and a perfectly messy bun atop her head, and she's in a recording studio listening to her song.

As the song came to an end, she recalled recording it and confessed: "So I remember recording this, by the time I would get to the third of that chorus… it was really, really tiring."

She further explained: "It's a hard song to sing, actually, and I feel like I should do my own warm ups to that vocal."

Shania's surprising revelation

In the previously unreleased footage, she goes on to impressively harmonize with herself, and joking: "I'm now harmonizing with my – how old was I? – thirty-something self."

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She also took to the caption of the post to acknowledge her surprise at how many recordings don't make it into the final version of the documentary. She said: "One thing I learned during the filming of the Not Just A Girl documentary is... There's so much stuff that doesn't make the final cut!!

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The star makes her performances look effortless

"I want to share some of those unseen moments with you because it would be a shame to waste them! This one is pretty fun - Here's me harmonizing with... me!!"

Fans were quick to express excitement over seeing the extra shot, writing: "Always so amazing," and: "I love this content!" as well as: "Thank you for sharing these moments with us," plus another added: "Love seeing how an icon works!!"

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