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Saturday, 13 February 2010

MY HEART WILL GO ON



So I chose this song this because Noel LOVES Céline Dion's and the other night while laying in bed I thought this would be the PERFECT throwback song for the week. So with this being valentine weekend and Noel NOT being here, I know the words of this song will reache him as both of our hearts go on…

"My Heart Will Go On" is the theme song of the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic. With music by James Horner, lyrics by Will Jennings, and production by Walter Afanasieff, it was recorded by Céline Dion. Originally released in 1997 on Dion's album Let's Talk About Love, it went to number 1 all over the world, including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. My Heart Will Go On was released in Australia and Germany on December 8, 1997, and in the rest of the world in January and February of 1998.[1] It became one of the best-selling singles of all time, and was the world's best selling single of 1998.[2][3]

Horner had originally composed the song as an instrumental motif that is used in several scenes during Titanic. He then wanted to make a full vocal song out of it, for use in the end credits of the film. Director James Cameron did not want such a song, but Horner went ahead anyway and got Jennings to write the lyrics. Dion was Horner's first choice to sing it, but when she heard the song, she did not want to record it. It was her manager and husband, René Angélil, who convinced her to record a demo version, which was something she hadn't done for many years. Horner waited until Cameron was in an appropriate mood before presenting him with the song. After playing it several times, Cameron declared his approval, although worried that he might be criticised for "going commercial at the end of the movie."

The song was recorded in one take and without instrumental accompaniment. Horner, Dion, and later Sony Music Entertainment decided to use this first recording because "Dion's voice was perfect."
The music video was directed by Bille Woodruff and released at the end of 1997. It was included later on the All the Way… A Decade of Song & Video DVD.

At the height of the song's popularity, some radio stations in the U.S. and the UK played an edited version of the song, that had dramatic moments of dialog from the Jack and Rose lead characters in the film inserted in between Dion's vocal lines. It was included later on Back to Titanic second soundtrack album.

"My Heart Will Go On" is Céline Dion's biggest hit and one of the best-selling singles in history. In the U.S. the song debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed in that position for 2 weeks. It spent 10 weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and was also number 1 for 2 weeks on the Hot 100 Singles Sales. Only a limited number of copies was released – 690,000 – which were sold out in a few days. The single was eventually certified gold in the U.S. The song also became number 1 on several other U.S. charts: Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks (for 10 weeks), Top 40 Mainstream (10 weeks), Hot Latin Pop Airplay (4 weeks) and Hot Latin Tracks (1 week). "My Heart Will Go On" was the first English-language song to top the Hot Latin Tracks chart and Dion was given a Billboard Latin Music Award for that achievement.

"My Heart Will Go On" was number 1 all over the world, spending many weeks at the top position, including: 17 weeks on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, 15 weeks in Switzerland, 13 weeks in France and Germany, 11 weeks in the Netherlands and Sweden, 10 weeks in Belgium Wallonia, Denmark, Italy and Norway, 7 weeks in Belgium Flanders, 6 weeks in Ireland, 4 weeks in Australia and Austria, 2 weeks in Spain and the UK, and 1 week in Finland.

"My Heart Will Go On" won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Original Song.[5] It dominated the Grammy Awards of 1999, winning Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television.[6] "My Heart Will Go On" won also the Golden Globe Award for "Best Original Song-Motion Picture" in 1998.[7]

Due to the song's widespread popularity when it was released, it is considered to be Céline Dion's signature song.[14] Today, along with two other songs from film soundtracks, Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" from The Bodyguard and Bryan Adams' "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, it is considered one of the biggest love ballads of the 1990s.

12 comments:

  1. OK man so should the rest of us just hang it up or what? You know as well as I do that this song and Celine was derided here in the US and around the world. Yet, and here I have to say that I too am either way to pedestrian or tasteless or clueless, the song is one of my favorites. I'm not afraid to be sentimental - which was the epithet thrown at Celine by the music consigliari when it was released - and as far as I'm concerned there is probably no other love song in 30 years that so heart wrenchingly captures the poignency of loss. Kudos man - you just have this way of blowing everyone else out of the water.

    Hope you and Noel get back together REAL SOON! We are all rooting for both of you. So fine you are.

    Scott

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  2. Happy Valentine handsome.
    saludos,
    raulito

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  3. SCOTT-TAY - YOU JUST SAY THE NICEST THINGS...THANKS FOR YOUR POSITIVE ENERGY!

    RAULITO - SAME TO YOU GUY...

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  4. Happy Valentine's Day, mane.

    Snatch JOY!

    One.

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  5. DOPE FIEND - HAPPY V-DAY!

    MOANERPLICITY - LOVE SNATCHING JOY!

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  6. Hehe... Celine Dion is a guilty pleasure of mine. My mama, bless her, loves her, and was roundly derided by me, my sibling, and my old man for it.

    In fact as I type I'm listening to Think Twice on YouTube.

    As far as drama goes, remember It's All Coming Back to Me Now from 1996? That was some OTT fuckries and no mistake. Love the loopy crone!

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  7. GARCON STUPIDE - I THOUGHT YOU DIDN'T DO ANY FEMALE ARTIST...NICE TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE INTO ONE...

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  8. Celine is in a league of her own, her music is so soothing.

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  9. What made you think that! Annie Lennox is at the core of my very being, for one thing...

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