When Celine Dion burst out onto the scene as a 25-year-old French-Canadian singer, many people touted her to be the next Barbra Streisand. Celine Dion had released seven French albums by the time she was 18 before her manager introduced her to English music.
She credits her success to her manager, Rene Angelil, who put his house up for mortgage to finance her first studio album, Unison, in 1990. Her 5-octave vocal range is one of the most powerful voices, which has produced some of the most powerful pop music in recent times.
Let’s countdown some of the best and most powerful Celine Dion songs of all time.
10. If You Asked Me To
This track was initially recorded by Patti Labelle in 1989 as a soundtrack for the James Bond film, License to Kill. Celine Dion covered the song for her second self-titled studio album in 1992. The song peaked at the top position in the Canadian Charts and peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. Celine Dion’s powerful vocals in her version of the song are unmatched, and her performance will touch your soul more than the original version.
9. A New Day Has Come
“A New Day Has Come” is the perfect song to listen to when you are sad, depressed, or in pain. The track is a piano-driven ballad that is complemented by Celine Dion’s heavenly voice.
According to Celine, the song represented the birth of her new child. The song was well-received by critics who praised Celine for her vocals and uplifting lyrics. The track peaked at position 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top ten of several European countries.
8. Beauty and the Beast
If you have a voice like Celine Dion’s, you are bound to attract the attention of movie producers to produce movie soundtracks. “Beauty and the Beast,” which was performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, is the closing soundtrack for the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast.” Both singers complemented each other effectively with their smooth, warm voices that perfectly fit the Disney narrative for Beauty and the Beast.
7. I’m Alive
The number seven track in our list of the best Celine Dion songs is another uplifting midtempo classic in which Celine expressed her fulfillment as a mother and wife. The track was a commercial success in the US, Canada, and many European countries. The song has been certified platinum in Belgium and is gold certified in France.
6. That’s the Way It Is
“That’s the Way It Is” is a track that has stood the test of time and is always a masterpiece anytime you listen to it. The track was produced by Swedish producers who had produced hits for Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and NSYNC.
Even by her high standards, this track remains to be one of Celine Dion’s most compelling releases ever. The track spent 85 weeks on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart, becoming one of the longest-running songs in the chart’s history.
5. It’s All Coming back To Me Now
“It’s All Coming back To Me Now” is the first track off Celine Dion’s 1996 album, Falling Into You. The full version of the song runs for seven minutes and thirty-seven seconds, while the radio edit runs for five minutes and thirty-one seconds. The song was written by Jim Steinman, who wanted to write the most romantic song that he could ever create. The video of the song portrays the theme of a lost loved one and is one of the best Celine Dion songs.
4. Where Does My Heart Beat
This song premiered in 1989 at the Eurovision Song Contest in Switzerland, where Celine Dion performed the song along with her winning song “Ne partez pas sans moi.” The track also became Celine Dion’s highest-charting English-language song at the time, and it won her the ASCAP Pop Award.
Although it was her first song in English, she delivered the perfect vocal performance in the song. The song peaked at position four on the US Billboard Hot 100, making Celine Dion the first French-Canadian artist to have a top ten hit.
3. The Power of Love
The devotion and love that Celine Dion showed for her husband was immense, and we can feel it through such songs. “The Power of Love” was initially written by Jennifer Rush in 1984 before Celine Dion covered it. In the song, Celine Dion’s vocals are clear and powerful, yet they are quite elegant. The song was certified platinum in the US and Australia and is considered to be one of the most powerful love songs ever.
2. Because You Loved Me
This track has sold over 2 million copies in the US alone and is a global hit that has topped several charts in the US, Australia, and Canada. In the song, Celine Dion thanks her lover for always encouraging her, supporting her, and making the world a better place for her hence enabling her to achieve her dreams. The song won Celine Dion a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media and is her second most streamed song in the US.
1. My Heart Will Go On
“My Heart Will Go On” is the ultimate Celine Dion signature song. If you’ve watched the Titanic film, you will remember hearing this classic play as the credits roll. The track is widely regarded as the best movie song of all time, selling over 18 million copies globally, and is one of the best-selling singles of all time.
In addition to being the best-selling track of 1996, “My Heart Will Go On” has been included in RIAA’s (Recording Industry Association of America) list of the greatest songs of all time. The song has won two Grammy Awards and an Oscar and is Celine Dion’s greatest song.
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