The 1997 American epic romance and disaster film Titanic was directed by James Cameron and written by James Cameron. The film was produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau and starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, David Warner Bill Paxton. The film’s soundtrack was composed by James Horner and released on November 18, 1997. Below is a ranking of All The Songs from The Titanic Soundtrack.
15. Hymn To The Sea – James Horner (1997)
The fifteenth track on the Titanic soundtrack is “Hymn To The Sea,” composed by James Horner. The song is a beautiful and haunting piece played over the film’s end credits. The track features cello and violin solos performed by I Musici de Montréal. It was nominated for Best Original Song at the 1998 Academy Awards. The song describes the power and beauty of the ocean.
14. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion (1997)
“My Heart Will Go On” is a power ballad performed by Celine Dion and written by James Horner and Will Jennings. The song is the main theme to the 1997 American epic romance and disaster film Titanic, directed by James Cameron. “My Heart Will Go On” was released as a single in December 1997. The song became Dion’s biggest hit and one of the best-selling singles of all time. The song was nominated for numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. The song was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Record of the Year and won the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Award.
13. An Ocean Of Memories – James Horner (1997)
It’s the final song on the soundtrack, and it’s a beautiful one. “An Ocean of Memories” captures the sadness of the movie and the characters’ memories of Titanic. The song was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song. The song is about Rose remembering her time on Titanic and all the people she met and lost. It’s a really powerful song, and it’s one of my favorites from the soundtrack.
12. A Life So Changed – James Horner (1997)
“A Life So Changed” is track 12 on the Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack, released in 1997. The song was written by James Horner and is performed by I Salonisti. The song is about the Sinking of the Titanic and how it affected the lives of those on board. The song is slow and sad and reflects on the tragedy that occurred. The lyrics talk about how the Sinking of the Titanic changed the lives of everyone onboard and how it left a mark on them that would never go away. The song is a beautiful tribute to those who lost their lives in the disaster and is a fitting end to the Titanic soundtrack.
11. A Promise Kept – James Horner (1997)
This track is one of the slower songs from the Titanic soundtrack, and it reflects the love story between Jack and Rose. The song is about Jack promising to protect Rose and keep her safe. This song was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song, but it lost to Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” We like this song because it’s a beautiful love ballad, and it helps set the mood for the film. It’s also a very sad song because it foreshadows Jack and Rose’s tragic ending.
10. Death Of Titanic – James Horner (1997)
This solemn track opens with the sound of the ship’s horn and the string section playing a mournful melody. The song builds in intensity, culminating in the sound of the ship breaking in two. James Horner’s score for Titanic is one of his most well-known and acclaimed works. He received an Oscar for his work on the film, and the soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy.
9. The Sinking – James Horner (1997)
The Sinking is the ninth track on the Titanic soundtrack, released in 1997. Composed by James Horner, the song is a melancholy piece that plays as the ship sinks. The track has been critically acclaimed, with some calling it one of the best tracks on the soundtrack. The Sinking begins with a solo violin, providing a mournful and emotional introduction. The strings and horns soon join in, creating a powerful heartbreaking melody. The song builds in intensity as the ship sinks, with the violins and horns reaching a crescendo as the ship goes down. The Sinking is a beautifully composed and moving piece of music that perfectly captures the tragedy of the Titanic sinking.
8. Unable To Stay, Unwilling To Leave – James Horner (1997)
The eighth song on our list is “Unable to Stay, Unwilling to Leave” by James Horner. Released in 1997 as part of the soundtrack for the epic romance and disaster film Titanic, James Cameron wrote the song. The song is about the doomed lovers Jack and Rose and their inability to stay together or leave each other. The song was played during the film’s climax as the ship sinks into the ocean. James Horner’s music is often used to convey the emotion of a scene, and this song is no exception. The lyrics are sad and poignant, and the music is evocative and heartbreaking. This song is a perfect choice to represent the tragic end of Jack and Rose’s love story.
7. Hard To Starboard – James Horner(1997)
The seventh track on the soundtrack, “Hard to Starboard,” was composed by James Horner. The song is about 5 minutes and 45 seconds long and is played during the scene where the ship starts to sink. The song features a full orchestra and choir. Some people believe that this is one of the best songs from the soundtrack, while others find it a bit over-the-top. Regardless, it’s a powerful and moving piece of music that perfectly fits the scene it was written for.
6. Take Her To Sea, Mr. Murdoch – James Horner (1998)
Penned by James Horner, “Take Her to Sea, Mr. Murdoch” is one of the more somber tracks from the Titanic soundtrack. It plays during the scene where Murdoch (Bill Paxton) orders the ship to turn around in a last-ditch effort to save everyone on board. The song has a feeling of hopelessness, fitting with the scene it was written for.
5. Leaving Port – James Horner (1997)
The fifth track on the album is “Leaving Port.” The song was written and performed by James Horner, who also composed the music for the film. The track is about the departure of the Titanic from Southampton and its passengers’ journey to New York. The song is melancholy, with a slow and sad melody that reflects the sadness of parting from loved ones. The lyrics also hint at the disaster that awaits the ship, with the lines “Farewell my love, my destiny awaits/And I must go/Though it breaks my heart to leave you.”
4. Rose – James Horner (1997)
The fourth song on our list is “Rose” by James Horner. Released in 1997 as part of the Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture soundtrack, the song was written by James Horner and performed by Celine Dion. The lyrics are based on the poem “The Rose” by William Butler Yeats. “Rose” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, but it lost to “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion, also from the Titanic soundtrack.
3. Southampton – James Horner (1997)
“Southampton” is the third track on the Titanic soundtrack album. Composed and conducted by James Horner, the song is a mournful piece that reflects on the ship’s doomed voyage. The lyrics, written by Will Jennings, are specifically about the city of Southampton and the people who left from there to board the Titanic.
2. Distant Memories – James Horner (1997)
The second song on our list is Distant Memories. James Horner wrote and performed this haunting track, the genius behind the entire Titanic soundtrack. The song is played during one of the most emotional scenes when Jack is sketching Rose on the ship’s deck, and Rose remembers her childhood. It’s a beautiful song that perfectly captures the sadness and nostalgia of the moment.
1. Never An Absolution – James Horner (1997)
The opening track on the Titanic soundtrack is “Never an Absolution.” It was written and composed by James Horner, who also composed the music for the film. “Never an Absolution” is a beautiful and haunting piece that sets the tone for the rest of the soundtrack.
This has been a look at the best songs from the Titanic soundtrack. The music of James Horner is truly masterful and helps to make the film as powerful and emotional as it is. These are just a few of the amazing tracks that Horner wrote for the movie, and they are all worth a listen.