Top 10 Celine Dion Songs

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Subscribe: This French Canadian singer rose to super stardom in 90s when she released her debut English language album. With songs like My Heart will Go On, A New Day Has Come, That’s the Way It Is, Because You Loved Me, It’s All Coming Back to Me, I Drove All Night and The Power of Love, it’s no wonder she is one of the most influential musicians of all time. In this countdown we take a look at the Top 10 Celine Dion Songs! Special thanks to our user Francis Chu and Jessica Fendt for submitting the idea on our Interactive Suggestion Tool at MsMojo's Social Media: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Snapchat:

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Top 10 Celine Dion Songs

From suburban Montreal to the center of the pop music industry. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Celine Dion Songs.

For this list, we’re focusing on the most amazing of Celine’s official releases, however we’re excluding songs recorded in French, along with duets.

#10: “Where Does My Heart Beat Now”
Unison (1990)

For her first English-language album, Celine wisely selected an emotional power ballad as the lead single. And thanks to her astonishing vocals, well, America quickly took note of the emerging Canadian star. Production-wise, the music design falls in line with the times, but the huge chorus differentiates Celine from more established pop singers of the era. The existential lyrics helped Celine to connect with a mainstream audience and “Where Does My Heart Beat Now” ultimately cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard charts. With this track, Celine became THE breakthrough artist that French-Canadians had been waiting for.

#9:“A New Day Has Come”
A New Day Has Come (2002)

Ethereal and evocative, this track was inspired by the experience of childbirth. And after a few years away, “A New Day Has Come” represents somewhat of a comeback for Celine, with the gentle ballad accentuating the superb vocal control of the new mommy. For the typical pop performer, this song could easily become a filler track for an album, but Celine’s range and connection to the subject matter elevates the song and endears Celine to older demographics, with “A New Day has Come” topping the US Adult Contemporary charts. It’s a mature Celine Dion song, one that showcases her evolution as a woman.

#8: “All by Myself”
Falling into You (1996)

With all due respect to the original recording by Eric Carmen, the Celine version strikes an emotional chord on a completely different level. For one, she holds it down for the ladies, offering a female point of view while slaying the chorus with some serious angst. It’s just one of those guilty pleasure songs that touches on a common feeling, and it’s the ideal track for live performances too, especially for a vocalist like Celine. And like many of her Billboard hits, this one build and builds to a crazy climax, with that final key change striking the listener right in the feels.

#7: “I’m Alive”
A New Day Has Come (2002)

For her follow-up single to “A New Day Has Come,” Celine continues on with a joyous celebration of life. “I’m Alive” is an upbeat, midtempo number that provides space for Celine to share her passion for life, love and motherhood. And with these themes in the mix, the song seemed a fitting companion to “Stuart Little 2.” Inspiring and joyous, the song went platinum in Belgium and gold in France, and with its central message, “I’m Alive” will have a place in pop culture for a long time.

#6: “That’s the Way It Is”
All the Way... A Decade of Song (1999)

To celebrate her “decade of song,” Celine serves up the truth for her loyal fan base. Across the board, it’s a lively and youthful track, featuring the Canadian’s distinct pronunciation of “love.” All joking inside, the positive vibe works beautifully when paired with the mid-tempo production and Celine’s vocals reinforcing the lyrical content. For this Top 10 Billboard hit, she worked with a team of Swedish producers that collaborated with the likes of Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys, and the collective vibe certainly feels fresh and timely. So, while many pop stars play it safe with new music on “Greatest Hits” albums, Celine adopted the sound of the time.

#5: “I Drove All Night”
One Heart (2003)

Originally recorded by Roy Orbison, this Celine hit was initially used by Chrysler to sell cars. As a stand-alone song, though, “I Drove All Night” works on a variety of levels. Of course, there’s the unmistakable Euro-sound that gives the track international appeal. Lyrically, Celine soars with her polished vocals, creating somewhat of a hypnotic sound when combined with the house music beat. And so, “I Drove All Night” unsurprisingly became a #1 hit in both Celine’s native Canada and across the pond in Sweden.

#4: “Because You Loved Me”
Falling into You (1996)

Written by the prolific Diane Warren and produced by David Foster, this track has all the ingredients for mainstream success. As a traditional single, “Because You Loved Me” succeeds with Celine fully exploring her range throughout, lending weight to the lyrical themes. But like many Celine hits, the climactic buildup allows her to show off both her power and the vocal subtleties that make her such a master. And as the theme song for the 1996 film “Up Close & Personal,” this Celine smash not only reached #1 on the Billboard charts, but also led to some Grammy Awards and even an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

#3: “The Power of Love”
The Colour of My Love (1993)

Ok, so this Celine cover doesn’t waste any time with the drama. And that’s a good thing, as “The Power of Love” emphasizes the mood early on, complete with some soaring vocals from the Canadian star. Of course, the declarative statement within the chorus speaks volumes, and the theatrical quality becomes prominent as Celine ups the ante as the song progresses. It’s a legit power ballad of the early 90s, an extraordinary cover of the original 1985 single by Jennifer Rush. And for the career of Celine, well, this gave her the first of many #1 US hits, crossing her over into the American mainstream.

#2: “It’s All Coming Back to Me”
Falling into You (1996)

Written by noted music producer Jim Steinman, this song was covered like a boss by Miss Celine. And there’s a poignant romantic quality to the story of lost love, of course, but the depth and drama of Celine’s voice affords it that timeless feel. And though it’s a song in which Celine could maybe push too far, she impressively goes all in by locking into the concept with each lyric. In other words, she doesn’t just “sing,” but rather exemplifies the art of singing. And with such a command of her craft, well, the more challenging vocals sound that much better. This song is a perfect example in which an epic lyrical narrative called for an epic female voice.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

#1: “My Heart Will Go On”
Let’s Talk About Love (1997)

Over the course of her sensational career, Celine has recorded a number of sweet and inspirational love songs. And she’s recorded some monster ballads, too. But here’s a track that beats them all, largely based on the story of Jack and Rose. After, the late James Horner composed the music of “My Heart Will go On” specifically for the film “Titanic,” and once Celine recorded her demo, well, the rest is history. Musically, the soft composition enhances the tenderness of Celine’s vocals, which are both controlled and sprawling at the same time. And with the song being directly tied to the film, the inherent romance conjures up specific imagery and emotions, making it a classic love song of cinema.

So, do you agree with our selections? What do you think is the best Celine Dion song? For more musical Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to MsMojo.

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