Céline Dion reveals she didn't think 'My Heart Will Go On' was a good song initially

music news 20/11/2019

Céline Dion and the song 'My Heart Will Go On' goes together just like 'Bonnie & Clyde' and 'cheese & crackers', but there was a time when Céline was not a fan of the song and almost didn't record it at all.

Speaking with US TV talk show host Andy Cohen, the iconic singer admitted that the song that is so famously linked to her career was almost not going to be.

"It is true," she confirmed to Cohen after being asked about her original thoughts on the song, adding that she’s "glad they didn’t listen to me" and recorded the song anyway.

"It didn’t appeal to me. I was probably very tired that day - very tired," Dion continued. "My husband [the late René Angélil] said, ‘Let’s hold on.’ He talked to the writer and he said, ‘Let’s try to make it, like, a little demo.'"

"I sang the song once and they built the orchestra around it. I never re-sang it for the recording. So the demo is the actual recording,” she recalled, joking, “But after that, I’ve sang it about three gazillion times."

'My Heart Will Go On' has gone on to win countless awards, debuted at #1 around the world, propelled the Titanic soundtrack to #1 and helped it sit there for weeks and week. It has sold more than 15 million copies around the globe.