Top 10 Greatest Celine Dion Love Songs

Updated on February 8, 2020
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Mare has been a big Celine Dion fan since childhood. She is familiar with her English and French songs and loves listening to them.

Céline Dion on stage performing "Eyes on Me" during her Taking Chances Tour in Montréal, Canada.
Céline Dion on stage performing "Eyes on Me" during her Taking Chances Tour in Montréal, Canada. | Source

When it comes to love songs, Celine Dion was the queen of the '90s. Born in Canada to a big and humble family of music lovers, Celine rose to fame as a teen after winning the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. After signing a contract in the U.S., she debuted her first english album, Unison, which established her as a pop star. Since then, she has released numerous love songs that have become well known all over the world. Her legacy continues with her 2019-2020 Courage World Tour.

In this article, we will explore Celine Dion's very best songs.

Greatest Celine Dion Love Songs

  1. "My Heart Will Go On"
  2. "The Power of Love"
  3. "I Surrender"
  4. "It's All Coming Back to Me Now"
  5. "Think Twice"
  6. "To Love You More"
  7. "Where Does My Heart Beat Now"
  8. "Because You Loved Me"
  9. "I Love You"
  10. "Only One Road"

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

1. "My Heart Will Go On"

Album: Let's Talk About Love

Release Year: 1997

We cannot deny the fact that Celine Dion's name is forever tied to Titanic. "My Heart Will Go On" will forever be remembered. The blockbuster film brought major success to the song, making it an international hit. It is also one of the bestselling singles of all time and the second bestselling single by a female artist in history. The song is included on her 1997 album, Let's Talk About Love.

Celine originally refused to record it after hearing the original song. She didn't want to make another song attached to a film, like what happened with Beauty and the Beast. Thankfully, she was convinced to do the recording. Amazingly, she recorded the song in just one take. Surprisingly, it was a tremendous success. Later, Celine said that "My Heart Will Go On" gave her the opportunity to be associated with "a classic that will live forever."

More than ten years have passed, but today, "My Heart Will Go On" is still a popular song that you'll still hear on the radio every now and then. Now, she is one of the richest musicians and top-earning women in the music industry. Her net worth of is over $430 million.

Near, far, wherever you are

I believe that the heart does go on

Once more you open the door

And you're here in my heart…

— Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On"

2. "The Power of Love"

Album: The Colour of My Love

Release Year: 1993

Originally recorded by American singer Jennifer Rush in 1984, "The Power of Love" has been covered by many artists, including Celine Dion. Her version of the song became her first U.S. number-one hit, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in February, 1994. It was well-received and praised for being a powerful revival of the original. This version was undoubtedly the most popular among all others.

Produced by David Foster, this revision features Celine's vocals hitting the high notes effortlessly, showcasing one of the greatest '80s classics by an artist with the greatest voice of all time. It is an award-winning masterpiece and was Celine's signature hit (before "My Heart Will Go On"). It first appeared on her 1993 album, The Colour of My Love, but it's also included on most of her other albums. She performs it on all her tours, including her most recent and ongoing Courage World Tour.

The whispers in the morning

Of lovers sleeping tight

Are rolling by like thunder now

As I look in your eyes

— Celine Dion, "The Power of Love"

3. "I Surrender"

Album: Stone's Been Rolled Away

Release Year: 1993

"I Surrender" is a power ballad about passionately loving someone. Just like a burning fire, it expresses deep emotions of romantically wanting someone and willing to give up everything in return. My favorite part is the chorus, which goes, "Cause I'd surrender everything, to feel the chance to live again... I'd hold you in my arms and never let go, I surrender."

It was released in 2002 on the album A New Day Has Come. During her Las Vegas concerts, Celine frequently perform the song "A New Day." It's truly a fan favorite. Because of the difficult high notes, it is a popular song choice for many talent contestants and singing competitors. Many artists have tried singing this song live, but not everyone can pull it off. This just proves that she is definitely one of the greatest musicians of all time.

I surrender

I surrender

I wanna know you more

I wanna know you more…

— Celine Dion, "I Surrender"

4. "It's All Coming Back to Me Now"

Album: Falling Into You

Release Year: 1996

Inspired by Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights, this song is a power ballad written by Jim Steinman. It was recorded by Celine for her album Falling Into You. It was a major success and an all-time fan favorite. The music video also features a woman passionately yearning for a long lost love that haunts her. Originally, the song had three major versions, but the most popular and successful was Celine's. According to the Sunday Times, Andrew Lloyd Webber told Steinman he thought this song was "the greatest love song ever written." And, after hearing the Celine version, he was reported as saying, "This will be the record of the millennium."

"It's All Coming Back to Me Now" is a remarkable song that Celine frequently performs live. Recently, she opened her 2019-2020 Courage World Tour (which began on September 18, 2019 in Quebec, Canada) with this incredible song.

But when you touch me like this

And you hold me like that

I just have to admit

That it's all coming back to me…

— Celine Dion, "It's All Coming Back to Me Now"

5. "Think Twice"

Album: The Colour of My Love

Release Year: 1993

Celine Dion dominated the '90s with her powerful love songs. These songs portray strong feelings of love and longing. "Think Twice" is about a woman who begs the lover not to leave her. She asks him to think twice and not "close that door... for the sake of our love, for the memory, for the fire and the faith that was you and me." It is a song that makes you feel like you're holding onto a lover, even if you don't have one! This song is full of passion. Celine definitely does not disappoint us with her songs, and this one deserves recognition for being a brilliant ballad.

It was a commercial success in the U.K. Later, it became number one all over Europe. The song became one of her most successful hits in Europe and Australia, topping multiple charts in Flemish Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The song also received an Ivor Novello Award for the Best Song Musically and Lyrically in 1995.

Don't say what you're about to say

Look back before you leave my life

Be sure before you close that door

Before you roll those dice…

— Celine Dion, "Think Twice"

6. "To Love You More"

Album: The Colour of My Love

Release Year: 1993

"To Love You More" is considered one of the best Celine Dion songs in Asia, particularly in Japan, where it was recorded for a popular Japanese TV drama series called Koibito yo (My Dear Lover). It was written by David Foster and Junior Miles. The song is about a woman who asks her man not to leave her for another woman. She pleads, "I'm the one who wants to love you more," and shows him her intense love by saying, "she won't love you like I will, I'm the one who'll stay when she walks away, and you know I'll be standing here still."

In Japan, "To Love You More" remains the second bestselling song by an international artist and the bestselling single by an international female artist. It is also one of only three international songs that has sold more than one million copies. Today, her song is famous, not only in Japan, but in other parts of Asia as well.

I'll be waiting for you

Here inside my heart

I'm the one who wants to love you more

You will see I can give you…

— Celine Dion, "To Love You More"

7. "Where Does My Heart Beat Now"

Album: Unison

Release Year: 1990

Have you ever wondered if there's a '90s song about heartbreak? This is a song about loving someone who cannot be with you. "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" is an emotional ballad featuring Celine in her younger years with her superhuman voice. Celine is known for singing emotional love songs that we can all relate to. Even in her early years, she had already become a goddess of ballads.

It was first performed at the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest, together with her 1988 winning piece, the French song, "Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi." Everyone was stunned as they saw young Celine with an absolutely powerful voice. Let's admit it, almost nobody can sing like this! This song proves that she is indeed a true talent. Later, the track was released on her first english album, Unison, in 1990. It was the most successful single from the Unison album and became her highest charting english-language single at the time.

Where does my heart beat now?

Where is the sound

That only echoes through the night?

Where does my heart beat now?

— Celine Dion, "Where Does My Heart Beat Now"

8. "Because You Loved Me"

Album: Falling Into You

Release Year: 1996

"Because You Loved Me" is a very inspirational love song. It gives us the feeling of being grateful for the love that we have from that special someone. And, even if you haven't found the love of your life, it is a nice song to dedicate to a person whom you are truly thankful to. The chorus has a nice line which goes, "I'm everything I am because you loved me," and that is one of the sweetest lyrics ever. "Because You Loved Me" was written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster, perfecting it with Celine's angelic vocals and served as the theme song from the 1996 film Up Close and Personal.

As of April 2012, "Because You Loved Me" has sold 1,343,000 physical copies and 704,000 digital units, for a total of 2,047,000 copies. According to Billboard, it is her biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit, followed by "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," which is also from her album Falling Into You.

You were my strength when I was weak

You were my voice when I couldn't speak

You were my eyes when I couldn't see

You saw the best there was in me…

— Celine Dion, "Because You Loved Me"

9. "I Love You"

Album: Falling Into You

Release Year: 1996

"I Love You" is a 1996 track from her popular album Falling Into You. The song is mostly about confessing how much you love a person and hoping that they will tell you that they feel the same. The lyrics say that these three words "can change our lives forever" and with this word of confirmation she promises that "we will always be together, till the end of time." Like a happy ending in a fairy tale, the woman wants to live forever with the love of her life.

Everything about this song is beautiful, but it remains a question as to why Celine never performed this song live. She also never released a music video for the song. Nevertheless, it remains one of the most beautiful love songs ever written. It never gets old.

I must be crazy now

Maybe I dream too much

But when I think of you

I long to feel your touch…

— Celine Dion, "I Love You"

10. "Only One Road"

Album: The Colour of My Love

Release Year: 1993

This song tells us that finding the path to love isn't easy, but when you've found it, you will have to follow it, because there's only one road for you to take. "Only One Road" is from Celine's love-themed album, The Colour of My Love. Released in 1994, a black and white music video followed in 1995. The song's dramatic lyrics are perfectly portrayed through Celine's strong voice. The message it conveys is truly powerful and emotional.

From the get-go, this song makes us feel incredibly emotional. The lyrics, "I'm looking back through the years down this highway," bring up powerful memories. Losing her love is hard. She can't forget him. It's nearly impossible to move on because the woman says that she "can still hear the song of your laughter" and "can still taste the sorrow of your tears... We said 'Goodbye,' but our hearts did not hear." Those lyrics perfectly match with Celine's flawless vocals. It gained recognition as it topped the Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart and reached the top 10 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

There is only one road I'm walkin'

Only one lifetime, one heart to guide me

Only one road I'm walkin'

But I'm gonna run back, I'm gonna run back…

— Celine Dion, "Only One Road"

That's All!

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