18 Popular Songs You Forgot Were Originally Written for Movies
“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion, Titanic
Titanic is one of the highest-grossing films of all time, and it brought a huge movie song with it. “My Heart Will Go On” is as dramatic and epic as the movie it accompanies. Only Celine Dion had the kind of power to deliver such an earnest, powerful ballad about love and loss.
Titanic is a great movie, but it’s not particularly subtle. Its power comes from its ability to completely defy the cynicism that powers so much of pop music. Much like “My Heart Will Go On,” it’s entirely earnest and filled with feeling, and it’s all the better for it.