Canadian icon Celine Dion will resume her sold-out show Celine in Las Vegas on June 10. Following a break from Sin City, she will return to her grand stage at Caesars Palace with more than three decades of classics to perform. In honor of Dion and her powerful voice bringing down Vegas once again, here are her five best songs. Having amassed many English-language hits since 1990, the process of whittling Dion's discography to five tracks proved to be difficult but the following selections are representative of her finest moments in recording.
5. "Loved Me Back to Life" / Loved Me Back to Life (2013)
Dion's recent foray into music saw the singer collaborating with many fresh writers and producers. The haunting title track from her 2013 album Loved Me Back to Life was penned by singer-songwriter of the moment Sia Furler. Sia usually packs her tracks with massive choruses and tons of emotion, a sound fitting for Dion's powerful voice. "You loved me back to life from the coma / The wait is over," she sings. Celine effortlessly breathed life into Sia's dark lyricism, bringing forth the light and love from it all with her epic performance. (Listen to the track up top.)
4. "I Drove All Night" / One Heart (2003)
Dion became one of the many to tackle Cyndi Lauper's classic track "I Drove All Night" in 2003. Released as the lead single from her album One Heart, Celine put a dance-pop twist on the song with hints of guitar in the mix. She is known for being a premier balladeer but with "I Drove All Night," Dion exercised her dance floor diva privileges to their full extent. "I drove all night to get to you / Is that alright?" she sings with power and grace. Once Celine got going on this cover, there was no stopping her from vocally going to town on it.
3. "The Power of Love" / The Colour of My Love (1993)
While "I Drove All Night" was a nice homage to the Lauper original, Dion made "The Power of Love" her own in 1993. Originally performed and penned by Jennifer Rush, Celine covered her track for the 1993 album The Colour of My Love. "'Cause I'm your lady and you are my man," Dion belts in a beautifully unrestrained performance. Just from singing that lyric, Celine was put in a league of her own. "The Power of Love" definitely lived up to its name with Dion's captivating rendition
2. "That's the Way It Is" / All the Way... A Decade of Song (1999)
To cap off a decade of English-language hits, Dion released her greatest hits album All the Way... A Decade of Song. For the album's lead single she teamed up with pop hit-maker Max Martin. In 1999, he was already on a high from the success of his tracks with the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears. Dion went toe-to-toe with the then teens on her uplifting single "That's the Way It Is." The Martin track was coated in a similar pop sheen to Spears and BSB's hits but Celine took it to new heights with her powerhouse voice.
1. "My Heart Will Go On" / Let's Talk About Love (1997)
Celine has scored many hits throughout the years but she would really leave a lasting mark on the music scene with "My Heart Will Go On." Buoyed as the theme to James Cameron's movie Titanic in 1997, Dion supplied star-crossed lovers Jack and Rose a soundtrack that could stand the test of time. Notably one of her more delicate performances, she treated each note of the sweeping ballad like a last breath. Refusing to see an end, though, Dion gradually found the power to sing, "You're safe in my heart and my heart will go on and on." Celine's conviction on "My Heart Will Go On" probably could have resurfaced the doomed shipped.
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