Two for Tuesday: Celine Dion

First, I was going through my photo collection (which really needs going through, because it’s in about a dozen places and I have no idea what’s there) and ran across the badge I made for Two For Tuesday a few months ago. In fact, I found a whole bunch of them. I’ll share the others as I find them.

I was in a pickle going into this week’s Two for Tuesday. I know who I’m doing next week, but had no clue who I would do this week. I remembered that I had done a tribute to Canadian artists for Canadian Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, and it was brought to my attention that I omitted one very popular one, the subject of today’s Twofer, Céline Dion.

For some reason, I never think about her (maybe because she doesn’t think of me, either), and I’m at a loss to explain why. She has a beautiful voice and has hits in both French and English. Maybe it was the whole Titanic thing, I don’t know. She’s been around a long time, first coming to the attention of René Angélil, her manager and later her husband, when she was twelve. He was so impressed by her he mortgaged his house to finance her first album in 1981. She won the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Contest and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, competing for Switzerland. She’s released 26 studio albums in French or English, including D’eux, the highest-selling French-language album in history, and 153 singles. And yet, she slips my mind…

“It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” is a power ballad inspired by Wuthering Heights and written by Jim Steinman. Meat Loaf wanted to record it, but Steinman said he preferred a woman do it. Céline recorded it for her 1996 album Falling Into You and released it as a single. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 in the British Singles chart.

“Je Sais Pas” was the second single off of Céline’s 1995 French-language album, D’eux. It reached #1 in France, Quebec, and Belgium (Wallonia) and #34 in the Netherlands.

Céline Dion, your Two for Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

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Author: John Holton

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17 thoughts on “Two for Tuesday: Celine Dion”

  1. I can kind of understand why you didn’t think of her. She’s never been one of my favorites, although I liked the movie Titanic. Maybe because there have been too many parodies of her? Tragic love story though.

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  2. Confession: I don’t care for most of her music, but she seems/interviews like a warm and wonderful person. That being said, I LOVE her lullaby CD. It’s utterly perfect.
    (And I tell you what, to this day, if I put it on in the car, my kids fall asleep!)

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  3. She is …weird ..to me anyway. She does have an amazing voice but I always laugh a little when I think of her singing the song from Titanic and then she smacks her chest and does the Romulan salute..hahahaaaa. I can say she does have a beautiful voice and I can listen to her more than look at her. I did find it a bit icky that her husband, who knew her since she was 12 start wanting to date her as soon as she was of legal age..I Know!

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  4. My wife loves Celine and her music was a significant part of our early relationship in the ’90’s. Three days after our wedding in ’98, we saw her perform at United Center and, although her music is a bit “cheesy” for me, I was introduced to the raw power of her vocals in person which were extraordinary. It’s a great memory. Even today, she and I are exploring options to see her perform at Caesars in Vegas (amongst the other fine things Vegas provides!)

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    1. Cool thing about Vegas is, if you sit down at a machine in the casino, they ask if you want a drink, gratis. At least that’s the way it was at the Mandalay Bay.

      You get a whole different experience watching a live performance than listening to an mp3 or watching a video. I can see where she would be incredible in concert.

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  5. Celine has a lovely voice, however, I agree with the others. She has an aloofness about her, which I don’t care for. But she’s very successful so she must have a good following.

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