Greatest love song: 'I Will Always Love You' or 'My Heart Will Go On'? | The Tylt
Whitney Houston recorded "I Will Always Love You" for the 1992 film "The Bodyguard." It was an international mega-hit and is still the best-selling single by a woman. Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," the theme to 1997's "Titanic," also went #1 worldwide, and was 1998's best-selling single. Sung by two peerless divas, these record-setting ballads make every top 10 love song list ever written. But which song is truly the greatest? 🎤 ❤️️
Greatest love song: 'I Will Always Love You' or 'My Heart Will Go On'?
Houston's rendition still has the power to give you chills.
Dion's signature song will forever be inextricably intertwined with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio's tragic on-screen romance.
Houston's rendition of "I Will Always Love You" (written by Dolly Parton) set a record as the longest running #1 single from a soundtrack album. It was ranked #9 on New Music Express's "Greatest No 1 Singles in History" list, and #6 on Billboard's "Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time." The track won Grammys for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The New York Times hailed Houston for "transforming a plaintive country ballad into a towering pop-gospel assertion of lasting devotion," and many call it Houston's signature song.
"My Heart Will Go On" is Celine Dion's biggest hit, and is considered her signature song. It won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Original Song, and the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. Yahoo described it as an "emotional power ballad that perfectly captured Titanic's romantic yearning." Vulture claimed it had "one of the most glorious key changes in recorded music history."
25 years after its release, people are still marveling at Houston's vocal power on this track.
Of her smash hit, Celine Dion has said:
'My Heart Will Go On' gave me the opportunity to be associated with a classic that will live forever.