Celine Dion: Please don’t play the Titanic theme tune when I die

The singer reveals that she didn’t even want to sing My Heart Will Go On – but admits she’s glad she did


Singer Celine Dion has revealed that she wasn’t particularly keen on singing the theme tune to James Cameron’s Titanic movie.


Celine tells Jonathan Ross on Saturday’s show, “I didn’t want to sing My Heart Will Go On. Thank god they didn’t listen to me. I didn’t really like the song at first. I wasn’t sure.

“I said, ‘Why do we need to do this?’ Let’s not push it. We’re cruising, it’s doing well,” Celine explains.

And while you might imagine that a song of that calibre takes many attempts to get right, Celine only needed to sing it the once.

“The demo is actually the real recording, I never sang the song again,” she says, adding, “Except three million times after that live.”

Celine has of course had many hits before and since the watery classic – she’s busy promoting her latest single Loved Me Back To Life which she’ll perform on this weekend’s The X Factor – but the Canadian singer jokes that the Titanic theme is the song that will follow her to the grave.

“I’m going to die with this song. It’s a good problem to have, when you’re part of a classic and you know that you’re going to die with it,” Celine tells Jonathan.

“When I die though, please don’t play the song.”

Celine Dion joins Jonathan Ross on this Saturday’s The Jonathan Ross Show 9:35pm, ITV