As every wannabe singer and dramatic hand-gesture lover knows, the greatest karaoke tune of all time is Celine Dion's tune My Heart Will Go On. It's got drama, emotion, crashing drums and, of course, a flute solo. Who doesn't love a flute solo? Sherry Lansing, that's who.
Sherry Lansing, one of the Titanic producers, has revealed that the iconic song was almost cut from the film thanks to a little note she wrote to director James Cameron. She was working with the studios at the time, and tried to have the song cut after seeing an early edition of the film.
"Jim, isn’t this a little corny? Do we really need it?" she says she asked director. “He said ‘Oh my God, Sherry! The song is fantastic.’”
The song remained in the film despite it's albeit corny nature, and thank god. A world without the image of Jack and Rose lovin' it up as My Heart Will Go On blasts in the background? We don't want to know what that would have been like.
Let's all just take a moment to appreciate the magic of Celine, and get those Titanic-y goosebumps when she hits the high notes: