It is Truth Day here at Head Over Feels. We’re currently running a poll on our Facebook page asking you to confess your pop culture blind spots (For the record, mine are Seinfeld and The Sopranos) and now I am making the following confession:
I love Celine Dion.
I can see you rolling your eyes at me. Stop it.
Because I like making lists, I’m going to give you the top 10 reasons why Celine is FLAWLESS and all your arguments are invalid.
1) Celine was the QUEEN of power ballad movie theme songs in the 90’s. See Sleepless in Seattle, Up Close and Personal, Titanic and the song that was her big international breakthrough, “Beauty and the Beast”…aka my favorite Disney movie of ALL TIME.
2) Speaking of “My Heart Will Go On”, I feel like that is when people started to hate on Celine, because it became cool to hate Titanic. Jealous much? I firmly believe all those people who claim to hate Titanic actually cried like babies when they saw it and were embarrassed by that fact. I will defend Titanic to my DYING DAY, people. YES, the song was overplayed. YES it is a bombastic and overwrought and saccharine power ballad to end all power ballads. AND IT IS AWESOME. Even haters will admit they know all the words. And it is nigh impossible not to burst into song at that bridge: “You’re heeeeere there’s NOOOOOOOOTHING I fear! And I knoooooooow that my heart will go on! We’ll staaaaaay FOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVER this way…”
Sorry. I got swept away by the sheer awesomeness for a moment.
Also, this performance at the Oscars is amazing. Everything about it, from wearing the freaking Heart of the Ocean to the way she beats her chest during the bridge. Celine is often a bit ridiculous when she performs, but you know what? She’s allowed to be. Because she is singing LIVE and sings every note perfectly and sounds exactly like the studio recording.
Also “My Heart Will Go On” winning the Oscar prompted one of Madonna’s bitchiest moments EVER. Your jealousy is showing, Madge.
Fact: Clay Aiken was ROBBED of the American Idol Crown. I’m still not over it. I still call shenanigans. And no, I’m not saying this because he was *SO CUTE* and *OMG I LOVE HIM SO MUCH WHY DIDN’T HE WIN?*. I’m saying it principally because his voice is RIDICULOUS. I still consider his performance of “Solitaire” to be one of the all time great American Idol performances.
Also, that video makes me long for the simpler days when I LOVED American Idol and it didn’t make me all stabby and violent while watching it. Those were the days. And do yourself a favor and go to youtube and watch early Idol performances and LAUGH at the difference between Seacrest then and Seacrest now. It’s amazing.
Fact: Clay’s first album “Measure of a Man” is a flawless pop record. Sage will back me up on this. I knew I loved her before, but the day we discovered that we both loved this record really solidified her as the Leslie Knope to my Ann Perkins. We also quite enjoyed “tormenting” our friend T.J. on a recent road trip by blasting many of the songs from this album.