To celebrate the release of her new album, Loved Me Back To Life, we reveal Celine Dion’s Official Top 40 Biggest Selling UK Singles!
Celine Dion is well and truly back! The Canadian singing sensation released her 11th English language album, Loved Me Back To Life, earlier this week, and it went straight into Wednesday’s Official Albums Chart Update at Number 2 (right behind Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP). If it maintains its momentum through to Sunday night’s final whistle, Loved Me Back To Life is on track to become her highest charting UK album in over a decade.
To celebrate Celine's return, and her impending chart success, we reveal her Official Top 40 Biggest Selling UK Singles!
While her recording career spans 33 years (she released her first album in 1981 when she was just 12-years-old), Celine Dion didn’t become a household name in the UK until 1988… But it was for all the wrong reasons!
The then 20-year-old was chosen to represent Switzerland at Eurovision Song Contest. She finished in first place with her track Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi (which roughly translates as ‘Don't Leave Without Me’), beating the UK entry, Go, by Scott Fitzgerald by 137 points to 136. Grrr! (Maybe that’s why it’s only her 72nd biggest selling UK single? – Eurovision Ed)
Her English language album, Unison, was released in 1990 in North America, but Celine didn’t find chart success on these shores until 1992 with her version of the title song from Disney’s Beauty And The Beast. The track, which also features the vocals of Peabo Bryson, was ditched from the film’s final theatrical release, but Disney elected to keep it on the official soundtrack. It peaked at Number 9 on the Official Singles Chart in May, 1992 and is her 24th biggest selling UK single to date.
While her subsequent three UK single releases (1992’s If You Asked Me, Love Can Move Mountains and 1993’s Where Does My Heart Beat Now?) failed to make the UK Top 40, Celine was back with a vengeance in 1994 with The Power Of Love, which peaked at Number 4. It’s now her 11th biggest selling UK single overall with 157,000 sales to date.
Celine scored her first UK Number 1 the following year with Think Twice. This slow burning, powerhouse of a ballad, would go on to become one of the UK’s biggest selling singles of all time. It’s also her second biggest selling single so far, with more than 1.32 million copies sold to date.
However it would be Celine’s second Number 1, My Heart Will Go On, which would go on to become her first UK million selling single, and her over-all biggest selling single of all-time.
Taken from the soundtrack to James Cameron’s cinema epic Titanic, My Heart Will Go On spent two non-consecutive weeks at Number 1 in 1998. It lost the top spot initially to Fatboy Slim’s remix of Cornershop’s Brimfull Of Asha and the Run DMC Vs Jason Nevins’ It’s Like That. We don't think Celine minded, too much, as My Heart Will Go On passed the million copies mark in the UK after just eight weeks. It has now sold over one-and-a-half million copies to date in the UK.
1996’s Because You Loved Me is Celine’s third biggest selling UK single with more than 467,000 sales, while her 1997 duet with Barbra Streisand is at Number 4 with 436,000 sales. The Top 5 is completed by 1996’s It’s All Coming Back To Me Now (425,000 UK sales to date).
So here they are then, Celine Dion’s Official Top 40 Biggest Selling UK Singles of all-time!
Celine Dion’s Official Top 40 Biggest Selling UK Singles
|TITLE||ARTIST CREDIT||PEAK CHART |
|YEAR OF |
|1||MY HEART WILL GO ON||CELINE DION||1||1998|
|2||THINK TWICE||CELINE DION||1||1994|
|3||BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME||CELINE DION||5||1996|
|4||TELL HIM||BARBRA STREISAND & CELINE DION||3||1997|
|5||IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO ME NOW||CELINE DION||3||1996|
|6||I'M YOUR ANGEL||CELINE DION & R KELLY||3||1998|
|7||ALL BY MYSELF||CELINE DION||6||1996|
|8||IMMORTALITY||CELINE DION WITH THE BEE GEES||5||1998|
|9||FALLING INTO YOU||CELINE DION||10||1996|
|10||A NEW DAY HAS COME||CELINE DION||7||2002|
|11||THE POWER OF LOVE||CELINE DION||4||1994|
|12||THE REASON||CELINE DION||11||1997|
|13||THAT'S THE WAY IT IS||CELINE DION||12||1999|
|14||TU M'AIMES ENCORE (TO LOVE ME AGAIN)||CELINE DION||7||1995|
|15||ONLY ONE ROAD||CELINE DION||8||1995|
|16||I'M ALIVE||CELINE DION||17||2002|
|17||CALL THE MAN||CELINE DION||11||1997|
|19||THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE||CELINE DION||19||2000|
|20||TREAT HER LIKE A LADY||CELINE DION||29||1999|
|21||I DROVE ALL NIGHT||CELINE DION||27||2003|
|22||TAKING CHANCES||CELINE DION||40||2007|
|24||BEAUTY AND THE BEAST||CELINE DION & PEABO BRYSON||9||1992|
|25||GOODBYE'S (THE SADDEST WORD)||CELINE DION||38||2002|
|26||THE PRAYER||CELINE DION||N/A||1999|
|27||RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH||CELINE DION||N/A||2005|
|28||ONE HEART||CELINE DION||27||2003|
|29||I BELIEVE IN YOU (JE CROIS EN TOI)||IL DIVO & CELINE DION||N/A||2005|
|30||LOVED ME BACK TO LIFE||CELINE DION||75||2013|
|31||DANCE WITH MY FATHER||CELINE DION||N/A||2005|
|32||I LOVE YOU||CELINE DION||N/A||2005|
|33||IF THATS WHAT IT TAKES||CELINE DION||N/A||2005|
|34||EYES ON ME||CELINE DION||113||2007|
|35||TO LOVE YOU MORE||CELINE DION||N/A||2004|
|37||I SURRENDER||CELINE DION||N/A||2004|
|38||THEN YOU LOOK AT ME||CELINE DION||N/A||2004|
|39||O HOLY NIGHT||CELINE DION||N/A||2004|
|40||WHERE DOES MY HEART BEAT NOW||CELINE DION||72||1993|
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