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Monday, February 5, 2018

Daily Boom 90's Nostalgia: Céline Dion - 'Because You Loved Me'

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You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

It was on this week back in 1996 (yes, 22 years ago!) that Celine Dion first hit the top of Billboard's charts with "Because You Loved Me".  The song, a power ballad by Diane Warren and David Foster, was from the Up Close & Personal soundtrack and really helped to establish Dion's now-signature style. Big, mushy gushy ballads became her calling card a' la Titanic. But before Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" shattered records, she garnered critical acclaim with "Because You Loved Me".