20 Greatest Best Song Oscar Performances

From Springsteen to Southern hip-hop and hot-buttered soul, Oscars' grandest, grooviest musical showstoppers

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15. Celine Dion, 'My Heart Will Go On' (1998)

Amid a heavenly orchestra decked out in white tuxedos and enough dry ice to blanket an ocean liner's poop deck, Canada's reigning songbird gave her all to the "Love Theme from Titanic" and reminded audiences why this was one of the biggest hit singles of all time. Like the blockbuster itself, Dion's ode to romantic endurance and perpetually beating cardiovascular organs was inescapable by the time the Oscars rolled around, but that treacly power-ballad you were sick of hearing eveywhere turns into something triumphant on stage. Listen as she goes into that final go-for-broke stretch: Dion is hitting those notes so hard that you swear she could knock down a cruise ship all by herself. DF

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