Celine Dion Suits Any Occasion – Just Ask ESPN

By Ben Hamill - September 11 2020
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Celine Dion Suits Any Occasion – Just Ask ESPN

Much in the same way as there being an App for that, there’s also a Celine Dion song for every conceivable occasion. And ESPN’s genius use of the French-Canadian superstar’s chart-topping hit It’s All Coming Back To Me Now in an ad celebrating the return of football to the sports channel, is the proof.

A song originally written by Meat Loaf songwriter Jim Steinman, Dion’s It’s All Coming Back To Me Now ended up unleashing quite the legal war when Steinman, having had in the meantime become convinced that it should be sung by a female voice, ended up having to defend his right to decide in court.

And what a good job he won the lawsuit too, because the song he had written and fought to valiantly for, would ultimately go on to become one of Celine Dion’s greatest hits ever recorded.

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Even Webber Adores It!

Famously brought back to life during the singer-superstar’s Courage tour last year, during which tour she had selected the song to be the big opener, It’s All Coming Back To Me Now is probably the only song ever able to claim having been labeled the greatest love song ever written by none other than award-winning composer and theatrical producer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

And now that ESPN’s decided to rope the very same Jim Steinman / Celine Dion hit into illustrating the immense relief that is a long-awaited football return, the song officially marks one more unintended milestone successfully ticked off the famous crooner’s list.

Celine Dion The Perfect Antidote

Since 2020 hasn’t won any best-year-ever popularity awards so far, there’s really no reason we can think of not to let our hair down and crank up a healthy dose of Celine.

And if pain-turned-wailing-triumph isn’t precisely your scene, there’s always the much more upbeat A World to Believe in to fall back on – not to mention even the super-touching Ashes she performed for Deadpool 2.

Her rise to fame too, is inspiration served fresh on any old day. Born in Charlemagne, Quebec, to a family already 13 children strong by the time she arrived, her childhood years, though by her own admission never lacking in love, were modest – humble even.

None of which in any way held her back from achieving the highest accolades possible in her chosen career – not to mention her having been privileged enough to already at the youthful age of 12 meet the man who would later turn out to be not only her career-launching manager, but also the love of her life.

We could all do with a bit of Celine-positivity right about now.

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