Movie theme songs no longer ruling the pop charts

There was a time around 1997 when no matter where you were — in the car, on the StairMaster, at the dentist's office — you couldn't help but hear "My Heart Will Go On," the soaring Celine Dion ballad from "Titanic."

Resistance was futile. It did go on, and on, and on — an example not just of great marketing, but of the kind of movie theme song that no longer exists.

These extinct songs were big and poignant on their own, but also used skillfully within their films. They became "a souvenir" of the theatrical experience, as six-time Oscar-nominated songwriter Diane Warren puts it.

(Source: Houston Chronicle)

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