Celine Dion - Celine Dion doesn't want her heart to go on

Celine Dion doesn't want 'My Heart Will Go On' played at her funeral.

While the 45-year-old songstress is grateful for the success of her hit ballad - which featured on the soundtrack to 1997 movie 'Titanic' - she is wary of the career-defining song following her into the afterlife.

She said: ''I'm going to die with this song. It's a good problem to have, when you're part of a classic and you know that you're going to die with it. [But] when I die, though, please don't play the song.''

'My Heart Will Go On' has become one of the best-selling singles of all time, with 15 million record sales worldwide, and even earned Celine an Oscar, but the French-Canadian star said she was initially reluctant to record the signature track.

In an interview to air on UK TV's 'The Jonathan Ross Show' tomorrow (09.11.13), she explained: ''I didn't want to sing 'My Heart Will Go On' ... thank God they didn't listen to me! I didn't really like the song at first. I wasn't sure. I did another song for a movie before and it was very successful and I thought we were pushing our luck.

''And [my husband and manager, René Angélil] said, 'Let's just do a demo, let's give it a try and we'll see after.' The demo is actually the real recording, I never sang the song again ... Well, except three million times after that live.''

Celine isn't the only star with qualms about the song's enduring legacy, as 'Titanic' actress Kate Winslet admitted last year she feels like ''throwing up'' when she hears it because people insist on playing it whenever she's in their presence.

She moaned: ''I wish I could say, 'Oh listen, everybody! It's the Celine Dion song!' But I don't. I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll.''


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