Friday, April 10, 2009

I can run but I can't hide

There is NOTHING less cool than admitting to liking a Celine Dion song. Yes, the woman can sing, but I think that most guys would rather put rusty nails into their eyes than admit to having any kind of fondness for anything that French-Canadian chanteuse produces.

Well, I'm not most guys.

I love this song and I am not ashamed to admit it! (OK, maybe just a little bit.) It is from Celine Dion's last album Taking Chances so it's a couple years old now and it is called "Shadow of Love."

I can't figure out what it is about the song that I like. I think part of it is the chorus which just has a great hook. It's very high on the melodrama and it's also a bit unexpected from Celine Dion in that it is not a ballad. It is also uncharacteristic for Celine Dion in that it kind of crept up on me rather than hitting me over the head with a hammer. I listened to it a few times, then put it away for a year, and then it resurfaced and I am listening to it like it's the biggest hit ever.

Don't get me wrong, I am not a huge closet Celine Dion fan. Although I don't really harbor her any ill will, so much of her music is so same-y that I feel like a little bit goes a long way. But really, who else has done Meatloaf better than Mr. Loaf himself? ("It's All Coming Back To Me Now") And everybody says that they hate "My Heart Will Go On" but come on, you know you love it.

And then there's this. It defies description.


Myfizzypop said...

every so often a decent celine song comes along that i quite like. Shadow of Love is one, and over the years there have been several others - It's All Coming Back To Me Now, Tell Him, Misled, If I Were U et all. I will have to dig them out now, damn you :P

mary35 said...

I think Todd actually has/had a crush on Ms. Dion-- as in, thought/thinks she's really hot. :) Don't tell.

Dan said...

Paul - I would agree, stand-out Celine songs do show up every now and again. I REALLY like "Misled" (especially the part "but when I've been dissed...") and I also like that ridiculous "Treat Her Like A Lady" from the Let's Talk About Love CD. Her French Canadian accent doing hip hop is an instant camp classic.

Oddly enough, now that she's not white hot any longer, I do have a small appreciation for her.

Mary - his secret is safe with me!