Loved Me Back To Life

Album: Loved Me Back To Life (2013)
Charted: 14
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  • This power ballad was released as the lead single and title track from Céline Dion's eleventh English-language studio album. The song was premiered live by Dion at her Une seule fois show in Las Vegas on July 27, 2013.
  • The song was written by Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler, whose credits include Rihanna's "Diamonds," David Guetta's "Titanium" and Flo Rida's "Wild Ones." It was Celine Dion's first single release since "My Love" in 2008. "I've been gone for six years," she told Billboard magazine. "There's a time where you think, 'Do you think people will write songs for me?'"

    "I'm at the mercy of the songs because I don't write my material," Dion added. But I could not believe what I was hearing. I'm not trying to reinvent myself, I don't want people to think, 'This is a brand new Celine,' but I am at a place in my career where I'm 45, I'm at the peak of my life, and I've never felt like this before. I want to have a good time."
  • Dion performed this song for the first time on September 6, 2013 on the TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live. When Dion sat down for her interview, Kimmel engaged her in a discussion about whether it really was possible to love someone back to life, with Kimmel insisting it was impossible. Dion insisted that you could, explaining that someone in a coma could conceivably be loved back to life with prayers.
  • Dion was clearly excited about this recording. The Canadian singer is seen falling off a couch in a recording studio as she listens to the song after laying down her vocals. "When I hear something that comes from me that makes me fall down off my chair, it's not often," said Dion. "When the young generation offers me a song - Sia - that writes for Rihanna, that my (teenage) kid thought it was a mistake that she sent me that song. 'That's not true! That's not possible! Sia wrote you a song? I mean c'mon really?' It's such a powerful, powerful song and its edgy."


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