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James Horner: Ten Best Movie Soundtracks
8. Titanic (1997)
James Horner's soundtrack for the 1997 blockbuster Titanic played a key role in the film's phenomenal success. Like the movie itself, the music combines traditional storytelling with some very modern elements. There are Irish pipes, whistles and fiddles a-plenty; but there are also unashamedly 1990s synthesiser sounds and ethereal vocals from Norwgian performer Sissel Kyrkjebø floating out over the icy north Atlantic. Titanic won the composer two Oscars - for the score and Best Song - the Celine Dion hit, My Heart Will Go On. The first soundtrack CD sold a staggering 26 million copies, making Horner the highest selling contemporary composer, even surpassing John Williams.