The 1997 Academy Award winner for Best Dramatic Score, James Horner's Titanic
was the first soundtrack to reach the No. 1 slot on the Billboard charts in two decades; it also seemed to rival the Big Mac in sales for the year. And what can we say about Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On"; would "ubiquitous" suffice?
Horner's combination of synths, chorale, and orchestra perfectly underscores the action in director James Cameron's 20th-century melodrama. It's a finely honed piece of Hollywood craftsmanship from a composer who has tackled more musically adventuresome projects in his career. FYI: Horner's follow-up to Titanic was the score for a different disaster: Deep Impact. --Jerry McCulley
The soundtrack to James Cameron's epic film, featuring James Horner's Oscar-winning score and Celine Dion's smash My Heart Will Go On-Love Theme from Titanic .