James Horner's "My Heart Will Go On" added to "Titanic's" emotional punch, sent singer Celine Dion to the top of the music charts and won an Academy Award.
And initially, "Titanic" director James Cameron didn't want it.
"You wouldn't put a song at the end of 'Schindler's List,'" Cameron recalled telling Horner when the composer, who was scoring the film, suggested the idea. "This is a serious historical drama."
Horner wrote the song anyway, quietly enlisting lyricist Will Jennings and Dion to collaborate on his secret project.