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Celine Dion celebrates birthday. Our gift? A list of songs we secretly love.

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celine-dionImage Credit: Pixplanete/PR PhotosCeline Dion turns 42 today, and to honor her, we’re all going to divulge the song(s) in her catalog that we secretly love. Note: “The Power of Love,” “All By Myself,” and “My Heart Will Go On” are givens. I’ll start:

•  “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now”: I have belted it out in many a private karaoke room (obviously ending it early). Maybe it’s because I only do it when I’ve had a lot to drink, but it’s the only song that I truly perform. “There were nights of endless pleasure/It was more than all your laws allow” wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, “Baby, Baby, Ba-by when I touch you like this…”

“To Love You More”: It’s all about the dramatic pause at 3:28. “I’ll be… waiting for you” and, of course, the chest pound.

“A New Day Has Come”: I feel guiltiest about this one, especially after watching the video. But I can’t get enough of the high airy run she does at 3:23.

“I Drove All Night”: It’s only acceptable live. She opened with it when I saw her at the Garden (read the play-by-play), and it did its job.

“You Shook Me All Night Long”: Okay, correction: I feel guiltiest about this one. But I love that Celine will go balls to the wall on any song, anytime, and thrust her hips as if we actually think of her as a sexual being. I may have bought the VH1 Divas Live 2002 CD just for this duet with Anastacia.

Your turn. No one will judge you unless you say “Because You Loved Me.” (Just kidding! But about which part?)

Originally posted March 30 2010 — 1:33 PM EDT

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