Did You Know?
“If I Can Dream” is a song that was made famous by Elvis Presley. It was written by Walter Earl Brown and originally performed by Elvis Presley as the closing number of his ’68 Comeback Special, a televised concert that marked his return to live performances after several years of focusing on movies. The song was recorded on June 23, 1968, and the special aired later that year in December.
Celine Dion, a Canadian singer known for her powerful and emotive vocals, performed a virtual duet of “If I Can Dream” with Elvis Presley. This performance was part of the CBS special titled “Elvis: The 25th Anniversary Concert,” which aired on May 16, 2002. In this performance, a recording of Elvis singing the song was played, and Celine Dion sang live, creating a duet that brought together the voices of two iconic artists across different eras.
The song itself conveys a message of hope, unity, and a better world. It’s a powerful ballad that showcases the strengths of both Elvis Presley and Celine Dion, making it a memorable collaboration that pays tribute to the enduring legacy of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.