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Kate Winslet, a Great Actress and a Great Singer Too

Updated on October 7, 2012

Kate Winslet as Rose in Titanic

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Many of us didn’t know that Kate Winslet is not only a great award-winning actress but is a great singer as well. Sometime in 2004, I have heard a beautiful song entitled “What If”. Since I’ve heard it on the radio, it has never left my mind and became one of my favorite songs. It is such a beautiful song about a lost love, of wondering if there could have been any difference if two people have not given up on their love.

But I was having difficulty that time to find the song’s album. And so I almost forgot it. Now, after so many years, I was trying to gather all my favorite songs in a playlist and I remembered that beautiful song again. I’ve searched the net to find the song’s MP3. To my surprise, it was Kate Winslet, the actress who sang the song. All along, I thought it was just a young budding singer with the same name as hers. It is amazing for her to be able to sing a song with really high notes.

The song was one of the music theme in 2001 animated film “Christmas Carol: The Movie” where Kate did the voice for the character Belle. She did the voice work along with other stars like Nicholas Cage, Jane Horrocks and Simon Callow. The song was produced and written by Steve Mac who also wrote songs for Westlife, Boyzone and 5ive.

It was the only song released as a single from the original music soundtrack which proceeds went to children’s cancer charities as per Kate’s request. The song is a Europe-wide hit, ranked number one in Austria, Belgium and Ireland’s music charts. It was also one of the top 10 hits in Germany, Switzerland and Netherlands.

Kate Winslet is the youngest actress that has received 2 Oscar nominations at the age of 22 and was the youngest actress that has 6 Oscar nominations at 33. She was most famous as “Rose” in the world-wide hit movie “Titanic”. She has received numerous acting awards, the recent of which were Best Actress Awards for the movies – “The Reader” and “Revolutionary Road”.

Please find below the music video of her song “What If”, produced by Chris Horton and directed by Paul Donnellon. Kate is shown here walking around an old Victorian house (she’s slimmer here). Some clips of the film were also included in this music video. You may also find the song’s lyrics here.

What If (Lyrics)

Here I stand alone
With this weight upon my heart
And it will not go away
In my head I keep on looking back
Right back to the start
Wondering what it was that made you change

Well I tried
But I had to draw the line
And still this question keeps on spinning in my mind

What if I had never let you go
Would you be the man I used to know
If I'd stayed
If you'd tried
If we could only turn back time
But I guess we'll never know

Many roads to take
Some to joy
Some to heart-ache
Anyone can lose their way
And if I said that we could turn it back
Right back to the start
Would you take the chance and make the change

Do you think how it would have been sometimes
Do you pray that I'd never left your side

What if I had never let you go
Would you be the man I used to know
If I'd stayed
If you'd tried
If we could only turn back time
But I guess we'll never know

If only we could turn the hands of time
If I could take you back would you still be mine

'Coz I tried
But I had to draw the line
And still this question keeps on spinning in my mind

What if I had never let you go
Would you be the man I used to know
What if I had never walked away
'Coz I still love you more than I can say
If I'd stayed
If you'd tried
If we could only turn back time
But I guess we'll never know
We'll never know

Kate Winslet as a Singer

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      moonchild 7 years ago

      Wow! Thumbs up for Miss Winslet ;)

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      NOOR NABI 7 years ago

      BUTYFUL AND VERY NISE LADY

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      mirza sikender 6 years ago

      bakwas hai bachay

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      Caroline Guillermo 6 years ago from Bataan, Philippines

      Mirza, I wish you have written your comment in English so many readers could understand.

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      ahsan 6 years ago

      how are you babay

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      Caroline Guillermo 6 years ago from Bataan, Philippines

      @ ahsan, so that's what it means...Thanks for the interpretation =)

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      naeem shahwani 5 years ago

      amazing

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      umer UAE 5 years ago

      SHE IS EXCEPTIONAL AND EXCELLENT SINGER AND ACTRESS SHE DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN TITANIC MOVIE REALLY I FELL IN LOVE

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