Listen to Cher’s ‘You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me’ from ‘Burlesque’

Posted by · 10:22 am · November 10th, 2010

Cher and the Academy Awards made for an interesting mix over 20 years ago when she took home a Best Actress Oscar for “Moonstruck.” Though it was probably her threads that grabbed more headlines the next day.

This year, the singer is back in the awards mix, though for her vocal talents (which have never been recognized by the Academy, interestingly enough — though I’m not sure there have been many opportunities).  Cher is part of the ensemble of Steven Antin’s musical “Burlesque” and belts out the power ballad “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” at a key moment in the context of the film.  Cha-ching.

Not only that, the song was also written by Dianne Warren, who has been nominated for six Academy Awards (going all the way back to “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” from “Mannequin”).  And she has yet to win.

“Burlesque” and “Country Strong” are the only two proper live action musicals in the mix this year.  And both, interestingly enough, are Screen Gems releases.  Of course, Disney will have its contenders from the animated front, but one has to wonder whether one of these two films can score given the voting procedures.

Have a listen to “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” below, and as always, keep up with the original song race via our dedicated page here.


[Photo: Screen Gems]

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  • 1 11-10-2010 at 10:36 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Epic kitsch, this. The kind of thing that would have been an Oscar shoo-in circa 1987, though they might turn their nose up at it today. Hope not, if only for the fascination of seeing what Cher wears to the ceremony.

  • 2 11-10-2010 at 10:57 am

    K said...

    I really like it. It’s classic Cher. Yeah it sounds a bit dated, but it works for her. I can definitely seeing this get a nod, though Christina’s ballad “Bound to You,” sounds a lot more voter friendly from the previews. Either way, I don’t think Oscar producers would pass up a chance to get Cher to perform on the show.

  • 3 11-10-2010 at 11:11 am

    Maxim said...

    I am a sucker for a good power ballad so (some of) Warren’s stuff I can dig. I really don’t think the song does sounds dated, primarily because it’s not overorchestrated. For better or for worse.

    I would pay good money to see a full length musical cowritten by Diane Warren and Jim Steinman. Just going all out. I’d be the first in line.

  • 4 11-10-2010 at 11:14 am

    Maxim said...

    “Then again, good will didn’t do a lot for Warren last year.”

    Yes but that song wasn’t written by Warren. You yourself wrote:
    “The track was written by Alain Johannes and the late Natasha Shneider, each formerly of the Los Angeles indie rock band Eleven.”

  • 5 11-10-2010 at 11:15 am

    red_wine said...

    It really does sound cheesy. I could totally see a montage of Showgirls clips to this song.

  • 6 11-10-2010 at 11:27 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Maxim: Wow, I’ve been calling “Time for Miracles” a Diane Warren-esque throwback for so long that I apparently convinced my subconscious that she actually wrote it. Embarrassing. Thanks for catching that.

  • 7 11-10-2010 at 12:00 pm

    Maxim said...

    You’re welcome. It’s a very understandable mistake to make as “Time for Miracles” is totally and consciously Warren-esque.

  • 8 11-10-2010 at 12:07 pm

    Joey said...

    Being the dutiful homo that I am, I love Cher.

    This is a very generic song that I think will have to be judged in the context of the movie. The edges of Cher’s voice have always sounded muddled or gelled, and this totally reinforces that thought.

  • 9 11-10-2010 at 12:17 pm

    b.ashland said...

    this song and her performace is stunninggggggggggg

  • 10 11-10-2010 at 1:11 pm

    Noy said...


  • 11 11-10-2010 at 1:30 pm

    Mike said...

    Ho my God!!.that song…this power ballad is an Oscar song…!!great,voice,great music,great feeling…great Cher!!the best Cher ballad ever..

  • 12 11-10-2010 at 1:34 pm

    Maxim said...

    Is it wrong that I can’t tell if the comments above are sarcastic?

    One thing for sure though, it is good to hear a (Cher) song that doesn’t use autotune.

  • 13 11-10-2010 at 2:10 pm

    Edward L. said...

    Just re: one point in the article, her vocal talents have sort of been recognised once: she co-performed (with Peter Cetera) the 1989 nominated song “After All” from Chance Are.

    I adore Cher. I love her music in a cheesy way but I love her acting with no irony whatsoever. If it was up to me she’d be in a film every year. So, naturally, I can’t wait to see this.

    And it’s high time Diane Warren won an Oscar. I think she should have won two by now: for “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” and for “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”. Maybe this will be her year!

  • 14 11-10-2010 at 2:18 pm

    Adamn Green said...

    Here is Christina Aguilera’s “Bound to You” from Burlesque the other song I feel they will push for Best Original Song.

  • 15 11-10-2010 at 2:21 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Planning to feature that later, thanks.

  • 16 11-10-2010 at 3:25 pm

    Erick said...

    Finally, after 7 long years of waiting; we finally have some new Cher music. This song is simply fantastic. She sounds sooo wonderful! Her new upcoming album better be filled with tracks like this, I just love it!

  • 17 11-10-2010 at 4:52 pm

    Noy said...

    YESSSSSSSS *****CHER***** MUST HEVE *****OSCAR ***** FOR THIS SONG !!!!!

  • 18 11-10-2010 at 4:57 pm

    Michael said...

    I really enjoyed it, but then I really love everything Cher has done. I wouldn’t even call it a guilty pleasure, it is just a pure pleasure to listen to her sing – especially when you can tell she is enjoying herself like in this song here. I can see how this would easily win in 1987, but I honestly wish the music branch would go back to those times. The only part about the 80’s I miss in terms of movies is the fact that the original song nominees were so extremely epic that they legitimately live on in some (most) cases even more than the movies they are from. I am not saying this song necessarily has that same lasting appeal but it would be nice to see a song like this performed by someone as legendary as Cher at the show. Plus Dianne Warren is way overdue!

  • 19 11-10-2010 at 5:11 pm

    Bobby said...

    I absolutely love it and I hope it’s another number one song for Cher.

  • 20 11-10-2010 at 5:21 pm

    Glenn said...

    Oh FFS, why is Cher so bloody incredible? This song, or Cher’s performance of it more likely, is excellent and with her name attached to the writing I think it’s a good bet. The music branch showed tact last year in nominating “Take It All” over “Cinema Italiano” even when nobody really liked the film, so I reckon a track like this can easily make it in. I hope it does. I so desperately want to see Cher at the Oscars again.

  • 21 11-11-2010 at 12:43 am

    Rob said...

    Didn’t they cut the original song performances from the ceremony? Hopefully they bring it back because that kind of sucked. It would be a shame to have some great performances be missed just so they can save time.

  • 22 11-11-2010 at 1:52 am

    Dani said...

    This song is amazing!!!her voice is….great,sexy,´s an Oscar song!!!

  • 23 11-11-2010 at 1:59 am

    Miguel said...

    I must to cry when I listen this song…you rock Cher!!I hoope an Oscar nominee…

  • 24 11-11-2010 at 3:59 am

    Wesley said...

    It’s really nice to hear her sing while she is in love again…her having that sincere passion shows in her voice….go lady!!

  • 25 11-11-2010 at 4:18 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Rob: It’s pretty clear they only cut the original song performances last year because the nominees featured no big-name recording artists. (Hey, who wants to see Ryan Bingham sing when there’s “Hurt Locker”-themed breakdancing to be done?) Happily, the show is out of Adam Shankman’s clutches now — here’s hoping sanity (or at least courtesy) prevails.

  • 26 11-11-2010 at 6:30 am

    SassyShoreGirl said...

    Cher’s voice is great, she makes this song PERFECT!
    This song gives people hope and during trying times people need to hang in there and keep going!
    We all have highs and lows in life and the powerfulness of this song gives me strength.

    Also the last few years the economy has been bad but this is America, we were built tough and will be back again!

    CHER ROCK’s! No other performer has had huge hits in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s & 2010! This song will be a huge hit…OSCAR & GRAMMY! :)

  • 27 11-11-2010 at 9:05 am

    Anton said...

    simply stunning

  • 28 11-11-2010 at 8:06 pm

    Darren H said...

    OMG! This is the best Cher Song ever! I cried about halfway through it. Words just can’t express how talented this lady is. She get’s right to the core.

  • 29 11-11-2010 at 8:09 pm

    Maxim said...



  • 30 11-11-2010 at 8:41 pm

    Chris said...

    I think Christina’s “Bound to You”, is the one to really watch out for in this category. It’s simply stunning. But Cher’s song is really good, if a little dated at this point.

  • 31 11-20-2010 at 12:49 pm

    Larry A. said...

    Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. The end of this song just gets me. Her voice is just so damn stunning.

  • 32 11-29-2010 at 7:59 am

    Groovychef said...

    Saw the movie yesterday. Really not getting why it is compared to Showgirls…which WAS by all standards a great movie. However…this was more appealingon SO many levels. I went to see it for the Cher factor, my daughter accompanied me for the Christina factor. We were BOTH pleased. This ballad of Chers is CLEARLY one of her best works and given the context of the film for what it was written for, it fits perfectly. And I think the song will touch cords with a lot of women in the 40 and up catagory (of which I belong) because we have been through the mud, the fights the battles to hold our head up when we are fighting for what we want and the countless times we have been kicked to the ground by lifes little cruel moments. She looks great, her character is salty in a good way (reminded me of myself) and THATS what will win her an award.

  • 33 12-04-2010 at 3:18 pm

    Strap2900 said...

    Diane Warren . master songwriter, it rocks

  • 34 12-09-2010 at 5:10 am

    Ward said...

    It’s time Cher took a real award for her music,and this great ballad is the vehicle.A splendid performance.

  • 35 12-13-2010 at 9:03 am

    Maxim said...

    The biggest problem with this song isn’t just its lyrical redundancy (therein lies its message, I guess), it’s that it feels like a mental excercise for Warren. It’s all, I don’t know, very built to order.

    But then a lot of those songs are.

  • 36 2-09-2011 at 6:52 am

    Ashlie Chapa said...

    Really AMAZING SONG! She did great! I have been singing Cher since i was a 4 year old girl, and I have admired her ever since, but because I am also a faithful fan to Christina, I had to see the movie because Cher was also in it so the both of them in this movie was a GREAT turn out, and the music was amazing!! Defenintly an award winning song along with “Bound To You”.

  • 37 3-11-2011 at 7:45 am

    SELENA said...


  • 38 11-09-2012 at 1:27 pm

    Courtney eas said...

    I love this song and movie she has a unique voice IT’S BEAUTIFUL