Dirty Dancing is the original soundtrack of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The album became a huge commercial success. It went on to sell 32 million copies worldwide and is one of the best-selling albums of all time. In the United States the album spent 18 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 album sales charts and went multi-platinum.
There was a follow-up album entitled More Dirty Dancing (1988).
The album Ultimate Dirty Dancing, released in 2003, contains every song from the motion picture Dirty Dancing in the order it appears in the film.
Due to the strong resurgence of vinyl record sales, Dirty Dancing received a vinyl reissue in 2017, along with a Blu-Ray remaster with a 5.1 surround soundtrack and previously unreleased material.
It was as l was putting together this morning’s ‘The Hello’ and choosing the songs of Amy Winehouse for Carol Anne of Therapy Bits that l chanced up Cry to Me, by Solomon Burke one of my all time favourite songs which of course was hugely popularised by the inclusion in the 1987 film, that l decided the soundtrack Bio was in order. I did create a Dirty Dancing Bio back in November 2018 but l think we can do it again.
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So here are in my eyes the top 10 tracks from Dirty Dancing – but how about you – this is the first part, if we generate enough interest l will produce a second installement and maybe a third, up to you purely with your own DD tracks this weekend. The 10 tracks are below – how you choose to watch them is your choice – from their moments in the movie or by the artists.
1 – Cry To Me – Solomon Burke
2 – [I’ve Had] The Time of my Life –
Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes
3 – Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
4 – She’s Like The Wind – Patrick Swayze
5 – Hey Baby – Bruce Channel
6 – Do You Love Me – The Contours
7 – Overload – Zappacosta
8 – Love is Strange – Mickey & Sylvia
9 – Love Man – Otis Reading
10 – Merengue – Michael lloyd & Le Disc