Top 10 Dirty Dancing Songs
The challenge was set to the readership to create the ultimate Top 10 Dirty Dancing Songs
My thanks to all the readers who contributed to this line up and so without further ado – here’s the Top 10!
Dirty Dancing – 1987
|Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama dance film written by Eleanor Bergstein, produced by Linda Gottlieb, and directed by Emile Ardolino. It stars Jennifer Grey as Frances “Baby” Houseman, a young woman who falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) at a holiday resort.|
The film was based on screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein’s own childhood. She originally wrote a screenplay for the Michael Douglas film It’s My Turn, but ultimately ended up conceiving a story for a film which became Dirty Dancing. She finished the script in 1985, but management changes at MGM put the film in development hell. The production company was changed to Vestron Pictures with Emile Ardolino as director and Linda Gottlieb as producer. Filming took place in Lake Lure, North Carolina, and Mountain Lake, Virginia, with the film’s score composed by John Morris and dance choreography by Kenny Ortega.
Dirty Dancing premiered at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 1987, and was released on August 21, 1987, in the United States, earning over $214 million worldwide. It was the first film to sell more than a million copies for home video, and its soundtrack created by Jimmy Ienner generated two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles, including “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”, which won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for best duet. The film’s popularity led to a 2004 prequel, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, and a stage version which has had sellout performances in Australia, Europe, and North America. A made-for-TV remake was also released in 2017.
|Time of my Life||1987||Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes||7|
|In the Still of the Night||1956||The Five Satins||5|
|Cry To Me||1962||Solomon Burke||5|
|These Arms Of Mine||1964||Otis Redding||5|
|Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow||1960||The Shirelles||5|
|Wipe Out||1962||The Surfaris||4|
|Love Man||1969||Otis Redding||4|
|Hungry Eyes||1987||Eric Carmen||4|
|Do You Love Me||1962||The Contours||4|
|She’s like the wind||1987||Patrick Swayze||3|
|Below are the songs that didn’t quite make the Top 10 line up ….. maybe next time.|
So there we go folks – Dirty Dancing Top 10 – were your choices there?