Top 10 Dirty Dancing Songs

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.
SongReleasedArtist/sVotes
Time of my Life 1987 Bill MedleyJennifer Warnes7
In the Still of the Night 1956 The Five Satins 5
Cry To Me 1962Solomon Burke 5
These Arms Of Mine 1964Otis Redding 5
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow 1960The Shirelles 5
Wipe Out 1962 The Surfaris4
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 Swayze3
Time of my Life
 Bill MedleyJennifer Warnes
In the Still of the Night
The Five Satins

Cry To Me
Solomon Burke
These Arms Of Mine
Otis Redding
The Shirelles
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
 The Surfaris
Wipe Out

Otis Redding
Love Man
Eric Carmen
Hungry Eyes
The Contours
Do You Love Me
Patrick Swayze
She’s like the wind
Below are the songs that didn’t quite make the Top 10 line up ….. maybe next time.
π“π‘πž π‘π¨π§πžπ­π­πžπ¬ – 𝐁𝐞 𝐌𝐲 ππšπ›π² – π₯𝐒𝐯𝐞Tom Johnston – Where Are You Tonight?
Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs – Stay Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – Big Girls Dont Cry
Overload – ZappacostaBruce Channel – Hey Baby
Love Is Strange – Mickey & SylviaYou Don’t Own Me – The Blow Monkeys
Merry Clayton – Yes The Drifters – Some Kind of Wonderful

So there we go folks – Dirty Dancing Top 10 – were your choices there?

26 thoughts on “Top 10 Dirty Dancing Songs

  1. Love the movie. I have it on disk as well as on my Amazon Fire Stick. You hit all my favorites and some of them didn’t make the top ten, Micky and Sylvia’s Love Is Strange, for one. Great scene from the movie.

    A funny for you now: When I worked for Hospice we had a nurse who was in love with Patrick Swayze. She had a life sized cutout of him beside her desk, and one night the last person out of the building forgot to shut a window. The alarm went off, the police came, saw the outline and entered with weapons drawn. Fortunately they didn’t shoot Patrick when he didn’t follow orders to come out with his hands up. The nurse had to take him home the next day.

      1. I think everyone except those poor police officers got a laugh out of that. We all sure missed Patrick when he left though. I just wish I could have seen the other drivers on the street when they saw him in that car.

  2. Dirty Dancing is my absolute favorite movie of all times! When I was little my parents use to go to work and I used to stay at home watching Dirty Dancing from morning to evening on an old video cassette 😊 I love all songs! Are absolutely wonderful!

      1. It is incredible! Lately I hear a lot talking about Dirty Dancing 😊 and think that my husband never saw it 😳 a good opportunity to see it again πŸ˜‰

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