Dirty Dancing Soundtrack

Dirty Dancing Soundtrack


Vocal Song Tracks

Dirty Dancing featured the following songs:

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Artists are linked if they appear in other featured movies.

The Ronettes
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
Eric Carmen
Mickey & Sylvia
The Blow Monkeys
Merry Clayton
Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Michael Lloyd & Le Disc
Michael Lloyd & Le Disc
The Contours
Michael Lloyd & Le Disc
Solomon Burke
Michael Lloyd & Le Disc
The Emile Bergstein Chorale
Lover boy
Mickey & Sylvia
Hula Hana of Kamana Whala Hula Bay
Jane Brucker
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The soundtrack includes the massive hit "(Now I've had the) Time of my life" and has always been readily available on CD. A second CD called "More Dirty Dancing" has been available too with more of the 60's tracks on it.

Recently though, a special remastered 2 CD collectors edition has been released with loads more music including both of the above CD's, the score and a never heard before full length version of "Time of my life" which is awesome and nearly 8 minutes long.

An absolute essential for fans of this movie, you can find it using our search feature.Update Us

Song Trivia

Thanks to Becky Parsons
Sylvia Robinson who wrote and performed the song "Love is Strange" from the soundtrack is, in fact, 'Sylvia' of Mickey and Sylvia fame, the founder of the 'Sugarhill' record label - her label went on to produce the likes of Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and the Sugarhill Gang in the early '80s (a bit different to her outing with Mickey!)
Thanks to harrydeforest
The last dance scene was, in reality, the first one they filmed and they used a demo version of "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" because the final version wasn't finished yet. Swayze loved the song and said it helped build real chemistry on the set. You can hear this version in some of the extra materials available on the DVD/Blu-ray.
Thanks to Erica
Patrick Swayze actually wrote the song "She's Like the Wind" for "Grandview USA" in which he starred with Jamie Lee Curtis and C. Thomas Howell.
Editor Nick
The soundtrack album, produced for just $200K, went platinum in only five weeks
Editor Nick
"Time Of My Life" won the Academy Award for Best Music (Original Song), and ranked #86 on AFI's 2004 list of 100 Years - 100 Songs.

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Instrumental Score

Primary Composer(s): John Morris

Dirty Dancing featured the following pieces of instrumental music:

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