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Dirty Dancing: Original Soundtrack From The Vestron Motion Picture [Soundtrack]

John Morris , Various Artists Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. (I've Had) the Time of My Life [Clean]Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes 4:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Be My Baby [Clean]The Ronettes 2:39Album Only
listen  3. She's Like The WindPatrick Swayze feat. Wendy Fraser 3:52$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Hungry EyesEric Carmen 4:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. StayMaurice Williams and the Zodiacs 1:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Yes [Clean]Merry Clayton 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. You Don't Own Me [Clean]The Blow Monkeys 3:01Album Only
listen  8. Hey Baby [Clean]Bruce Channel 2:23Album Only
listen  9. Overload [Clean]Zappacosta 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Love Is StrangeMickey & Sylvia 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Where Are You Tonight [Clean]Tom Johnston 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. (I'll Remember) In The Still Of The Night [Clean]The Five Satins 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 9, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: January 9, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000002W9Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,135 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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If film and music fans sometimes wonder why soundtracks are often little more than pastiches of past pop hits and chart flavors of the moment, it's largely due to the blockbuster success of releases like this collection from 1987's surprise Patrcik Swayze/Jennifer Grey romantic hit. The film's retro-romantic concerns came shrewdly wrapped in a (largely manufactured) dance craze conceit tailor-made for such pop chestnuts as the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," the Zodiacs' "Stay," and the Five Satins' "In the Still of the Night." Mickey and Sylvia once again argued that "Love Is Strange"--if not quite as strained as Swayze's own attempt at balladry, "She's Like the Wind." Eric Carmen's "Hungry Eyes" showcased the former Raspberries leader to good effect, but the real soundtrack sweepstakes winner here was the Jennifer Warnes/Bill Medley duet "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." That performance not only won the Best Original Song Oscar the following year, but became one of the era's most performed songs and a ubiquitous radio staple. --Jerry McCulley

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Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
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Release Date: 1-JAN-2002

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feel like dancing? April 21, 2001
Format:Audio CD
No one can deny that Dirty Dancing contained great music that really made you want get up and have some fun. This colledtion combines both soundtrack albums released (Dirty Dancing / More Dirty Dancing) with a few bonus tracks previously not available and a small booklet.
Of the bonus tracks, only the extended movie version of "Time Of My Life" is worth much intrest. It's a bit odd that the radio version isn't included as well, but it is nice to hear the full length song for once. The other bonus tracks are instrumental versions of "Time Of My Life" that are actually excerpts from the score instead of full length dubs. One runs 41 seconds, the other 58 seconds. My one real gripe with the set is that the total running time of both CD's is just about 75 minutes. That's just enough to fit on one disc and should have been done to save the consumer some money. Also it would've been nice to have the songs presented in the order they appeared in the film.
The discs are stored in the front and back flaps of a hard bound CD book with a 24 page booklet between them. The booklet has many stills from the film (most retouched through a colored filter) and a few behind the scenes shots as well. I would've liked to see a directors note or an overview of the "Dirty Dancing" phenomonon, but overall the packaging is done very well and only enhaces the feel of a special collectors item.
I've awarded four stars because there's just not enough offered for someone who already owns both soundtracks and is not a manic fan of the film like myself.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Dancing October 15, 2000
Format:Audio CD
If you enjoyed the movie Dirty Dancing, you will love the soundtrack. This cd is one that can change your mood with just a minute of listening. If you are not having a very upbeat day and you listen to any of the songs found on this cd you will often find yourself tapping your feet or snapping you fingers to the beat. Each of the songs have a different tempo, and each one can meet the mood you are in. The musical style also varies from song to song. Personally, I love this soundtrack and it is one that i play a lot. Everyone I have recommended this cd to also finds it very enjoyable. The songs are not "hard rock" but yet the are not "classical". It has a variety of all time good songs. If you are looking for a cd that can put you in an upbeat mood instantly, go get Dirty Dancing.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who could have thunk it? November 19, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Where in the world can you get such a great combination of old and new and enjoy it so much? That's what this soundtrack offers: a little bit of something for everyone. Again, the movie without the soundtrack would have just been a movie - but it's the music that made it a hit. Another "must own" soundtrack!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DIRTY DANCING June 23, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Dirty Dancing brings back many good memories. It truly is a wonderful film in that it does'nt come across as a routine, sloppy production like so many love stories can be. What compliments the ethos of the film is the sizzling soundtrack. The story in the film is set in the 1960's though the majority of it's soundtrack are tracks recorded in the 1980's and they do admitedly sound very distinctive to that era but never the less it still makes for a tremendously enjoyable soundtrack. I've Had The Time Of My Life is a song that forever will be associated with Dirty Dancing and it's an absolutley magnificent recording at that. as the song plays you almost visualise the triumphant climax of the film where Patrick swayze and Jennifer grey do some electricifying dancing. Be my Baby is a fantastic soul classic sung by the highly underated group, The Ronettes where as Patrick Swayze surprisingly puts in a stunning and powerful performance on the breathtakingly beautiful, She's Like's The Wind. Hungry Eyes is another stand out track. With it's beautiful musical arrangements and a fabulous performance from Eric Carmen, the tack is quite simply a classic - a vastly underated one1 Every track on here is an absolute clasic with main highlights being glorious soul classics like Stay by William and Maurice, the silly butfun Love Is Strange, Overload and more contemporary recordings like the swinging, Yes and the totally magnificent, Where Are You Tonight? Superb recordings all round from an equally superb, classic movie. Highly Recommended!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best CD Ever December 6, 1999
By katy
Format:Audio CD
This has got to be the best double cd ever. It is totally worth the money. Even if you have the soundtrack, you should buy it just for the unreleased version of I've had the time of my life from the movie. When I listen to it I relive all the great moments from the movie. There is not one song on there that I don't like. I recommend it to all the dirty dancing fans out there or some one who just likes good music.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This sountrack is a great addition to your cd collection! November 18, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've had the time of my life listening to this CD! Some people may like Korn and some people may like Motzart, but you just can't replace the good ol' oldies in this soundtrack. Some song from the movie aren't on the soundtrack which would be the only reason that i don't give this a five star reveiw! I love this soundtrack and when you hear it you just want to get up and dance! it is just the best thing that i have heard since the soundtrack animal house, there are no bad songs on this soundtrack, you will love it and it is a great christmas gift! Have the time of your life! Again
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars for my girl friend
my girl friend just went crazy over this cd now i am happy too can not wait to see what is next
Published 9 days ago by yoease
5.0 out of 5 stars PUT ON YOUT DANCING SHOES
the reason i ordered this cd of Dirty Dancing is because i saw the movie and couldnt keep my feet still during the movie
just listening to the music makes you what to dance... Read more
Published 14 days ago by Linda Vick
5.0 out of 5 stars Good music
Bought this for a good friend of mine. I have seen the movie and know all the music :) :)
Published 22 days ago by joyce
5.0 out of 5 stars Great intertainment
This was given to my wife as a gift. She loves it. She plays it over and over in her CD player when she's doing things around the house.
Published 1 month ago by michael Wepking
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
After watching the movie, the music gets stuck in your head. Having the soundtrack on my player means I can listen to any song whenever the song pops into my head. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
I love this product! I originally got the CD for my mom who is a HUGE fan, but it came with the MP3 download as well, and since we're connected via Prime, she has it on her phone... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gwen
5.0 out of 5 stars All good songs
It was great to hear all the good old songs. It is a classic and will be listened to for many years to come.
Published 2 months ago by student
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
I just love this MP3 set. I am a total sucker for this entire soundtrack and it is well worth buying,
Published 2 months ago by Laurie Cerini
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter loves this movie!
It's her favorite movie, and I enjoy watching it with her or without her present, so it gets my best ranking.
Published 2 months ago by Cindy K. Long
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST OWN!!!
DUHHH!! If you're over 20 years of age and live in a non-third world country, you absolutely LOVE everything about this movie!!!
Published 2 months ago by Brian K May
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