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‘Dirty Dancing’ turns 35 this July and there are many people who still love listening to the movie Many people celebrate their favorite songs while ranking some of their favorites too

Afraid to admit it: ‘Dirty Dancing’ turns 35 this month and we had the time of our lives ranking all of the songs on the soundtrack.



There were many famous actors in the 1980s who could sing (including Bruce Willis, Eddie Murphy, and even Don Johnson), but Swayze was the most talented. Swayze, who also contributed to the song’s writing, sounds great on the electric ballad, which, like many of its era, features some excellent saxophone work.

After Patrick Swayze said that Jennifer Grey and her co-star in “Dirty Dancing” “weren’t a natural match,” Grey broke up with Swayze.

2) “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

It’s not just the upbeat duet (which won an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy back in the day) that comes to mind when you think of the film’s climactic dance number and, of course, The Lift. It was originally offered to Donna Summer and Joe Esposito, but it has since become a radio and cultural staple regardless of who sings it.

Be My Baby, by the Ronettes

A timeless pop classic by one of the all-time great singers, Ronnie Spector? Now, please. Over the opening credits, a ’60s girl group performs a ringer that doesn’t belong on the record (but we’re glad it’s here anyway).

Article originally published in USA TODAY Now 35 years old, the classic film “Dirty Dancing” celebrates a milestone anniversary. Rank order of the entire soundtrack (including that Patrick Swayze tune)