Dirty Dancing (soundtrack)

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Dirty Dancing
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released August 4, 1987 (1987-08-04)[1]
Genre Pop rock, R&B, soft rock
Length 39:04 (orig. 1987)
78:00 (20th Anniversary Edition)
Label RCA Records
Various artists chronology
Dirty Dancing
More Dirty Dancing
Singles from Dirty Dancing
  1. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"
    Released: September 1987
  2. "Hungry Eyes"
    Released: November 7, 1987
  3. "She's Like the Wind"
    Released: 1987
  4. "Yes"
    Released: 1988
Dirty Dancing Soundtrack: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Dirty Dancing is the original soundtrack of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The album became a huge commercial success. It went on to sell 32 million copies worldwide and is one of the best-selling albums of all time.[3][4] In the United States the album spent 18 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 album sales charts and went multi-platinum.[5] As of 2007, it is still re-entering the Irish charts on occasion, having spent more than 230 weeks in the top 30.

There was a follow-up album entitled More Dirty Dancing (1988).

Ultimate Dirty Dancing (full title: Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Dirty Dancing) was released in 2003 and contains every song from the motion picture Dirty Dancing sequenced in the order it appears in the film.

Track listing[edit]

1987 original edition[edit]

  1. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" (Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes) – 4:47
  2. "Be My Baby" (The Ronettes) – 2:37
  3. "She's Like the Wind" (Patrick Swayze) – 3:53
  4. "Hungry Eyes" (Eric Carmen) – 4:06
  5. "Stay" (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs) – 1:34
  6. "Yes" (Merry Clayton) – 3:15
  7. "You Don't Own Me" (Blow Monkeys) – 2:59
  8. "Hey! Baby" (Bruce Channel) – 2:21
  9. "Overload" (Alfie Zappacosta) – 3:39
  10. "Love Is Strange" (Mickey & Sylvia) – 2:52
  11. "Where Are You Tonight?" (Tom Johnston) – 3:59
  12. "In the Still of the Night" (The Five Satins) – 3:03

20th Anniversary Edition[edit]

On October 15, 2007, RCA Records re-released a 20th anniversary edition of the soundtrack. The release contained remastered versions of the original album's songs (in a different track listing) plus additional tracks, as well as a DVD featuring promotional videos and photo material.[6]

Disc one (CD)

  1. "Be My Baby" (The Ronettes)
  2. "Where Are You Tonight?" (Tom Johnston)
  3. "Stay" (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs)
  4. "Hungry Eyes" (Eric Carmen)
  5. "Overload" (Zappacosta)
  6. "Hey! Baby" (Bruce Channel)
  7. "Love Is Strange" (Mickey & Sylvia)
  8. "You Don't Own Me" (The Blow Monkeys)
  9. "Yes" (Merry Clayton)
  10. "In the Still of the Night" (The Five Satins)
  11. "She's Like the Wind" (Patrick Swayze)
  12. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" (Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes)
  13. "Big Girls Don't Cry" (The Four Seasons)
  14. "Merengue" (Michael Lloyd & Le Disc)
  15. "Some Kind of Wonderful" (The Drifters)
  16. "Johnny's Mambo" (Michael Lloyd & Le Disc)
  17. "Do You Love Me" (The Contours)
  18. "Love Man" (Otis Redding)
  19. "Gazebo Waltz" (Michael Lloyd)
  20. "Wipe Out" (The Surfaris)
  21. "These Arms of Mine" (Otis Redding)
  22. "De Todo Un Poco" (Michael Lloyd & Le Disc)
  23. "Cry to Me" (Solomon Burke)
  24. "Trot the Fox" (Michael Lloyd & Le Disc)
  25. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (The Shirelles)
  26. "Kellerman's Anthem" (The Emile Bergstein Chorale)
  27. "Time of My Life" [Instrumental version] (The John Morris Orchestra)

Disc two (DVD)

  1. "She's Like the Wind" video
  2. "Yes" video
  3. "Hungry Eyes" video
  4. "Do You Love Me" video
  5. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" video
  6. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" karaoke version
  7. Photo gallery

Charts and certifications[edit]


Chart (1987-88) Position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report) 1
US Billboard 200 1


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[7] 11× Platinum 770,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[8] Diamond 1,000,000^
France (SNEP)[9] Diamond 1,214,000[10]
Germany (BVMI)[11] 4× Platinum 2,000,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[12] Platinum 100,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[13] Gold 50,000*
Sweden (GLF)[14] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[15] 5× Platinum 250,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] 10× Platinum 3,150,000[17]
United States (RIAA)[18] 11× Platinum 11,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "RIAA Gold and Platinum". Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Taneja, Nikhil (2008-12-09). "Those chart busters". The Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 2013-10-10. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Black Eyed Peas go Dirty Dancing - Havana Nights". Havana Journal. 2004-02-08. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  5. ^ Powell, Lucy (2006-09-16). "The time of your life". The Times. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  6. ^ "Ost: Va: Dirty Dancing: 20th Anniversary Edition: 2cd: Includes Dvd (2007): CD". hmv.com. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  8. ^ "Canadian album certifications – VARIOUS ARTISTS – Dirty Dancing". Music Canada. 
  9. ^ "French single certifications – BOF – Dirty Dancing" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select BOF and click OK
  10. ^ "Les Albums Diamant :" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (O.S.T. - Various; 'Dirty Dancing')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  12. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Soundtrack – Dirty Dancing" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  13. ^ "Polish album certifications – Soundtrack – Dirty Dancing" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. 
  14. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  15. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Soundtrack; 'Dirty Dancing')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Soundtrack – Dirty Dancing". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Dirty Dancing in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  17. ^ Myers, Justin (October 26, 2015). "Official Charts Quiz: Who sold more?". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  18. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Dirty Dancing". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
Tunnel of Love by Bruce Springsteen
Faith by George Michael
Billboard 200 number-one album
November 14, 1987 – January 15, 1988
March 12 – May 13, 1988
Succeeded by
Faith by George Michael
Preceded by
Wired World of Sports by The Twelfth Man
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
February 15 – April 10, 1988
Succeeded by
Whenever You Need Somebody
by Rick Astley