Dirty Dancing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists on Apple Music

12 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sweltering doo-wop standards and unadulterated ‘80s bangers coexist on a 1987 behemoth that made a generation—perhaps ill-advisedly—want to hold their dance partner aloft. There’s a shrewd selective hand behind all that after-hours grinding, though. “Love Is Strange” (an uncredited Bo Diddley composition) is a sly, sashaying jewel, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” still soars and “Hungry Eyes” packs spectral synth and a billowing wind machine of emotion.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sweltering doo-wop standards and unadulterated ‘80s bangers coexist on a 1987 behemoth that made a generation—perhaps ill-advisedly—want to hold their dance partner aloft. There’s a shrewd selective hand behind all that after-hours grinding, though. “Love Is Strange” (an uncredited Bo Diddley composition) is a sly, sashaying jewel, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” still soars and “Hungry Eyes” packs spectral synth and a billowing wind machine of emotion.

TITLE TIME
4:49
2 2:38
3:52
4:08
1:34
3:17
7 3:01
8 2:22
3:41
2:53
4:00
3:05

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