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Dirty Dancing Is 35!

The movie Dirty Dancing was released on August 21st, 1987.  The film quickly became a favorite and was the first movie to sell more than a million copies for home video.  It seems like just last week that I was getting lots of Saturday night requests for music from the soundtrack.  Tunes such as: Be My Baby-The Ronettes,  Hey Baby-Bruce Channel,  Love Is Strange-Mickey and Sylvia,  Do You Love Me-Contours, and Love Man-Otis Redding suddenly became weekly dedications on WRCO in the Fall of 1987.  The two soundtrack albums from Dirty Dancing both were multi-platinum releases and there were singles that became hits including:  (I've Had) The Time Of My Life-Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes,  Hungry Eyes-Eric Carmen,  and She's Like the Wind-Patrick Swayze.  During our Those Were the Days Saturday night radio show, we will remember that movie and the music.  

It is amazing how the music of a movie or television show can bring us Saturday night requests.  Dirty Dancing did.  Movies such as Waynes World,  La Bamba, Forrest Gump,   Bohemian Rhapsody, and Guardians Of the Galaxy have brought back classic songs to new generations.  Recently 'Stranger Things' has been setting streaming records and resurrecting songs such as the number one record of summer Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) by Kate Busch.  I can count on one hand the number of times that song has been requested on Those Were the Days before this summer.  Lately it has been a regular dedication and one of the only times that I could play the number one Top 40 song during a classic rock and roll show!  

I hope you can tune in to FM 100.9 or wrco.com this Saturday night between six and midnight for the best of the fifties through the early 1990's.  Those Were the Days will feature your dedications and you could be the winner of a trivia game.  Some of the questions are difficult and ones that can not easily be searced for on your personal device!  Get ready for our rock and roll radio party Saturday night.

Phil

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Guest - Jen S. on Saturday, August 20 2022 17:47
Dirty Dancing..Cool!

Dirty Dancing is my all time favorite movie. Yeah!

Dirty Dancing is my all time favorite movie. Yeah!
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