She's Like the Wind


She's Like the Wind

Infobox Single
Name = She's Like the Wind


Artist = Patrick Swayze
from Album = Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
B-side = Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay
Released = 1987
Format = Vinyl single
Recorded =
Genre = pop
Length = 3:52
Label = RCA Records
Writer = Patrick Swayze Stacy Widelitz
Producer = Michael Lloyd
Certification =
Chart position =
Last single =
This single =
Next single =
Misc =

"She's Like the Wind" was a 1987 hit pop/rock song performed by actor Patrick Swayze featuring Wendy Fraser.

Background

Swayze and Stacy Widelitz co-wrote the song in 1984, originally for the soundtrack of "Grandview, U.S.A.". It was not, however, used in that film. During production of "Dirty Dancing" in 1986, Swayze played the demo for the producers and director. They loved it and passed it on to Jimmy Ienner, the soundtrack's executive producer. It was recorded for the soundtrack in November 1986, with Michael Lloyd producing. The song, like the film in which it was featured, was a success, reaching #3 on Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on Adult Contemporary, and was a hit around the world. It is still in circulation on radio. The soundtrack album was #1 for 19 weeks.

Music video

The music video in black and white features clips from the movie "Dirty Dancing" and overlaid images of Patrick Swayze and Wendy Fraser. The video can be seen on the "Ultimate Dirty Dancing" DVD.

Covers

Infobox Single
Name = She's Like the Wind


Artist = Lumidee featuring Tony Sunshine
from Album = Unexpected
Released = 2007
Genre = R&B, Hip hop
Label = TVT Records
Writer = Patrick Swayze Stacy Widelitz, Lumiana DeRosa
Producer = J. Marty, T.C Love
Certification =
Chart position =
* #43 (U.S.)
Last single = "Dance!"
(2006)
This single = "She's Like The Wind (With Tony Sunshine)" (2007)
Next single = "Crazy (ft. Pitbull)" (2007)
Misc =

The song was later covered by Vibekingz featuring Maliq, Phonekillaz, and Patrick Nuo, and in 2007 by Lumidee featuring Tony Sunshine.

The Vibekingz version reached #2 on Germany's pop charts in 2006, and stayed in the top ten for two months. The version by Lumidee received widespread airplay in the United States, reaching the top 20. Tony Sunshine sings the original part by Swayze, while Lumidee raps with original verses related to the theme of the song.

David Hasselhoff also covered "She's Like The Wind", releasing it in his greatest hits album after a successful spell in Germany.

A mashup song and video of "She's Like The Wind" with "Minimal" by Pet Shop Boys has been a featured video on YouTube.

Girls Aloud covered "She's Like The Wind" in the Dirty Dancing Medley on their , it was Kimberley Walsh's solo.

External links

* [http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/dirtydancing/sheslikethewind.htm She's Like the Wind lyrics] (Patrick Swayze version)
* [http://www.onlylyrics.com/song.php?id=1004515 She's Like the Wind lyrics] (Lumidee version)


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