Thursday, November 24, 2011

This day in music - November 24, 1987: Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley are at No. 1 on the U.S. Charts with "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Of course, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" is best known for its use in the movie Dirty Dancing. You'll recall the grand finale featuring the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey (definitely a step up from Red Dawn).

But the song stood up pretty well on the pop charts, too.

In the U.S., the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1987 for one week and also reached number one on the Adult Contemporary charts for four weeks. In the United Kingdom, the song had two chart outings: in November 1987, after the film's initial release, the song peaked at No. 6; in January 1991, after the film was shown on mainstream television, the song reached No. 8.

Hey, nobody puts baby in a corner. 

First, the very talented singers who performed the song, Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley. But if you want to see the clip from the movie, you can get it here. It's one of those copyright things that won't allow it be posted separately. Oh, well. 

(Cross-posted at Lippmann's Ghost.)

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