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egregious '80's music: she's like the wind (patrick swayze)
Nov 8th, 2009 by wrekehavoc

she breaks like the wind…

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sadly, we lost patrick swayze this year. an accomplished actor and dancer with a fabulous comedic streak, swayze should have quit while he was ahead.

but nooooooooo.

during the making of dirty dancing, swayze shared this song, originally recorded in 1984 for a movie that did not use it, with his producers,  who passed it along to someone who could actually make the song happen. and happen it did, all over the place, on the coattails of the wildly-successful movie. i suppose i ought to be grateful — it was his one and only hit, and it doesn’t appear that he tried again after this, sparing the world of more aural misery.

the ultimate stamp of approval sign of success: david hasselhoff covered it on his greatest hits album. sadly, youtube does not offer that lovely version up, so please accept this consolation prize: the hoff’s cover of hooked on a feeling. (hey~ don’t hassle the hoff!)

RIP, patrick swayze. i think you’ll prefer to be remembered for your work beyond this song. and you will.


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