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Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday's Flashback

From one of the most successful movie soundtracks of all time, Patrick Swazye scored a Top 5 hit with She's Like The Wind. The hunky movie star proved he had a voice that was capable of making hits. Dirty Dancing was the phenom hit of 1987 and audiences lined up to see it like mad. The soundtrack went on to sell in the millions, spawn a sequel of its own, and deliver hit records like this one. Swayze's voice was perfectly suited for this type of slick pop and he sent women swooning around the world with this love song, delivered in breathless anticipation, as he danced his way into their lives.

It's hard to believe that it's been over a year since Patrick Swayze died of cancer. He was truly one of the great originals when it came to his work. He could play the romantic leading man, the hardened hero, and even the bad guy now and then, with the ease of someone who was meant to be an actor. Swayze was just that. I've yet to meet anyone who isn't a Swayze fan.

In the video for his biggest musical hit, Swayze displays the acting ability that took him to superstardom while his beautiful tenor voice creates a world of its own. A world nobody minded visiting.

We miss you, Patrick. We sure do love you.


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