She's Like the Wind

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"She's Like the Wind"
Single by Patrick Swayze
from the album Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
B-sideMaurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay
Released1987
1992 (France)
Format7" single, 12" maxi
CD single, cassette
Recorded1987
GenreSoft rock, blues rock
Length3:52
LabelRCA
Writer(s)Patrick Swayze, Stacy Widelitz
ProducerMichael Lloyd
 
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"She's Like the Wind"
Single by Patrick Swayze
from the album Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
B-sideMaurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay
Released1987
1992 (France)
Format7" single, 12" maxi
CD single, cassette
Recorded1987
GenreSoft rock, blues rock
Length3:52
LabelRCA
Writer(s)Patrick Swayze, Stacy Widelitz
ProducerMichael Lloyd

"She's Like the Wind" is a power ballad performed by Patrick Swayze . The single reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.[1]

Contents

Production

Swayze and Stacy Widelitz co-wrote the song in 1984, originally for the soundtrack of Grandview, U.S.A. and was meant to be about Jamie Lee Curtis's character in the film. However, the song was not used in that film. During production of Dirty Dancing in 1987, Swayze played the demo for producer Linda Gottlieb and director Emile Ardolino. They loved it and passed it on to Jimmy Ienner and Bob Feiden, the soundtrack's executive producers. 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 number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on Adult Contemporary, and was a hit around the world. It is still in circulation on radio. The soundtrack album was number one for 19 weeks.

History

Swayze co-wrote and performed a track on the soundtrack to the film Road House (1989 film), plus he co-wrote and performed a duet with Larry Gatlin for Next of Kin.

Music video

The music video in black and white features clips from the movie Dirty Dancing. The video can be seen on the Ultimate Dirty Dancing DVD.

Track listing

7" single
  1. "She's Like the Wind" — 3:49
  2. "Stay" (by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs) — 1:34
CD single
  1. "She's Like the Wind" — 3:49
  2. "Stay" (by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs) — 1:34

Charts

Chart (1988)Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[2]15
Dutch Mega Top 100[2]13
German Singles Chart[3]14
Irish Singles Chart[4]4
New Zealand Singles Chart[2]27
Norwegian Singles Chart[2]7
Swedish Singles Chart[2]8
Swiss Singles Chart[2]23
UK Singles Chart[5]17
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6]3
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks1
Chart (1992/93)Peak
position
French SNEP Singles Chart[2]7
Chart (2009)Peak
position
Swiss Singles Chart[7]67
Preceded by
"Seasons Change" by Exposé
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single (Patrick Swayze version)
February 27, 1988
Succeeded by
"Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley
"She's Like The Wind"
Single by Lumidee featuring Tony Sunshine
from the album Unexpected
ReleasedApril 3, 2007
FormatDigital download, CD single
Recorded2006-2007
GenreHip hop, R&B
LabelTVT
ProducerJ. Marty, T.C. Love
Lumidee chronology
"Dance!"
(2006)
"She's Like The Wind"
(2007)
"Crazy"
(2007)

Lumidee

"She's Like the Wind" is a cover recorded by American recording artists Lumidee and Tony Sunshine for Lumidee's second album, Unexpected (2007). It was released as the lead single from Unexpected in the U.S. and Europe on April 3, 2007.

Background

According to Lumidee, the idea to record a remake of Patrick Swayze's 1987 song "She's Like The Wind" was inspired by her European label when she recommended a collaboration with fellow New York recording artist Tony Sunshine.[8] She also said, "We'd been talking about working together but hadn't been able to. But he loved the idea of doing something with this song."[9]

Music video

The music video for this version was directed by Dayo.[10]

Track listing

  1. "She's Like The Wind (Radio Edit)" - 4:17
  2. "She's Like The Wind (Spanglish Version)" - 3:53
  3. "She's Like The Wind (Instrumental)" - 4:18
  4. "She's Like The Wind (A Capella)" - 4:15

Charts

Chart (2007)Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[11]14
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[12]22
Denmark (Tracklisten)[13]6
US Billboard Hot 100[14]43
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[15]18
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[16]75

Other versions

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 238. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "She's Like the Wind", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  3. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  4. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  5. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  6. ^ Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  7. ^ Acahrts.us
  8. ^ (Posted: March 26, 2007) Elena del Valle, Puerto Rican singer Lumidee launches second album in April 2007 hispanicmpr.com. Poyeen Publishing. Retrieved 10-31-2010.
  9. ^ (Posted: March 24, 2007) Gail Mitchell, "R&B singer Lumidee rejects one-hit-wonder tag" reuters.com. Retrieved 1-31-2010.
  10. ^ Lumidee, "She's Like The Wind" (Feat. Tony Sunshine) - Music videos BET.com. Retrieved 10-31-10.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Lumidee feat. Tony Sunshine – She's Like The Wind" (in Dutch). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Lumidee feat. Tony Sunshine – She's Like The Wind" (in French). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  13. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Lumidee feat. Tony Sunshine – She's Like The Wind". Tracklisten. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Lumidee Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Lumidee. Prometheus Global Media.
  15. ^ "Lumidee Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Lumidee. Prometheus Global Media.
  16. ^ "Lumidee Album & Song Chart History" Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Lumidee. Prometheus Global Media.