Clay Aiken – Dirty Dancing

Do you remember the movie, Dirty Dancing?  Released in 1987, the romantic film starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.

Dirty Dancing was a huge box office hit. It earned over $214 million worldwide. It was also the first film to sell more than a million copies on home video.

Patrick Swayze, the romantic dancer in the movie had his first professional appearance as a dancer for Disney on Parade. Next, he was seen as a replacement playing the role of Danny Zuko in the long-running production of Grease on Broadway.

Swayze, chosen by People magazine as the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1991 was most famous for his role in Dirty Dancing and the 1990 film, Ghost.

Jennifer Grey is the daughter of stage and Academy Award-winning actor Joel Grey.  As a young actor she was best know for her role as Ferris Bueller’s sister and her role of Baby in Dirty Dancing.

In the early 1990s, Grey underwent a rhinoplasty procedure that many people thought was not helpful to her looks and they thought it was one of the reasons she was not asked to star in many more projects.

After two very serious accidents, Grey became the winner of season 11 of Dancing With The Stars in 2010.

WAIT…What does this have to do with Clay Aiken?  Well, if you know the talented SueReu and the way she is able to put together wonderful videos, you won’t be surprised that she put together a wonderful new video to Clay’s performance of Unchained Melody.  Using the beautiful arrangement by Ben Cohn, Clay’s voice is the backdrop for Jennifer Grey’s dancing in both Dirty Dancing and Dancing With The Stars.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Another awesome SueReu video. I loved Dirty Dancing and Jennifer Grey. Beautiful dancing and a beautiful song. Perfect! 🙂

  2. Just love Sue Reu's Montage – My favorite movie – my favorite song – by my favorite Singer !!
    It was very touching and just plain beautiful. Thanks Musicfan and Sue.

  3. Unchained Melody is my all time favorite song and Dirty Dancing my all time favorite movie. Clay's beautiful rendition of UM against a backdrop of Dirty Dancing and DWTS is perfection <3. Thanks for a great video 🙂

  4. ohhhh this actually made me cry, it's just beautiful. And I adore the man singing. I've got to go get another tissue.

  5. =) why thank you!!! Dirty Dancing is one of my "guilty" pleasures (guilty in that I can only watch it if it's on and if my DH is out of the house LOL!!!!) Patrick Swayze was amazing and I've always had a soft spot for Jennifer Grey, rhinoplasty and all 😉 she was truly magnificent DWTS.

    I thought that Unchained Melody would be a good fit – what, with the Ghost connection and all.

  6. That was absolutely lovely SueReu. If there is any voice that should be on DWTS…it is Clay. His voice and his music is without a doubt perfect for dancing.

    Thanks Musicfan as well for the information on Jennifer Grey. I had no idea that Joel was her father….I learned something new today… Thank you both. I love CANN.

  7. Loved Dirty Dancing with Patrick & Jennifer and avidly watched DWTS when Jennifer was a contestant. Sue's montage using UM sung by Clay Aiken is excellent. There's certainly a connection!!

  8. How beautiful! Thank you SueRue for the wonderful montage. I wish Jennifer Gray could see this and how lovely she is dancing to Clay's Unchained Melody.

  9. I love Clay and I also am a huge fan of Derek so I really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing it.

  10. So beautiful! Sue, you have a gift and when you combined it with Clay's gift for singing and Derek's and Jennifer's gift for dancing, you really created something stunning. Thank you!

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