WATCH: “She’s Like The Wind” From ‘Dirty Dancing’ Reveals Patrick Swayze’s Haunting Vocals


It’s not uncommon to meet someone who’s very good at one specific skill. Dirty Dancing revealed that Patrick Swayze could do a lot of things, including singing and songwriting. Really well. In fact, he had an ear for music composition in general, which worked in everyone’s favor.

That’s because Patrick Swayze put that gift to very good use. His composition, “She’s Like The Wind,” earned high ratings among listeners longer than some icons today. Thanks to him and co-writer Stacy Widelitz, a timeless movie got an equally powerful song for its soundtrack, too.


Patrick Swayze masters dancing and singing

One of the movie’s iconic songs come from Patrick Swayze’s singing and songwriting / Everett Collection

Released in December 1987, “She’s Like the Wind” has a prominent role in Dirty Dancing. But Patrick Swayze originally composed and planned to sing this song for a different reason. Shared cites a touching legend that Swayze wrote it for his wife Lisa Niemi. The two’s marriage lasted 34 years, with Swayze head-over-heels for her. However, even with these romantic origins, its use changed throughout its lifespan.


RELATED: 10 Surprising Things You Never Knew About The Late Patrick Swayze

He and his close friend, Nashville-based composer Stacy Widelitz, co-write “She’s Like The Wind” together. When it came time to record the song, he approached Wendy Fraser for part of the vocals. Both their voices feature throughout the song and it came to be billed as performed by “Patrick Swayze & Wendy Fraser.”

The pieces fall into place

The touching video has clips from the movie / Everett Collection

Originally, the song was destined for a different movie altogether. However, filming for Dirty Dancing began and the crew learned Patrick Swayze didn’t just dance and act; he could sing and compose songs too. He played a demo of the song for the movie’s director and producer, who then passed it on to the soundtrack’s executive producers. The union was complete

An accompanying music video does this miraculous hit justice perfectly, which is important for something so monumental. After all, it helped the movie’s soundtrack rank number one among music fans for 18 weeks in a row. It also inspired a number of covers, but Patrick Swayze singing in this haunting music video make a one-of-a-kind experience. Watch it below.

Show comments
Published by

Recent Posts

Legendary Fitness Icon Richard Simmons Dies At 76

Richard Simmons died on July 13 at the age of 76. Simmons had been found…

5 hours ago

Kevin Bacon Wore Elaborate Disguise To Spend The Day As Average Person

Through just six steps, anyone in Hollywood is linked to Kevin Bacon in some way…

15 hours ago

‘Jaws’ Deleted Scene Was A Gory Sight Of A Child Being Eaten

Steven Speilberg’s 1975 release of Jaws introduced the franchise’s fans to a terrifying world of…

1 day ago

‘Knots Landing’ And ‘General Hospital’ Star Doug Sheehan Dies At Age 75

On June 29, Doug Sheehan passed away at the age of 75. He died peacefully…

1 day ago

Inside Shelley Duvall’s Tumultuous Experience Filming ‘The Shining’

The late Shelley Duvall is mostly remembered by fans for playing Wendy Torrance in director…

1 day ago

Prior To Her Death, Shelley Duvall Had “So Much Fun” In 2023 Acting Comeback

Bolstered by director Robert Altman, Shelley Duvall exploded onto the scene in the '70s, earning…

1 day ago