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Almost three decades have passed since the release of the classic American film Dirty Dancing. Since its release, the closing scene of the film featuring the lead actors Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s alluring dance to “Time of My Life” has achieved a status of timelessness.
While the song – as well as the choreographed dance – have been redone a multitude of times, it has never been recreated quite like this.
On a recent episode of Larry’s Country Diner, Bill Medley (the song’s original vocalist) of the Righteous Brothers and his daughter McKenna put a country twist on “Time of My Life” that is nothing shy of perfection.
“Time of My Life” was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes in 1987 for the film. The song went on to win an Oscar for “Best Original Song,” a Golden Globe for “Best Original Song,” and Grammy for “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.”
Dirty Dancing follows 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman on vacation with her family at the affluent Catskill Mountain resort. A romance gradually blooms between Baby and the resort’s dance instructor Johnny Castle, despite her father’s fierce opposition to a relationship between them.
Check out the countrified “Time Of My Life” video below.