PATRICK SWAYZE & WENDY FRASER

PATRICK SWAYZE & WENDY FRASER

"She's Like the Wind" is a 1987 power ballad from the film Dirty Dancing, performed by Patrick Swayze. Though Swayze is the primary vocalist on the single, it was billed as being performed by "Patrick Swayze & Wendy Fraser”. Fraser is heard throughout much of the song, specifically in the final chorus.

Swayze and Stacy Widelitz co-wrote the song in 1984.
It was originally intended for the soundtrack of Grandview, U.S.A. and was meant to be about Jamie Lee Curtis' 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 hit success around the world. The single reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. It is still in rotation on radio's. The soundtrack album was number one for 18 weeks (9 weeks from December 5 1987 to 9 January 1988, then 9 weeks from March 12 to May 7 1988)