CSPC: Dirty Dancing Popularity Analysis

Dirty Dancing, Brindley Place Film Festival

Digital Singles Sales

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

Dirty Dancing (1987) – 563,000 equivalent albums

(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – 2,370,000
She’s Like the Wind – 600,000
Hungry Eyes – 680,000
Remaining tracks – 100,000

More Dirty Dancing (1988) – 4,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 25,000

Dirty Dancing 2 (2004) – 11,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 75,000

Orphan – 0 equivalent albums

All tracks – 0

With digital downloads we have a reasonable perspective of its appeal in the long run and, without any surprise, (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life ends up as the most remarkable case, perhaps the only song from the soundtrack with truly strong sales in digital form. With over 2.3 million sold through this avenue, its sales are similar to those of the physical single back in the 80s, partially boosted by the Black Eyes Peas sampling the song in 2010.

The rest doesn’t look particularly strong although both She’s Like The Wind and Hungry Eyes have more than decent catalogue sales in this format with over 600,000 units each.

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