Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, 1987
Can you believe it's been 25 years - 25! - since Dirty Dancing came out? Women everywhere fell in love with Patrick Swayze's Johnny Castle, the ultimate bad-boy-turned-good. And who didn't watch this on repeat with our girl pals at sleepovers, singing along to every song and dancing along to every tune. Hell, there's even a Dirty Dancing drinking game!
To celebrate the quarter century anniversary of a film that defined a generation, Grazia staffers share their favourite or most memorable Dirty Dancing moment. We've even added clips, too. Enjoy...
“It’s got to be the line, 'I carried a water melon.' Every girl can relate too this, surely?!” - Sarah Shaw, Deputy Art Director
“Nobody puts Baby in a corner” is the best quote from any movie. Fact." - Becky Gee, Strategic Director, Fashion & Retail
“My most memorable Dirty Dancing moment was trying to recreate the famous lift - tipsy - at a wedding with an equally tipsy male guest. I chickened out of jumping three times before finally lunging into his arms and he promptly dropped me.” - Scarlett Russell, Entertainment Editor
“My absolute favourite scene is when Johnny teaches Baby how to dance while strutting up and down a log. Dangerous dancing at its best. I especially like when they shimmy down and do a sort of jive. All to the soundtrack of Bruce Channel’s 'Hey Baby.'" - Caroline Ferry, Fashion Assistant
“Her sister Lisa singing an out of tune 'Hula Hana' at the show rehearsal. Sadly I have the same singing voice (er, okay maybe worse).”- Louisa Pritchard, News Features Director
“I used to babysit for two children and Dirty Dancing was the ONLY video (yes, video) their mother owned. I watched it once a week for six months and would practise the 'Time of Your Life' dance in their living room for hours on end.” - Olivia Foster, Senior News Reporter
“I love this movie. In a really manly way, of course. Best moment is 'Overload' kicking in on the soundtrack, followed by Johnny smashing in his car window with a bollard (see, that's massively manly). Oh, and worst thing that's ever happened to a Dirty Dancing song: Dj Otzi covering 'Hey Baby.'” - Dan Poole, Sub Editor
Doesn't it make you want to watch the film all weekend long? We know we do.