The ’80s were a decade like no other, with a massive callback to this time seen in 2016. Many still stand in awe of the era in its seemingly simpler day-to-day life. There were many moments of grand innovation as well as moments that confused us. The population grew at such a rapid pace, that is far outshined not only the ’70s but also the ’90s. Music welcomed many talented performers to the limelight, from Madonna to the rise of glam, hard, and heavy metal bands.
Film’s in the ’80s seemed to take a different approach than those of previous generations. Some taking on controversial topics, politics, the rise of heroes, and introductions to a new list of films never seen before. From the Brat Pack films that seemed to litter the ’80s with such tremendous force and popularity, to a boom in action films. An introduction to some of our most beloved characters as well as some that seemed to keep us up at night.
Eric Carmen had quite a sudden rise to fame, thanks to his contributions to the hit movie Dirty Dancing. A timeless classic that no one can forget, with a soundtrack that will leave you fondly remembering the classic dance styles of everyone’s favorite sensitive tough guy. That’s right, I’m talking about the one, the only, Patrick Swayze.
Patrick Swayze seemed to dominate the scene when it came to tough guys who also understood the sensitivity needed to be loved by all on the big screen. Dirty Dancing wasn’t the first massive hit of the ’80s for Swayze, but it certainly didn’t hurt. When many see his tough, but lovable demeanor towards co-star Jennifer Grey, it can be hard not to get a bit teary-eyed.
Thanks to the contributions of Carmen, we had a perfect song to really drive all those feelings we had for Swayze or even Grey, home. The timeless moment left me absolutely in awe. After watching this small moment of big emotional payoff, I simply had to re-watch the entire film. Do you remember this moment of the two making history that still seems to have a place in today’s fast-paced world?