10 Poignant Reasons 80s Kids Still Love "Dirty Dancing" Today
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
It's been 30 years since "Dirty Dancing" was released, but we still can't get enough of Baby's summer romance in the Catskills with Johnny Castle. From the music and dancing to the iconic quotes, "Dirty Dancing" is an 80s classic that will never go out of style! See why this movie has a special place in our hearts- you'll have the time of your life just reading about it!
1. Life is simpler at Kellerman's
There's something special about Kellerman's. Sure, some people might groan at the thought of spending WEEKS at this resort in the Catskills, but most of us wouldn't mind relaxing with family, eating dinner outside at dusk, or exploring the grounds with friends! Life is simpler at Kellerman's and anything seems possible!
2. Johnny Castle is a bad boy (back when bad boys were still cool)
Okay, this is an obvious one! It's impossible not to swoon over Patrick Swayze's bad boy character! We know from the instant we see him onscreen that Baby will fall for him, just like us! He's got moves, a killer leather jacket, and a real sensitive side that's hidden beneath his tough exterior! What more could a girl want?
3. Forget swiping right...Baby has to meet her crush IN PERSON
When it comes to crashing parties, Baby sure knows a thing or two! Was it awkward? Yes. Does it make us laugh every time? Absolutely! Seriously though, Baby deserves a lot of credit for committing to this grand entrance and we love that she's such a curious, go-getter!
4. The music is better than any Top 40 hit today
It's no secret that "Dirty Dancing" has an amazing soundtrack! We're hooked the moment those drums in "Be My Baby" kick off the opening credits! The Countours' "Do You Love Me" perfectly captures the excitement, heat, and thrills of the staff's after-hours party and we can't help but mash potatoes and do the twist EVERY SINGLE TIME.
5. Baby works hard and her practice sessions aren't Instagram perfect
Every great movie needs a montage, especially one set to "Hungry Eyes"! Watching Penny and Johnny teach Baby how to dance is so entertaining and seeing Baby get the hang of it always makes us smile! We can only dream of taking Johnny's lessons on the log and in the lake!
6. Baby's outfits are adorable and she shows that confidence is sexy
We love every look that Baby rocks! There's a clear 80s influence on Baby's 1960s style and the resulting looks are timeless! You'll probably catch us wearing coral tops and denim shorts this summer!
7. This scene is insanely romantic without ever being graphic
You all know the scene we're talking about! The chemistry in this scene is THROUGH THE ROOF and it's definitely one of the most romantic moments of all time!
8. Baby's big speech is authentic and moving
Baby's speech is incredibly deep and she reminds us to always speak from the heart! We love how authentic her relationship with her father is and this scene proves that you don't always need dancing to make a scene memorable!
9. The dance finale is ICONIC and it's more than just a dance
We have the time of our lives watching this flawless scene! Johnny and Baby finally get to show off their skills and love for one another before the whole resort! It makes us so happy and we dare you not to sing or dance along!
10. Johnny delivers one of the best quotes of ALL TIME
There are too many to count, but Johnny delivers one of the best lines in the whole movie! Even people who've never seen "Dirty Dancing" know about this iconic quote!
And of course, the LIFT. Pure movie magic
We get butterflies every time! Now kick off your summer right and rewatch "Dirty Dancing" for the millionth time!