“She’s Like the Wind” is a 1987 song by American actor and singer Patrick Swayze from the soundtrack to the film Dirty Dancing, in which Swayze also starred. The song features additional vocals from singer Wendy Fraser. The ballad reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and number one on the Adult Contemporary charts in the United States and Canada.
Patrick Swayze and Americna songwriter Stacy Widelitz co-wrote “She’s Like The Wind” in 1984. It was originally intended for the soundtrack of Randal Kleiser’s comedy-drama film film “Grandview, U.S.A.” (starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell). However, the song was not used in that film. During production of “Dirty Dancing”, 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 in November 1986, with Michael Lloyd producing. The single was released in December 1987 with “Stay” by American doo-wop/R&B vocal group Maurice Williams And The Zodiacs on the B-side
The music video for “She’s Like The Wind” features Swayze performing the song on a stage, intercut with scenes from “Dirty Dancing” featuring Swayze and co-star Jennifer Grey. The video’s simple, understated aesthetic matches the song’s romantic and melancholic tone.
The song’s lyrics are a romantic tribute to a mysterious woman who captivates the narrator with her beauty and grace. Swayze’s vocals are understated and soulful, complementing the song’s gentle melody and romantic lyrics. The use of saxophone in the song’s instrumentation also adds to its smooth and sensual atmosphere. Overall, “She’s Like The Wind” is a classic romantic ballad that has become synonymous with the iconic film “Dirty Dancing”. Its soulful melody, evocative lyrics, and Swayze’s understated vocals have helped it endure as a beloved and timeless song.