Yes (Merry Clayton)
The Movie This is From: Dirty Dancing
The Better Known Songs From This Soundtrack: (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life (Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes), Hungry Eyes (Eric Carmen), She’s Like The Wind (Patrick Swayze)
Merry Clayton is primarily known as a back-up singer but she’s recorded 7 solo studio albums. It’s a crime that this joyous song, released as the fifth single from the soundtrack, wasn’t a worldwide smash (it made #45 on the US Hot 100).
Fun fact: Both of Clayton’s legs were amputated after a 2014 car accident but that hasn’t stopped her singing – she’s subsequently appeared on Coldplay’s 2015 album A Head Full of Dreams.