In some ways, when a classic movie is remade, it can totally change everything in the worst way and sully the memory of a favorite film. But the ABC remake of Dirty Dancing seems like it’s going to be as close to the original as possible, but with today’s actors and a brand new soundtrack. Which is why fans will no doubt be asking how to buy the Dirty Dancing remake soundtrack ASAP. The movie premieres on ABC on Wednesday May 24, but the soundtrack for the Dirty Dancing remake was actually released on May 19, so it’s already available to listen to for all those who are interested in jamming out to the various tracks.
The best thing about the soundtrack for the Dirty Dancing remake, though, is that in this case, the TV movie’s cast has contributed a ton to the songs themselves. Whereas with the original movie, the actors focused on dancing more than singing (except for one by Patrick Swayze on the original soundtrack), the soundtrack for the new remake involves the new cast too. With "Hey Baby" sung by Lady Antebellum and "Cry to Me" by Seal, there are certainly some bona fide artists on the soundtrack as well, but several cast members are also heavily featured.
Abigail Breslin, who plays Baby herself, as well as Nicole Scherzinger, Debra Messing, and Katey Sagal are a few of the cast members on the soundtrack, which is a nice twist and makes it extra special. According to USA Today, the remake does its best to stay as close to the original film as possible, so fans of the original don't have to be too skeptical. And before it even premieres on ABC, you can buy and listen to the Dirty Dancing remake soundtrack now to help get pumped for what's to come.
As any devoted shopper will tell you, Target usually has a little of everything you need, music included. Naturally, you can buy the Dirty Dancing remake soundtrack either in-store or online. And the exclusive Target edition has two extra tracks as well. It’s also available on Amazon to purchase as a digital copy, so it really depends on the way you like to listen to your music.
You can also buy the Dirty Dancing remake soundtrack on iTunes, either in its entirety or by individual song if you have particular favorites you'd prefer to have over others. While yes, the cast is included on the majority of the soundtrack, it still features the songs from the original movie.
I know that none of us have forgotten the 2004 big screen remake of sorts, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, but this one honestly looks like it’s going to be more accurate and true to the original film that somehow still has staying power decades later. We'll find out soon enough.