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Love Is In Da Blog 27 -“Cheek to Cheek”, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” and “Love Lift Us Up Where We Belong”

So this challenge has often been like opening a bag of Lays potato chips, you can never eat just one and I seem to often not be able to choose just one song.  I have chosen three iconic songs in my opinion.

The first is from the movie Top Hat , “Cheek to Cheek” sung by Fred Astaire while dancing with the incomparable Ginger Rogers. This particular scene from Top Hat was utilized in The Green Mile  when they allow John Coffey played by Michael Clark Duncan to see a picture show before his execution as well as at the beginning of the movie.

The second is the iconic song that Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey perform to at the end of the movie Dirty Dancing, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes’ (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

My final choice comes from the most romantic and chivalrous scene in any movie, when Richard Gere walks through the paper plant and picks Debra Winger up and carries her in his arms at the end of An Officer and a Gentleman. Another Jennifer Warnes collaboration, this time with Joe Cocker singing Love Lift Us Up Where we Belong. Please enjoy the videos. I have not included the lyrics.

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!!


Love Is In Da Blog 27 ~ My favourite Love Song from a Film