Can you believe it has been nearly 30 years since the classic love story “Dirty Dancing” first hit the big screen.
The now iconic movie starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey was originally a low-budget with no major stars in it. After its launch, people instantly fell in love with it and Dirty Dancing became a massive box office hit.
Believe it or not, it was the first film to It was the first film to sell more than a million copies on VHS.
Not only that, the soundtrack to Dirty Dancing generated two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles, including “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”, which won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy Award for best duet.
Below is a list of 12 facts you probably never knew about the movie.
Well before the days of Xbox and Playstation came Sega and Nintendo but we are going even further back here to the 80’s when computer gaming was in its infancy. The Commodore 64 was at the forefront of technology in the 80’s and if you were lucky enough to have one you may remember some of these games!
1. Bubble Bobble
A classic arcade game was brought into our front rooms in the 80’s. This game actually had 2 different endings depending on whether you were playing the single player or 2 player mode.
Anyone remember this great game? Did you manage to guide him back to bed without waking him up?
3. California Games
Surfing, skateboarding, roller skating, BMX. Which was your favourite?
Fast Food was one of the Dizzy series. Anyone remember any of the other titles featuring the little egg man?
Long before the days of on demand and catch up TV we would have no choice but to watch the adverts during commercial breaks. Some of the jingles, characters and slogans became as famous as the TV programmes. How many of these adverts do you remember?
1. Hamlet Cigars
Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet. Who remembers this advert featuring The Baldy Man?
These sunflowers got us all singing along in the 80’s.
3. Yellow Pages
Are you ready, in your best posh voice – “J.R Hartley”.
4. Birds Eye Potato Waffles
They were so waffly versatile. What did you have yours with?
In 2012, Lucy Spraggan wowed the X-Factor judges with her quirky original songs and was a firm favourite after her audition, where she sang her song ‘Last Night’, with relatable lyrics about drinking and its consequences.
Lucy made it all the way to the finals, with Tulisa as her mentor, before she had to drop out of the show due to illness. She was too ill to perform in Week Four, so she was put through to Week Five automatically. However, she then bowed out from the show, saying it wasn’t fair for her to get any more free passes as a result of being unable to perform.
So, while many people loved Lucy Spraggan and have kept tuned into what she’s been up to (I know I have), this is an update on what she’s gotten up to since leaving the X-Factor…