I've liked the movie since the 90s. But I liked the soundtrack before I ever saw the movie. I was a kid, and I had both the first and second soundtrack, More Dirty Dancing, on cassettes. I prefer the first one. It has all the best songs-I've Had the Time of My Life, Hungry Eyes, She's Like the Wind. If you don't have either soundtrack and are thinking of which to get, buy this one first, then get the second one too, because it has Meringue and a few other memorable songs from the film. But it's this one that is the most necessary for a collection. There is also a collection or two that combines both soundtracks. I have all of them and they are all good. But these are the originals if you want to experience them as they were first released.