when i was turning 8, the only thing in the world i wanted for my birthday was the dirty dancing movie soundtrack tape. i was not allowed to watch the movie, but i was in love with the music. i had two friends over for a sleepover, and when i opened my friend laura's gift, it was the tape, and i was so excited i pranced around the house! we listened to the tape all night, and i'm sure there were some choreographed dance performances. such simple happiness.