Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights You definitely won't have the time of your life with this soundtrack. The producers try to update and unify the original album's mix of pop… Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights You definitely won't have the time of your life with this soundtrack. The producers try to update and unify the original album's mix of pop… 2004-02-17 Various Artists
Music Review

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Feb 17, 2004; Lead Performance: Various Artists

You definitely won't have the time of your life with this soundtrack. The producers try to update and unify the original album's mix of pop originals and '50s R&B by focusing on hip-hop-tinged Latin pop. Too bad the participants -- from Wyclef Jean to the Black Eyed Peas -- bring those two genres together so crassly. Only the terrific Colombian band Aterciopelados rises above the exploitation. There is one advantage over the first ''Dancing'' disc, however: Nothing here is sung by Patrick Swayze.

Originally posted Mar 12, 2004 Published in issue #755 Mar 12, 2004 Order article reprints