Remake of "Baby Baby" in "A Week Away" Prompts Amy Grant to Jump up & Dance
She calls the movie's rendition of her 90s hit song "incredible."
The faith-based musical A Week Away has turned into an instant hit for Netflix both in the U.S. and around the globe, as we reported earlier this week. Set in a Christian summer camp, the film stars Bailee Madison and Kevin Quinn as teens who fall for each other. It's got a winning young cast, lots of snappy dance numbers and plenty of hit songs from stars of Christian contemporary music, so there's much to like.
The biggest hit of the bunch has to be Amy Grant's 1991 cross-over pop song, Baby Baby, which went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in April of that year, well before any of the young people in this movie were even born. Quinn and Jahbril Cook sing the song in the film and Grant has previously said she never imagined she'd hear it performed by a male voice, but thought the two actors "knocked it out of the park."
Now we have video evidence of her very enthusiastic initial response. It happened when she first heard it during a break in production in Nashville. While the song is playing, Grant - who is with the two stars and Cook - jumps up from her seat, pumps both fists in the air and lets out a loud "whoop," before proceeding to dance a little, as you can see in the picture.
The 60-year-old singer posted a short clip of the incident on her Instagram page and it's worth watching. You may also consider getting the movie's soundtrack, which contains songs from Michael W. Smith, For King & Country, Steven Curtis Chapman, and, of course, Grant...those latter two, by the way, both have cameos in the picture. All of the songs are performed by cast members, though, not the original artists.