I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)

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"I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)"
Single by Kenny Loggins
from the album Footloose
Released February 14, 1984
Format 12"
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:47
Label Columbia
  • Becky Shargo
  • Dean Pitchford
Kenny Loggins singles chronology
"I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)"
"Vox Humana"

I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man) is a song recorded by American recording artist Kenny Loggins, composed by Loggins, Dean Pitchford, and produced by Becky Shargo, and Pitchford. It was released in February 1984 as the second of two singles by Loggins from the film, Footloose. It charted at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] and #31 on the Canadian Hot 100.[2]

The song was very well received, and is one of the most recognizable songs recorded by Loggins.

Music Video[edit]

The video starts with Loggins character breaking out of a prison, once free the music begins, the scene then shifts to him in a car, hiding from police and looking at a picture of a woman. The scene shifts again to Loggins in an alley, surrounded by a gang and asking them about the woman (played by Virginia Madsen), a helpful Samaritan shows Loggins where the woman is located. Loggins then appears in her bedroom and they escape together. At the same time, the police find out about his breakout, Loggins and his girlfriend walk around the town together, but are spotted outside a cinema. The scene shifts again to them running through a building and onto the roof, surrounded by police. Suddenly the gang from earlier arrives and brawls with the police, while the Samaritan helps the pair escape, before walking into the crowd and disappearing.[3]

Use in popular culture[edit]

"I'm Free" was used in the Family Guy episode Stewie Loves Lois (the season 5 premiere) [4] and was featured on the in-game radio station Los Santos Rock Radio in Grand Theft Auto V, with Loggins as the station's DJ.

The song was also used in the 1984 movie Footloose, starring Kevin Bacon.


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