Footloose" is a song co-written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins. It was released in January 1984 as the first of two singles by Loggins from the 1984 film of the same name (the other one being " I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)"). The song spent three weeks at number one, March 31—April 14, 1984 on the US , and was the first of two number-one hits from the film. Billboard Hot 100 Billboard ranked it at the No. 4 song for 1984.
The song was very well received, and is one of the most recognizable songs recorded by Loggins. When the
American Film Institute released its , "Footloose" reached the 96th position. The song was covered by AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs country music artist Blake Shelton for the 2011 remake of the 1984 film.
It was nominated for an
Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 1985 ceremony, losing to Stevie Wonder's " I Just Called to Say I Love You" from .
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The single version is slightly shorter in length compared to the album version. It begins with a soloed guitar track instead of a drum intro, and features more prominent backing vocals in the mix, particularly towards the end of the song.
In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the
National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant."
Music video [ edit ]
music video was directed by Brian Grant. It uses the single version and features several scenes from the film, in particular the warehouse where Kevin Bacon's character performs an unorchestrated dance routine (which was actually performed to a different song in the film itself).
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Weekly charts [ edit ]
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Billboard Hot 100
Blake Shelton version [ edit ]
Blake Shelton covered the song for the 2011 version of the film. Shelton's version also appears on the film's soundtrack. It charted at number 63 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in November 2011. A music video for Shelton's version of the song, directed by Shaun Silva, premiered in October 2011.
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Other cover versions [ edit ]
Puerto Rican Boyband would sing Footloose during their live concerts.
Appearances in other media [ edit ]
It was also made available as downloadable content for the
. The song is featured in the rhythm video game, Rock Band series , covered by Top Culture.
Just Dance 2018
The song was used in the American animated
Cartoon Network show Regular Show in the episode “Karaoke Video” sung by main character Pops Maellard.
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References [ edit ]
Lecaro, Lina (November 19, 2016). "This Monthly Club Is a Non-Ironic Celebration of Rock's Softer Side". . LA Weekly
Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1984
"National Recording Registry Reaches 500". Library of Congress. March 21, 2018 . Retrieved . March 21, 2018
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Kent, David (1993). . Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
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"The Irish Charts - All there is to know" . Retrieved . 2 March 2018
Italian peaks for 'Kenny Loggins'
Charts.org.nz – Kenny Loggins – Footloose". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
"Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
"Kenny Loggins Chart History (Hot 100)". . Retrieved 2 March 2018. Billboard
Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
"Top 100 Singles of 1984 – Volume 41, No. 17, January 05 1985". . RPM Library and Archives Canada . Retrieved . July 12, 2017
"CMT : Videos : Blake Shelton : Footloose". Country Music Television . Retrieved . October 8, 2011
"Blake Shelton Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". . Retrieved November 17, 2011. Billboard
"Blake Shelton Chart History (Canada Country)". . Retrieved November 28, 2017. Billboard
"Blake Shelton Chart History (Hot 100)". . Retrieved November 17, 2011. Billboard
"Blake Shelton Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". . Retrieved November 17, 2011. Billboard
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