Footloose (soundtrack)

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Footloose is the title of two soundtracks, the first, released in 1984, to the 1984 film Footloose and the second, released in 2011, to the 2011 remake.

Footloose (1984 soundtrack)[edit]

Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture
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Soundtrack album by various artists
Released January 31, 1984
Recorded 1983-84
Genre AOR, pop rock, synthpop
Length 36:25
Label Columbia
Producer Becky Shargo, Dean Pitchford
Singles from Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture
  1. "Footloose"
    Released: January 1984
  2. "I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)"
    Released: February 14, 1984
  3. "Let's Hear It for the Boy"
    Released: February 14, 1984
  4. "Holding Out for a Hero"
    Released: April 13, 1984
  5. "Almost Paradise"
    Released: May 1984
  6. "Dancing in the Sheets"
    Released: 1984

Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture is the original soundtrack of the Paramount motion picture Footloose. The original nine-track album was released in 1984 and reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart on April 21, 1984, where it stayed until June 30, 1984. When it was re-released in 1998, four bonus tracks were added to the album. In 2002, Sony International released the Australian Souvenir Edition (aka Australian Cast Special Edition). Two megamixes were added to the album, featuring the Australian cast of the Footloose musical. The original soundtrack contained six Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits, three of which reached the Top 10, including two number-one hits, "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins and "Let's Hear It for the Boy" by Deniece Williams, and "Almost Paradise", a duet by Ann Wilson and Mike Reno that reached number seven.

In 2009, Doveman released a reimagining of the soundtrack album.[1][2] The original soundtrack for the 2011 remake was released by Atlantic Records and Warner Music Nashville on September 27, 2011.

Track listing[edit]

1984 Edition

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1."Footloose"Kenny Loggins, Dean PitchfordKenny Loggins3:47
2."Let's Hear It for the Boy"Tom Snow, Dean PitchfordDeniece Williams4:22
3."Almost Paradise" (Love Theme from Footloose)Eric Carmen, Dean PitchfordMike Reno and Ann Wilson3:49
4."Holding Out for a Hero"Jim Steinman, Dean PitchfordBonnie Tyler5:50
5."Dancing in the Sheets"Bill Wolfer, Dean PitchfordShalamar4:05
6."I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)"Kenny Loggins, Dean PitchfordKenny Loggins3:46
7."Somebody's Eyes"Tom Snow, Dean PitchfordKarla Bonoff3:29
8."The Girl Gets Around"Sammy Hagar, Dean PitchfordSammy Hagar3:23
9."Never"Michael Gore, Dean PitchfordMoving Pictures3:47

1998 15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition bonus tracks

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
10."Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" (single edit)Carlos Cavazo, Kevin DuBrow, Frankie Banali, Tony CavazoQuiet Riot3:55
11."Hurts So Good"John Cougar Mellencamp, George M. GreenJohn Cougar Mellencamp3:38
12."Waiting for a Girl Like You"Mick Jones, Lou GrammForeigner4:49
13."Dancing in the Sheets" (12" version)Bill Wolfer, Dean PitchfordShalamar6:17

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1984 Billboard 200 1[citation needed]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1984 "Footloose" Billboard Hot 100 1[citation needed]
"Let's Hear It for the Boy" 1[citation needed]
"Holding Out for a Hero" 34[citation needed]
"Dancing in the Sheets" 17[citation needed]
"Almost Paradise" 7[citation needed]
"I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)" 22[citation needed]
"Somebody's Eyes" 109[citation needed]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[3] 6× Platinum 600,000^
France (SNEP)[4] Platinum 300,200[5]
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[6] Platinum 20,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 9× Platinum 9,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Footloose (2011 soundtrack)[edit]

Footloose: Music from the Motion Picture
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Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released September 27, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop rock, country
Length 44:14
Label Atlantic
Warner Music Nashville
Singles from Footloose: Music from the Motion Picture
  1. "Footloose"
    Released: November 8, 2011

Footloose: Music from the Motion Picture, the original soundtrack for the 2011 remake, was released by Atlantic Records and Warner Music Nashville on September 27, 2011. It includes eight new songs and four remakes of songs from the original film's soundtrack.[9] "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins was covered by Blake Shelton for the remake, which is an upbeat country version.[10] The film opens with several teens dancing to Loggins's original version of the song. Like the original film, the 2011 version also features "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" by the heavy metal band Quiet Riot and the original "Let's Hear It for the Boy", which are not on the soundtrack album.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1."Footloose"Kenny Loggins
Dean Pitchford
Blake Shelton3:39
2."Where the River Goes"Zac Brown
Wyatt Durrette
Drew Pearson
Anne Preven
Zac Brown3:39
3."Little Lovin'"Elisabeth Marius
Angelo Petraglia
Lissie4:30
4."Holding Out for a Hero"Dean Pitchford
Jim Steinman
Ella Mae Bowen5:21
5."Let's Hear It for the Boy"Dean Pitchford
Tom Snow
Jana Kramer4:10
6."So Sorry Mama"Whitney Duncan
Gordie Sampson
John Shanks
Whitney Duncan3:43
7."Fake I.D."John Rich
John Shanks
Big & Rich featuring Gretchen Wilson3:23
8."Almost Paradise"Eric Carmen
Dean Pitchford
Victoria Justice and Hunter Hayes3:37
9."Walkin' Blues"R.L. BurnsideCee Lo Green featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd3:48
10."Magic in My Home"Jason FreemanJason Freeman[11]3:13
11."Suicide Eyes"Michael Hobby
Jaren Johnston
William Satcher
A Thousand Horses3:00
12."Dance the Night Away"Lavell Crump
Christopher Goodman
Dean Pitchford
Rhashida Stafford
Bill Wolfer
David Banner4:13
Total length:44:14

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak position
Canadian Albums Chart[12] 21
US Billboard 200[12] 14
US Billboard Top Country Albums[12] 4
US Billboard Top Soundtracks[12] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fiander, Matthew (August 24, 2008). "Doveman: Footloose". Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (June 27, 2008). "Doveman Covers The Footloose Soundtrack]". Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Various Artists – Footloose - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Music Canada. 
  4. ^ "French album certifications – BOF – Footloose" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select BOF and click OK. 
  5. ^ "Les Albums Platine :" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1985". IFPI Hong Kong. 
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Original Soundtrack – Footloose - OST". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Footloose - OST in the search field and then press Enter.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Footloose". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  9. ^ Davis, Edward (August 9, 2011). "'Footloose' Soundtrack Features Cee Lo, Smashing Pumpkins & More; Due September 27th". indieWire. Snagfilms. Archived from the original on September 25, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  10. ^ Schillaci, Sophie (September 6, 2011). ""The Voice" coach puts a country spin on Kenny Loggins' original for the upcoming film remake". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on September 25, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Footloose [2011] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Chart listing for Footloose". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 6, 2011.