Footloose (soundtrack)

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)

Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture
Soundtrack album by various artists
Released January 31, 1984
Recorded 1983–1984
Genre AOR, pop rock, synthpop
Length 36:18
Label Columbia
Producer Becky Shargo, Dean Pitchford
Singles from Footloose
  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: 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

1984 edition

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

1998 15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition bonus tracks

No. TitleWriter(s)Artist Length
10. "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" (single edit)Carlos Cavazo, Kevin DuBrow, Frankie Banali, Tony CavazoQuiet Riot 3:55
11. "Hurts So Good"  John Cougar Mellencamp, George M. GreenJohn Cougar Mellencamp 3:38
12. "Waiting for a Girl Like You"  Mick Jones, Lou GrammForeigner 4:49
13. "Dancing in the Sheets" (extended 12" remix)Bill Wolfer, Dean PitchfordShalamar 6:17

Charts and certifications

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1984 Billboard 200 1
Year Single Chart Position
1984 "Footloose" Billboard Hot 100 1
"Let's Hear It for the Boy" 1
"Holding Out for a Hero" 34
"Dancing in the Sheets" 17
"Almost Paradise" 7
"I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)" 22

Sales and certifications

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

Preceded by
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Billboard 200 number-one album
April 21, 1984 – June 29, 1984
Succeeded by
Sports by Huey Lewis and the News

Footloose (2011 soundtrack)

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

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

Chart performance

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


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