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 23, 1984. When it was re-released in 1998, four bonus tracks were added to the album, all of which were used in the film as well. In 2002, Sony International released the “AustralianSouvenir Edition”, also titled “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, plus “Somebody’s Eyes” by Karla Bonoff climbed to number sixteen on the Adult Contemporary chart. Many people bought the soundtrack album without even seeing the film.
In 2009, Doveman released a reimagining of the soundtrack album. The original soundtrack for the 2011 remake was released by Atlantic Records and Warner Music Nashville on September 27, 2011.
“Footloose” (Kenny Loggins) 3:46
“Let’s Hear It for the Boy” (Deniece Williams) 4:20
“Almost Paradise” (Love Theme from Footloose) (Mike Reno and Ann Wilson) 3:50
“Holding Out for a Hero” (Bonnie Tyler) 5:50
“Dancing in the Sheets” (Shalamar) 4:03
“I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man)” (Kenny Loggins) 3:46
“Somebody’s Eyes” (Karla Bonoff) 3:33
“The Girl Gets Around” (Sammy Hagar) 3:22
“Never” (Moving Pictures) 3:45
“Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” (Quiet Riot) 5:17
“Hurts So Good” (John Mellencamp) 3:42
“Waiting for a Girl Like You” (Foreigner) 4:50
“Dancing in the Sheets” (Extended 12″ Remix) (Shalamar) 6:16
Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group’s four-decade history, the band has had three primary lineups, with the constant center of the group since 1974 being sisters Ann Wilson (lead singer) and Nancy Wilson (guitarist). Heart rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock and heavy metal as well as folk music. Their popularity declined in the early 1980s, but the band enjoyed a comeback starting in 1985 and experienced even greater success with album oriented rock (AOR) hits and hard rock ballads into the 1990s. With Jupiter’s Darling (2004), Red Velvet Car (2010), and Fanatic (2012), Heart made a return to their hard rock and acoustic folk roots.
To date, Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide, including over 22 million in album sales in the U.S. The group was ranked number 57 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. With Top 10 albums on the Billboard Album Chart in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2010s, Heart is among the most commercially enduring hard rock bands in history. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Updated from initial Top 30 hits (2004)