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
Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins; June 8, 1951) is a Welsh singer, known for her distinctive husky voice.
Tyler came to prominence with the release of her 1977 album The World Starts Tonight and its singles “Lost in France” and “More Than a Lover”. Her 1978 single “It’s a Heartache” reached number four on the UK Singles Chart, and number three on the US Billboard Hot 100.
In the 1980s, Tyler ventured into rock music with songwriter and producer Jim Steinman. He wrote Tyler’s biggest hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, the lead single from her 1983 UK chart topping album Faster Than the Speed of Night. Steinman also wrote Tyler’s other major 1980s hit “Holding Out for a Hero”. She had success in mainland Europe during the 1990s with Dieter Bohlen, who wrote and produced her hit “Bitterblue”. In 2003, Tyler re-recorded “Total Eclipse of the Heart” with singer Kareen Antonn. Their bilingual duet topped the French charts.
Rocks and Honey was released in 2013 and features the single “Believe in Me” which she performed representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. Her latest album Between the Earth and the Stars was released on March 15, 2019.
Both “It’s a Heartache” and “Total Eclipse of the Heart” are among the best-selling singles of all time, with sales in excess of six million each. Her work has earned her three Grammy Award nominations and three Brit Award nominations, among other accolades.
This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” I’ll be playing: Whitney Houston, Rick James, the Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Tyler; featuring my dear friend Rory Dodd, the Manhattans, the Reddings, George Duke, Sir Elton John, Vesta Williams, Barry White, Billy Joel and more. It gets underway at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. You won’t want to miss it when “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes your way on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
This week on the Vinyl Resting Place – the women who went to number 1 during the Rock and Roll era. Featuring hits from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Rosemary Clooney, Carole King, Lulu, Dolly Parton, Sheena Easton, Little Eva, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Vicki Lawrence, Bonnie Tyler, Jo Stafford, Blondie, Brenda Lee, Singing Nun, Laurie London, Little Peggy March and more…. Join Willie B, 5pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.
Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins; 8 June 1951) is a Welsh singer, songwriter and businesswoman.
Beginning as a local singer in Swansea, Tyler came to prominence with the release of her 1976 album The World Starts Tonight and its singles “Lost in France” and “More Than a Lover”. Her 1978 single “It’s a Heartache” was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching number one in several European countries and breaking the American charts. After winning the 10th World Popular Song Festival with 1979 single “Sitting On the Edge of the Ocean”, Tyler converted from country music to rock music. Her career peaked in the 1980s with her Jim Steinman collaboration, releasing international hits “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, “Holding Out for a Hero”, “If You Were a Woman and I Was a Man” and “Here She Comes”.
Tyler’s shift from rock to soft pop in the 1990s led to further success in continental Europe with singles “Bitterblue” and “Fools Lullaby”. With German producer Dieter Bohlen, Tyler had continued success with three albums before releasing in the UK and America again, and her 1995 single “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” narrowly missed the UK Top 40.
Making a comeback in 2004, Tyler released “Si demain… (Turn Around)” with Kareen Antonn, which was a number one in France for ten weeks, selling over 700,000 copies. In recent years Tyler has appeared on several UK TV shows, making a cameo appearance on Hollyoaks Later, toured with Robin Gibb in 2010 and Status Quo in 2012. Her latest album Rocks and Honey has had modest success in Europe, with her latest single “Believe in Me” being used as the UK’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
With a career spanning nearly four decades, she has won three Goldene Europa awards, an Echo Award, and has been nominated for three Brit Awards and three Grammy Awards. Her distinctive husky voice as a result of an operation to remove vocal nodules has had her compared her to artists such as Rod Stewart and Kim Carnes, and in combination with her career success, has led to her being recognised as the “International First Lady of Rock”, with an estimated 20 million records sold in her career. (Souce: Wikipedia)