The soundtrack has been described as the one that 'defines the 80's'. It includes the massive hit "Let's Hear It For The Boy" and has always been readily available on CD.
Recently, a digitally remastered special edition was released with greatly improved sound quality and four extra tracks.
The following song tracks were featured in Footloose
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.Footloose - Kenny LogginsLet's Hear It For the Boy - Denise WilliamsAlmost Paradise (Love Theme) - Ann Wilson, Mike RenoHolding Out For A Hero - Bonnie TylerDancing In The Sheets - ShalamarI'm Free (Heaven Helps The Man) - Kenny LogginsSomebody's Eyes - Karla BonoffGirl Gets Around, The - Sammy HagarNever - Moving PicturesBang Your Head (Metal Health) - Quiet RiotWaiting For A Girl Like You - ForeignerHurts So Good - John Cougar MellencampAre We Missing Any?Song Trivia
Footloose was one of the first movies to utilise the power of MTV to sell the motion picture through pop videos of the songs, released weeks before the movie came out. This is now standard practise but at the time was a significant gamble. Paramount would repeat the trick exactly a few years later with the release of Top Gun
Kenny Loggins & Dean Pitchford were nominated for the Oscar & Golden Globe for Best Music, Song for the title song. So was Tom Snow for "Let's Hear it for the Boy."
Deniece Williams apparently recorded the vocals for "Lets Hear It For The Boy" in only 20 minutes... late at night... after a long flight from LA to New York!
She wasn't coming to it completely cold, having previously already recorded a version that songwriter Dean Pitchford thought sounded too young and girlish, but its still an impressive feat of performance, I think you'll agree! -Thanks to Nick
In the sequence in which Ren is teaching Willard how to dance, they're actually dancing and singing along to "Somebody's Eyes." "Let's Hear it for the Boy" was added in post-production after the director Herbert Ross felt that "Somebody's Eyes" was too slow for the scene. Add some more trivia about the songs used in Footloose
Lori Singer plays "Ariel", the tearaway minister's daughter...