Vocal Song Tracks
Footloose featured the following songs:
Click/tap highlighted track names for full Soundtrack release info
Artists are linked if they appear in other featured movies.
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.Update Us
Rewind ArchiveFootloose 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
Rewind ArchiveKenny 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!
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Rewind ArchiveIn 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.