Footloose – Kenny Loggins

April 11, 2022

The song of the day today is “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins. For a song made famous by a movie about a dancing prohibition, you won’t be able to stop from letting loose to this 80s gem.

  • Kenneth Clark Loggins, professionally known as Kenny Loggins, was born in Everett, Washington in 1948.
  • Throughout the 1970s, he was part of a duo with Jim Messina called Loggins and Messina.
  • The song “Footloose” was written by Loggins and Dean Pitchford.
  • The song was written for the 1984 movie of the same name, starring Kevin Bacon, Dianne Wiest, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
  • The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1985, but lost to “I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder.”
  • The American Film Institute ranked “Footloose” 96th on its 100 Years… 100 Songs list.
  • The B-side track to this song was “Swear Your Love.”
  • “Footloose” was chosen for preservation in the National Recording Registry due to its cultural and artistic significance.
  • The music video, directed by Brian Grant, contains scenes from the film with Kevin Bacon dancing.
  • Blake Shelton covered the song in 2011 for a remake of the original “Footloose” film.

Lyrics:

(Genius)

Been working so hard

I’m punching my card

Eight hours, for what?

Oh, tell me what I got

I’ve got this feeling

That time’s just holding me down

I’ll hit the ceiling

Or else I’ll tear up this town

So now I gotta cut loose

Footloose

Kick off the Sunday shoes

Please, Louise

Pull me off of my knees

Jack, get back

Come on before we crack

Lose your blues

Everybody cut footloose

You’re playing so cool

Obeying every rule

Deep way down in your heart

You’re burning, yearning for some

Somebody to tell you

That life ain’t passing you by

I’m trying to tell you

It will if you don’t even try

You’ll get by if you’d only

Cut loose

Footloose

Kick off the Sunday shoes

Ooh-wee, Marie

Shake it, shake it for me

Woah, Milo

Come on, come on let’s go

Lose your blues

Everybody cut footloose

Yeah, ooh-oh-oh

(Cut footloose)

Yeah, ooh-oh-oh

(Cut footloose)

Yeah, ooh-oh-oh

(Cut footloose)

Ooh

(First) You’ve got to turn me around

(Second) And put your feet on the ground

(Third) Gotta take the hold of all

(Four) I’m turning it loose

Footloose

Kick off the Sunday shoes

Please, Louise

Pull me off of my knees

Jack, get back

Come on before we crack

Lose your blues

Everybody cut footloose

(Footloose)

Footloose

(Footloose)

Kick off the Sunday shoes (C’mon girl)

Please, Louise

Pull me off of my knees

Jack, get back

Come on before we crack

Lose your blues

Everybody cut, everybody cut

Everybody cut, everybody cut

Everybody cut, everybody cut

(Everybody)

Everybody cut footloose!

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