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footloose‘Footloose’ , written by Kenny Loggins, was one of four songs in the remake of the movie by the same name that appeared in the 1984 original starring Kevin Bacon in the title role.

Blake Shelton “countrified” the song a bit, and at the 45th CMA  Awards, he was joined by original Footloose performer Loggins to sing the song.

Loggins also wrote ‘Danger Zone’ from Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise.

A Dancing with the Stars episode featured film stars Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough—a former champion on the show—dancing to the songs “Holding Out for a Hero” and “Footloose” from the film’s soundtrack. Blake Shelton performed the song live.

‘Footloose’ was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song and won the Grammy that year.

It was the first full length music video that Entertainment Tonight debuted in 28 years… since Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ in 1983.

The original soundtrack includes eight new songs and four remakes of songs from the original film’s soundtrack. Director Craig Brewer said, “I can promise Footloose fans that I will be true to the spirit of the original film. But I still gotta put my own Southern grit into it and kick it into 2011.”

The film opens with several teens dancing to Loggins’ original version of the song. Like the original film, the 2011 version also features “Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” by the heavy metal band Quiet Riot and “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” by Deniece Williams.  – Edited from Wikipedia

For those of you who have fond memories of Kevin Bacon’s dance gymnastics in the original Footloose, check out Bacon’s defiant (and hysterical) entrance when Jimmy Fallon announces that dancing has been outlawed on The Tonight Show:


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