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“Footloose” is a song co-written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins. It was released in January 1984 as the first of two singles by Loggins from the 1984 film of the same name. The song spent three weeks at number one, March 31—April 14, 1984 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and was the first of two number-one hits from the motion picture, Footloose. Billboard ranked it at the No. 4 song for 1984.[2]

The song was very well received, and is one of the most recognizable songs recorded by Loggins. It won Grammy for Song of the Year (1985). When the American Film Institute released its AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs, “Footloose” reached the 96th position. The song was covered by country music artist Blake Shelton for the 2011 remake of the 1984 film. The song has also been covered by “Weird Al” Yankovic (Hooked on Polkas),[3] Alvin and the Chipmunks, British group Girls Aloud in their Chemistry Tour in 2006, and the Glee cast for the 2013 Glee episode “Girls (and Boys) On Film“. It was also made available as downloadable content for the Rock Band series.


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