Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • The song is the title track to the movie "Footloose" starring Kevin Bacon & Lori Singer. Also appearing in the movie are Dianne Wiest (from TV's "Law and Order"), and Sarah Jessica Parker, (from the TV series "Sex and the City")
  • The song Footloose was written and originally performed by Kenny Loggins
  • The lyrics were written by Dean Pitchford, who also wrote the screenplay for the movie
  • Loggins was born 1/7/47 in Everett Washington and raised in California
  • His cousin is Dave Loggins, who wrote the song "Please Come To Boston"
  • Kenny Loggins is also well known as being one half of the popular duo Loggins & Messina
  • The movie Footloose was based on actual events that took place in the tiny, rural farming community of Elmore City, Oklahoma, who had actually banned dancing by ordinance back in 1889, and continued to enforce it for almost a hundred years, when the Class of 1980 won permission to have dancing at their prom
  • Madonna had actually auditioned for one of the parts in the movie, but didn't get the part
  • Sarah Jessica Parker was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical, Comedy, Adventure or Drama
  • Although Kevin Bacon's character was supposed to be a high school student, Kevin was 27 years old when he made the movie
  • The soundtrack album for Footloose was the #1 album in the country for 10 weeks in 1984
  • The song itself went straight to #1 on the Hot 100 chart and stayed there for four weeks in 1984
  • Although Kenny Loggins has 14 Top 40 hits to his credit, Footloose was the only one to hit #1
  • It was the 8th of his 14 hits
  • Even today at weddings and parties that he attends, Kevin Bacon gives the DJ $20 not to play Footloose, explaining that this is done so everyone won't shout out at him to perform for them like a trained animal

An excerpt from a live Oracle Band performance of this song is available as both a streaming RealAudio format, or as a higher quality downloadable MP3.  Select the version you'd prefer.

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Song Lyrics - Footloose

I been working so hard
Keep punching my card
Eight hours, for what?
Oh, tell me what I got

I get this feeling
That time's just holding me down
I'll hit the ceiling
Or else I'll tear up this town
Tonight I gotta cut

Loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise
Pull me off a my knees
Jack, get back
C'mon before we crack
Lose, your blues
Everybody cut footloose

You're playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Dig way down in your heart
You're yearning, burning 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 can fly if you'd only cut

Loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Ooh whee, Marie
Shake it, shake it for me
Whoa, Milo
C'mon, c'mon let go
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose

First - we got to turn it around
Second - you put your feet on the ground
Third - now take a hold of your soul
Four - whooooooooa, I'm turning it
Loose, footloose

Kick off your Sunday shoes
Ooh whee, Marie
Shake it, shake it for me
Whoa, Milo
C'mon, c'mon let go
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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