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Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture is the original soundtrack of the Paramount motion picture Footloose. The original nine-track album was released in 1984 and reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart on April 21, 1984, where it stayed until June 23, 1984[1]. When it was re-released in 1998, four bonus tracks were added to the album. In 2002, Sony International released the "Australian Souvenir Edition", also titled "Australian Cast Special Edition". Two megamixes were added to the album, featuring the Australian cast of the Footloose musical. The original soundtrack contained six Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits, three of which reached the Top 10, including two number-one hits, "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins and "Let's Hear It for the Boy" by Deniece Williams, and "Almost Paradise", a duet by Ann Wilson and Mike Reno that reached number seven, plus "Somebody's Eyes" by Karla Bonoff climbed to number sixteen on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture
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Soundtrack album by
various artists
ReleasedJanuary 31, 1984
Singles from Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture
  1. "Footloose"
    Released: January 1984
  2. "I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)"
    Released: February 14, 1984
  3. "Let's Hear It for the Boy"
    Released: February 14, 1984
  4. "Holding Out for a Hero"
    Released: April 13, 1984
  5. "Almost Paradise"
    Released: May 1984
  6. "Dancing in the Sheets"
    Released: 1984
  7. "Somebody's Eyes"
    Released: 1984

In 2009, Doveman released a reimagining of the soundtrack album.[2][3] The original soundtrack for the 2011 remake was released by Atlantic Records and Warner Music Nashville on September 27, 2011.


Track listingEdit

1."Footloose" (Kenny Loggins)
  • Loggins
  • Lee DeCarlo
2."Let's Hear It for the Boy" (Deniece Williams)
George Duke4:20
3."Almost Paradise" (Love Theme from Footloose) (Mike Reno and Ann Wilson)
Keith Olsen3:50
4."Holding Out for a Hero" (Bonnie Tyler)
5."Dancing in the Sheets" (Shalamar)
  • Pitchford
  • Bill Wolfer
6."I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)" (Kenny Loggins)
  • Pitchford
  • Loggins
7."Somebody's Eyes" (Karla Bonoff)
  • Pitchford
  • Snow
John Boylan3:33
8."The Girl Gets Around" (Sammy Hagar)
9."Never" (Moving Pictures)



Year Chart Position
1984 Billboard 200 1[1]


Year Single Chart Position
1984 "Footloose" Billboard Hot 100 1[citation needed]
"Let's Hear It for the Boy" 1[citation needed]
"Holding Out for a Hero" 34[citation needed]
"Dancing in the Sheets" 17[citation needed]
"Almost Paradise" 7[citation needed]
"I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)" 22[citation needed]
"Somebody's Eyes" 109[citation needed]


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[4] 6× Platinum 600,000^
France (SNEP)[6] Platinum 300,200[5]
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[7] Platinum 20,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[8] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[9] 9× Platinum 9,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b "Footloose Billboard run". Billboard 200. June 23, 1984. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Fiander, Matthew (August 24, 2008). "Doveman: Footloose". Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (June 27, 2008). "Doveman Covers The Footloose Soundtrack]". Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Various Artists – Footloose - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Music Canada.
  5. ^ "Les Albums Platine :" (in French). Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  6. ^ "French album certifications – BOF – Footloose" (in French). InfoDisc. Select BOF and click OK. 
  7. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1985". IFPI Hong Kong.
  8. ^ "British album certifications – Original Soundtrack – Footloose - OST". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Footloose - OST in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Footloose". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.