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Footloose (1984 soundtrack)

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 30, 1984. 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.

Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture
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Soundtrack album by
various artists
ReleasedJanuary 31, 1984
  • Becky Shargo
  • Dean Pitchford
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

In 2009, Doveman released a reimagining of the soundtrack album.[1][2] The original soundtrack for the 2011 remake was released by Atlantic Records and Warner Music Nashville on September 27, 2011.


Track listingEdit

1984 Edition

1."Footloose"Kenny Loggins, Dean PitchfordKenny Loggins3:47
2."Let's Hear It for the Boy"Tom Snow, Dean PitchfordDeniece Williams4:22
3."Almost Paradise" (Love Theme from Footloose)Eric Carmen, Dean PitchfordMike Reno and Ann Wilson3:49
4."Holding Out for a Hero"Jim Steinman, Dean PitchfordBonnie Tyler5:50
5."Dancing in the Sheets"Bill Wolfer, Dean PitchfordShalamar4:05
6."I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)"Kenny Loggins, Dean PitchfordKenny Loggins3:46
7."Somebody's Eyes"Tom Snow, Dean PitchfordKarla Bonoff3:29
8."The Girl Gets Around"Sammy Hagar, Dean PitchfordSammy Hagar3:23
9."Never"Michael Gore, Dean PitchfordMoving Pictures3:47

1998 15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition bonus tracks

10."Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" (single edit)Carlos Cavazo, Kevin DuBrow, Frankie Banali, Tony CavazoQuiet Riot3:55
11."Hurts So Good"John Cougar Mellencamp, George M. GreenJohn Cougar Mellencamp3:38
12."Waiting for a Girl Like You"Mick Jones, Lou GrammForeigner4:49
13."Dancing in the Sheets" (12" version)Bill Wolfer, Dean PitchfordShalamar6:17



Year Chart Position
1984 Billboard 200 1[citation needed]


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)[3] 6× Platinum 600,000^
France (SNEP)[4] Platinum 300,200[5]
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[6] Platinum 20,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 9× Platinum 9,000,000^

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


  1. ^ Fiander, Matthew (August 24, 2008). "Doveman: Footloose". Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (June 27, 2008). "Doveman Covers The Footloose Soundtrack]". Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Various Artists – Footloose - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Music Canada.
  4. ^ "French album certifications – BOF – Footloose" (in French). InfoDisc. Select BOF and click OK. 
  5. ^ "Les Albums Platine :" (in French). Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  6. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1985". IFPI Hong Kong.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Footloose". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.