Thursday, April 7, 2016

F is for...

…Footloose

Soundtracks That Mattered (to me) is my theme for the A-Z Challenge this April.


I went to see this play almost fifteen years ago. My gosh! How long ago does that mean the movie was? How old am I? No need for us to bust out our calculators to work that out. Did I ever even see this movie? I have visions of Kevin Bacon dancing in a town where that is not allowed. That sounds about right as far as a quick summation goes. 
Once again it is the music that stuck. Hello again, Kenny Loggins! Let's hear it for that boy as we hold out for a hero. Oh, so close, almost paradise-almost. If only the volume I used to sing that love theme song with was in any way directly correlated to my ability to carry a tune.  

Without further ado...you know you're ready to kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose!

36 comments:

  1. Had to be summer of 84 this came out. Another movie I never saw.

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    1. But you know the song, right JoJo? JoJo?

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  2. I love this film and the soundtrack :) both are as iconic as each other. Love that a reference made it into Guardians of the Galaxy :)
    Tasha
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    1. Now I need to see Guardians of the Galaxy! :)

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  3. Haha, that scene reminds me of one of those parody movies where a guy was watching everyone dance at prom and said, "You'd never expect that every kid in this school is a professional dancer!" But I don't remember if I saw this movie before I had the soundtrack, either. I'm pretty sure it was one of the rare situations where I had the soundtrack and listened to it over and over, THEN watched the movie on cable later. I know one movie like that was Against All Odds. Someone gave me the soundtrack and I listened to it for months and was SO curious about the movie, I had to see it. It sucked!

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    1. Loved the Against All Odds soundtrack, the perfect accompaniment to teen angst, but never saw the movie (looked sad).

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  4. I remember when this came out and the songs were on the radio all the time, but I don't remember too much about the movie itself.

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  5. I remember when this came out and the songs were on the radio all the time, but I don't remember too much about the movie itself.

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  6. Hahaha! I picked this one today, too! You have to go home and watch this movie tonight. You won't be disappointed :)

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  7. Woo-hoo! I went to see this movie when it was originally released. I must have been...er...about...erm...6 years old...ahem...*coughs*
    I played the album SO many times, even my neighbours threatened to shank me.

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    1. I hope you sang along very loudly!

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  8. ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITES AND YES, I'M SHOUTING!!!!!!!

    -andi

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    1. I THINK YOU MIGHT SHOUT EVEN LOUDER TOMORROW...maybe...possibly... ;)

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  9. I have never seen Footloose all the way through.
    Just can't do it.
    But I had the soundtrack on tape and used to roller skate around the neighborhood to it, so that counts.
    Right?

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    1. The roller skates seal the deal!

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  10. A favorite! That is one of my happy songs. I cannot listen to it and not smile

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    1. Yes, it would have to be a very bad mood to keep me from getting footloose when it comes on!

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  11. I think I can still sing along to most of the songs on this one. Not that anyone would want to hear me ;)

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  12. I could still sing along with these songs, too. Just don't ask me to dance...

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  13. Such a silly notion, but I knew folks who beveled the same thing about music and dancing, so not so odd, but loved the music. The end was odd, almost like Grease, took the almost reality and turned it into fantasy. LOL

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    1. Everything will be fine as long as there is some long choreographed dance scene!

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  15. One of my favorite dance movies ever. :-D

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    1. Right? Whether you want to hear it or not. ;)

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  17. love Kevin Bacon, love this movie, and yes Kenny Loggins was the soundtrack of my life, I think

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  18. This definitely came out in the summer of '84. I can't tell you how many times I saw it at the theatre. I can tell you that one of my friends saw it first, and she said, "I knew I was going to love it based on the introduction. It was a line-up of shoes. Dancing shoes." Yep.

    In the fall of '85 a new kid came to our high school. He was in my English class. He was the spitting image of Kevin Bacon or Ren McCormick. Just took my breath away when I walked into that classroom. As fate would have it, the seating assignment put his desk right next to mine. So, I got to enjoy that up close all year. I came *thisclose* to calling him Kevin once. That would've been really horrifying, so I'm glad I stopped myself. Instead I said, "Ke-Brad..." I'm sure he didn't notice.

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  19. A town full of professional dancers that couldn't show their stuff until the big dance they were never supposed to have.
    :)

    I love when they talk about Kevin Bacon in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
    :)
    Heather

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