Footloose Soundtrack19.08.11 # Soundtrack # 25 Comments
The new Footloose soundtrack. Karaoke fans, your dream album may be mere weeks away from hitting shelves. Yes, details have been released for the soundtrack to the new Footloose movie, exposing it as being rather similar to the soundtrack of the old Footloose movie. No Kenny Loggins this time round, but four of nine tracks from version 1.0 are getting a shiny 21st century makeover.
That quartet includes three songs – the movie’s title track, made famous by Loggins, Let’s Hear It for the Boy and Holding Out For a Hero – which, depending on your point of view, are either pop music classics of such toe-tapping potency that they could bore a hole through to the Earth’s core, or more reeking of cheese than a Frenchmen-only fondue night.
Whatever your verdict, an indisputable fact is that said troika have been covered by, respectively, Blake Shelton, Ella Mae Brown and Jana Kramer. And although Ella Mae Brown is a bit of a mystery to me (an IMDb entry under that name has a death-date of eleven years ago, aged 93. Spooooooo-ky!), the dual presence of Shelton and Kramer advise that it is from the country music sphere where the Footloose remake is hoping to draw at least some of the power it might otherwise be lacking in the absence of Kevin Bacon’s snubby little pig nose.
Other country types to appear on the soundtrack include Hunter Hayes, teaming up with Victoria Justice for the fourth and final track recast from first time around, Almost Paradise, Whitney Duncan, and Zac Brown. The contribution of the latter of those, Where the River Goes, I am for now assuming is a cover of the Stone Temple Pilots track of the same name, and – having just invoked the spectre of early ’90s US rock – one decidedly incongruous name to crop up amongst the featured artists is that of the Smashing Pumpkins, here with one of their oldies, Window Paine.
Cee Lo Green also puts in an appearance, alongside guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd on Walkin’ Blues, and if any or all of the aforementioned sounds of any interest to you at all, then worth noting that the soundtrack to the Footloose remake is out on 27 September, and the movie itself is released in the US on 14 October.
TRACK 3. Little Lovin’ – Lissie
TRACK 6. So Sorry Mama – Whitney Duncan
Footloose Soundtrack (2011) – Track List
1. Footloose – Blake Shelton
2. Where the River Goes – Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band
3. Little Lovin’ – Lissie
4. Holding Out for a Hero – Ella Mae Brown
5. Let’s Hear it for the Boy – Jana Kramer
6. So Sorry Mama – Whitney Duncan
7. Fake I.D. – Big & Rich feat. Gretchen Wilson
8. Almost Paradise – Victoria Justice & Hunter Hayes
9. Walkin’ Blues – Cee Lo Green feat. Kenny Wayne Shepherd
10. Window Paine – The Smashing Pumpkins
11. Suicide Eyes – A Thousand Eyes
12. Dance the Night Away – David Banner
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