18 Popular Songs You Forgot Were Originally Written for Movies

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“Footloose” by Kenny Loggins, Footloose



Footloose has one of the oddest movie premises of all time. It’s set in a town where dancing is illegal. In order to convince the town that dancing is necessary, they certainly needed some great dancing music. That’s where Kenny Loggins and “Footloose” come in.

“Footloose” is a rock song filtered through a pop sensibility. It’s a perfect song to dance to, in part because of the numerous guitar licks and booming drums. It’s catchy and infectious, and the perfect song for a movie about illegal dancing. “Footloose” is a better argument for dancing than most songs, and that’s why it’s suited to Footloose.

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