Editors’ Notes When you think of all the catchy tunes that peppered the original soundtrack to 1984’s Footloose, it makes sense for the film’s 2011 remake to include some awesome upgrades. Seeing that the plot still takes place in the badlands of a small town, it makes even more sense to pump these songs through a well-oiled country-pop filter. Blake Shelton stands in for Kenny Loggins on the opening title track, not straying too far from the original blueprint; of course this rendition sounds more Nashville than Santa Barbara. Conversely, country newcomer Ella Mae Bowen kisses new life into Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero”; her version strips away synthesizers and drum machines for a more organic backbone of traditional wooden instruments, slowed tempos, and layers upon layers of gorgeous vocal melodies. It sounds like most of the Nashville gloss was saved for Jana Kramer’s country-pop remake of Deniece Williams’ “Let’s Hear It for the Boy.” Victoria Justice and Hunter Hayes keep “Almost Paradise” sounding as steamy as Mike Reno and Ann Wilson’s original.

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Footloose
1
3:38
 
Where the River Goes
2
3:38
 
Little Lovin'
3
4:29
 
Holding Out for a Hero
4
5:20
 
Let's Hear It for the Boy
5
4:09
 
So Sorry Mama
6
3:42
 
Fake ID (feat. Gretchen Wilson)
7
3:23
 
Almost Paradise
8
3:36
 
Walkin' Blues (feat. Kenny Wayne Shepherd)
9
3:47
 
Magic In My Home
10
3:12
 
Suicide Eyes
11
2:59
 
Dance the Night Away (feat. Denim)
12
4:13
 
Almost Paradise
13
3:33
 
Footloose (Bonus Track)
14
3:55
 
Kaw Liga (Bonus Track)
15
4:20
 
Metal Health (Bang Your Head) [Bonus Track]
16
4:06
 
Daddy Ain't Lookin' (Bonus Track)
17
4:47
 
Dancing In Dee's Sheets (feat. Classic & Alana D) [Bonus Track]
18
3:21
 
Holding Out for a Hero
19
3:10
 
Fake ID (feat. Gretchen Wilson) [CMA Music Fest Live]
20
 

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