Blake Shelton – “Footloose” – Song Stream

Yee Hah! I wanna put my dancin’ shoes on after listing to The Voice coach, Blake Shelton’s remake of “Footloose” for the new movie.

What do I think about the fact that this classic movie has been remade? Well since I never saw the original, I don’t get to have an opinion, now do I.

I have to admit though, I kinda like Blake’s version. Maybe better than the Kenny Loggins original. Yes, I have at least heard the soundtrack. Heh.

(Update: I got a takedown notice for the link)

Full Soundtrack listing:

1. Footloose – Blake Shelton
2. Where The River Goes – Zac Brown
3. Little Lovin’ – Lissie
4. Holding Out For A Hero – Ella Mae Bowen
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 Horses
12. Dance The Night Away – David Banner
Additional Music in Film (Not on Soundtrack):
White Stripes “Catch Hell Blues”
Three 6 Mafia “Get Your Feet Off The Ground”
Wiz Khalifa “Black & Yellow”

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  • Pam

    I think I like this better than the Kenny Loggins version too mj. After all these years, that song still gets played to death on the radio. heh

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Blake’s rendition is very good. Great song.

  • Tess

    Oh…this is a hard one to decide. I love Kenny’s voice but I love Blake’s twang, too. For me it’s a draw. Does say something about a “good” song, though. Some 28 years later and the song is still recording wonderfully.

    Now the new film will be interesting. Again, I am of two minds. I loved the original (filmed almost in my backyard) and I have been a life long Kevin Bacon devotee and thought the choreography in the original was top notch (Chris Penn’s dance lesson is still one of my very favorite film moments)…but I’ll give the remake a look-see. Though it will be hard to judge it with an open mind.

  • Chicagolaw

    Blake is adorable, but his version of Footloose is just WAY too country for me. (what can I say, I am not a fan of country music).

    Not crazy about the new soundtrack, either.

  • kvwicks13

    Love this version, love Blake! He’s just so charming!

    I actually just watched the old version a few weeks ago. Kevin Bacon was so cute in the movie with the spiked hair. I am interested in seeing the modern version.

  • Trina

    Wow that’s way better than I was expecting. The Footloose soundtrack is in my Top 5 of best sountracks ever so I was prepared not to like this. This is really good though. I can guarantee I’ll hate the movie though :/ Every freaking scene so far is a modernized carbon copy.

  • Incipit

    Song isn’t bad at all – a little more twang in his voice than the original, but the phrasing is almost the same, except for a note or two – kept to the instrumentation, especially the recognizable opening. There really isn’t anything to set it apart from the Loggins version – and since I’m no friend to ‘twang’ – I doubt I’ll listen to it in preference.

    As far as remaking the movie – I’m still wondering “Why bother?”I can’t think of a single instance where that worked out well. The original had good actors – I haven’t seen the cast list, but I’m prepared for this to be no exception to the ‘remakes as a waste’ rule.

    Check it out in your copious free time (/irony) mj, before the retread hits the market? Or did it do that already?

  • mj

    Blake is adorable, but his version of Footloose is just WAY too country for me.

    That’s why I like it. I think it works better as a country song than country flavored pop.

  • NOLA

    Love Blake; but only if he does some heavy duty boot-scootin’ while performing this live.

    I prefer the original.

  • Ratna12

    I can guarantee I’ll hate the movie though :/ Every freaking scene so far is a modernized carbon copy.

    I don’t think the producer is hiding the fact that the movie will be basically an exact copy of the original. But, I did not know that the songs will be remakes too. Having said that, I can’t wait to watch it just to see Julianne Hough.

  • kmd

    I really like it. I think it works better as a country song too. I also love Blake too.

  • Desdemona

    I LIKE Country Music and I really like Blake, and this music sounds almost identical, but I have to say, I prefer Kenny Loggins vocals on this song.

  • sr4mjc

    I was prepared to hate this. I really want to. But I don’t. So there’s that :) I do love Kenny’s voice though.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Footloose will be released on October 14. Here’s the official trailer:

    Some of the scenes look different – a bus “fight”? Dance scenes look more athletic. It will have to go a ways to improve upon or match the original.

  • Falfor

    I really like this. It is a testament to good music that it is still so popular and Blake does a really good job.

  • St.Lucia

    Didn’t hate the song as I was kinda expecting to. The country twang works here.

    However, movie is already hated just on principle alone. Some things shouldn’t be touched, to me, this movie is one of them, especially with the crapshoot of a cast they have in it. Will not be seeing it and I sincerely hope it bombs.

    Hollywood must really be running out of ideas.

    The song gets a pass from me. :)

  • Sq

    Sounds great – though I’m afraid that I prefer the original. When Kenny says “Please, Louise” or “Jack, get back ” it sounds like he is actually singing to real people. Blake sounds like he is doing a (great) cover.

    It will be interesting to see how the new version plays out – the old one is still one of my favorites.

    For comparison here is the original album list:

    No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
    1. “Footloose” Kenny Loggins
    2. “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” Deniece Williams
    3. “Almost Paradise” Mike Reno and Ann Wilson
    4. “Holding Out for a Hero” Bonnie Tyler
    5. “Dancing In the Sheets” Shalamar
    6. “I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man)” Kenny Loggins
    7. “Somebody’s Eyes” Karla Bonoff
    8. “The Girl Gets Around” Sammy Hagar
    9. “Never” Moving Pictures

    So – some the same and some new ones.

  • TerBear14

    I think Blake’s version is okay but I am a big Kenny Loggins fan and I loved the original movie so I am going to say this song gets a pass from me too.

  • Buffynut

    The whole thing is just wrong. Wrong, I tell you! Footloose as a Country song and remaking the movie to begin with! So sad!

  • windmills

    I hear very little twang in Blake’s voice, definitely much much less than usual. His cover is very faithful to the original right down to the phrasing. Blake sounds good but this cover doesn’t add anything essential since we already have Kenny Loggins’s original version.

  • Buffynut

    If you’re a Country fan, you probably hear very little twang. If one is not a Country fan, one may hear a lot of twang in Blake’s voice.

  • hoa_teca

    Ironically, he sings this song even better than his hit song “Honey Bee”. Good job, though.

  • falafel

    I didn’t think I would, but I like the song better with a little twang, too. The only part that I think works better in the original is the “Everybody cut, everybody cut” bit at the very end, but overall, it’s much, much more enjoyable than I expected.

  • YeahRight

    I want this Footloose remake to flop. Why did they do this? Why did they have to remake Footloose? Then, they had to put Julianne Hough in the movie. She’s not an actress. Did Seacrest help her get that role? And since I want it to flop, it probably won’t. It’ll probably be a huge hit.

    As for the remake of the song, I won’t even listen to it. No one can top Kenny Loggins. And Blake Shelton is kind of annoying. And probably twanged the hell out of it.

  • happyhexer

    I liked it. I like the original — Kenny holds his notes better. But Blake has done a great job with the song. Given the storyline of “Footloose,” I can see why Hollywood might think of doing a “country” version of the movie. (Almost all the artists listed for the soundtrack are artists I identify as coming from the country world.)

  • fgh8791

    Tess I agree with you but “Damn” Blake Shelton rocks this song! I too loved the original version on all counts but I can’t wait to see the remake! Hearing Blake’s version only makes me more excited for it to come out!

    Everybody cut FOOTLOOSE!

  • NOLA

    I watched the clips of this remake. The accents are atrocious. The acting is worse. This is a definite bomb.

  • bentley1530

    While I am sure it will be fun to see BS perform this song, for listening purposes I will stick with the original. For me, this version is not so different or better.

  • GwendolynD

    I love it. Love me some Blake Shelton, too. :D

    I’m guaranteed to hate the remake, as I’m a HUGE fan of the original.

  • mandabutter

    I haven’t seen the original but I’ll probably catch the remake. I’m a sucker for Dennis Quaid movies and I’d like to see how Julianne fares….

  • clivepope

    can anyone give me the link for this song …. ??? … i need it real bad !!!