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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Kenny Loggins - 'I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man )'

"Looking into your eyes
I know I'm right
If there's anything worth my love
It's worth a fight
We only get one chance
And nothing ties our hands
You're what I want, listen to me
Nothing I want's out of my reach
(I'm free)
Heaven helps the man who fights his fear
Love's the only thing that keeps me here"

Seeing Footloose in the movie theater for the very first time was a huge deal. It's one of the very first movies that I remember seeing with just friends (no adults) and back in 1984, we were all a little bit of obsessed with it. It still has one of the strongest soundtracks in music history, I think. Just about every song was worthy of being released as a single. My favorite is Kenny Loggin's "I'm Free".

Yeah I know, I'm supposed to think that the title track is IT, but I just don't. I think "I'm Free" is a better vocal and I've always loved the music. I had the soundtrack album because it was inherited from my dad almost immediately after it was released. For me, the soundtrack came before the movie did and "I'm Free" just; left me with such a great feeling. The kind of feeling that every Monday should contain, so here it is. Enjoy!