It Was “Footloose” or Nothing for Blake Shelton

“I didn’t want to monkey around with it,” Blake says of recording the movie’s title song.

Blake Shelton knew immediately which song he wanted to contribute to the soundtrack of the upcoming remake of Footloose, which hits theaters Oct. 14.

“When they approached me about it, they asked me about doing another song, but I told them I wanted to do ‘Footloose’ or I wasn’t going to be part of the soundtrack,” Blake tells Reuters. The song was originally recorded by Kenny Loggins and hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 1984.

“It is in the scene of the movie, and I didn’t want to monkey around with it. I wanted to pay homage to Kenny’s version, and just make it sound new again. With me singing, it is definitely more country sounding,” Blake says.

Footloose originally released in 1984, and starred actor Kevin Bacon. The new version stars Julianne Hough, among others.

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