Craig Brewer wanted the music and choreography in this film to reflect the diverse tastes of today’s youth as a result of their unlimited access of music through technology and social media. “Youth culture today is so different from when I was growing up,” says Brewer. “While I might have had 20 albums, kids now have thousands of songs on their ipods that span the genres. I’m more excited about this generation because, just like spirit of the original ‘Footloose,’ our music and genres of dance is all over the map.”
With a rejuvenated film comes exciting new music from incredibly talented artists. The most significant contribution to the “Footloose” soundtrack will be an updated version of the Kenny Loggins classic. Singing the title song is reining CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and host of The Voice, Blake Shelton. And, while the original version of “Let’s Hear it for the Boys” by Denise Williams is playing on the radio in a scene in the film, it leads into a new take of the popular tune by Jana Kramer. Big N’ Rich also lend their vocals to the upbeat “Fake I.D.” and are joined by other amazing acts including Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band, Cee Lo Green and The Smashing Pumpkins.
Related Link: View the Full Production Notes for Footloose