Before we begin to dissect the upcoming Kenny Ortega-directed Dirty Dancing remake, we still have this fall's Craig Brewer-directed Footloose remake to look forward to. We're big fans of Brewer here at Movies.com, and early buzz on Footloose is actually pretty good. One thing fans of the original might be interested in, though -- and especially after the first hip-hop-heavy trailer was released -- is whether any of the original 1984 Footloose soundtrack songs will make it into the remake. After all, many of us remember utilizing "Almost Paradise" during our first make-out sessions with the opposite sex -- not to mention how a film like Footloose is known more for its music than anything else -- and so what should we expect to hear when the remake hits theaters on October 14th?
EW revealed the film's soundtrack this week, and fans of the original (and of country music) will be happy to hear that many of the songs that made the 1984 Footloose so popular will be returning in some form for the remake. Those tracks include "Footloose" (Blake Shelton), "Holding Out For A Hero" (Ella Mae Bowen), "Almost Paradise" (Victoria Justice and Hunter Hayes), and "Let's Hear It For The Boy" (Jana Kramer).
Unfortunately we won't get to hear a cover of "Never", which was featured in the scene where Ren lets off some steam by running and dancing around an abandoned warehouse. Based on the trailer that scene is in the remake, just with a different song. Also missing is "Dancing in the Sheets", though that particular scene -- in which the high schoolers all hang out at a drive-in restaurant -- looks to be in the movie as well (also with a different song).
Check out the soundtrack listing below (courtesy of EW), as well as our YouTube tribute to the two songs from the 1984 version that didn't make the cut.
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
Also featured in the film but not on the soundtrack:
White Stripes “Catch Hell Blues”
Three 6 Mafia “Get Your Feet Off The Ground”
Whiz Khalifa “Black & Yellow”