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I'm Alright by Kenny Loggins

Album: Caddyshack SoundtrackReleased: 1980Charted:
7
  • This was the theme to the movie Caddyshack, and plays at the beginning and end of the movie. The song is associated with the gopher who fends off the attacks of overeager and slightly deranged groundskeeper Carl Spackler (Bill Murray), who blows up most of the golf course in an attempt to kill the gopher. After the blast, the gopher emerges and dances to this song. The song was also used in a Nike Golf commercial based on the movie starring Tiger Woods in the Spackler role.
  • Loggins saw a rough cut of the movie before he wrote the song. He used the character Danny Noonan, who was a caddy with hopes for a brighter future, as inspiration. Loggins told the St. Petersburg Times: "The character was trying to figure out where he fit. But at the same time he wanted people to leave him alone and let him find his own way. So I wanted to grab him and summarize that character, and that's what 'I'm Alright' is doing."
  • Eddie Money was recording in a nearby studio, and Loggins convinced him to sing a line on this song. That's him in the background singing, "You make me feel good!" Money was unhappy that he never got credit for his contribution. "I'm not a fan of Kenny Loggins to tell you the truth," he told Cincinnati morning show host Kidd Chris of WEBN in 2014. "I sang the bridge in that. We were label mates, you know."
  • Loggins also provided the theme to the 1988 movie Caddyshack II with his song "Nobody's Fool." Loggins couldn't help this movie, as it was reviled by Caddyshack fans who felt it desecrated the original.
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Comments: 14

On July 6th 1980, "I'm Alright" by Kenny Loggins entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #88; and on October 5th, 1980 it peaked at #7 (for 2 weeks) and spent 22 weeks on the Top 100...
It reached #5 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart...
The movie 'Caddyshack' opened in theaters across the U.S.A. and Canada on July 25th, 1980 and was #3 on the list of the Top 100 Movies of 1980* (#1 was 'The Shining' and #2 was 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back')...
* http://www.imdb.com/
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
Money showed a considerable lack of class with those remarks.Esskayess - Dallas, Tx
Is it just me, or does that bass line sound awfully close to Tusk from Fleetwood Mac, released just a year prior...?Paul - St. Petersburg, Fl
Dann Huff played guitar on "Nobody's Fool" not "I'm Alright".Sara - Silver Spring, Md
Kenny isn't a hard guitar player - he loves the feel of jazz and smooth acoustic. The electric guitarist on this hit is studio expert and Giant frontman, Dann Huff. Huff steps in whenever an artist with CBS/Sony needs a little muscle in their single or album track, regardless of genre. Other songs of the hundreds he has successfully contributed to include Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On, Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror, and Clay Walker - Hypnotize the Moon.Dodge - Casper, Wy
The voice in the background is Eddie Money.Sara - Silver Spring, Md
Also this could be a song about golf. if there is a category on this site for songs about sports.Sara - Silver Spring, Md
The song was actually partly inspired by Michael O'Keefe's character in the movie Danny ("Be the ball!")Sara - Silver Spring, Md
This was sung a few days ago by Crosby Loggins who is Kenny's oldest son on the Rock the Cradle reality show where the offspring of pop stars (who are that that well known) go into the spotlight. Go Crosby!
Oh and the backing vocals are by Eddie Money!
Sara - Silver Spring, Md
The song has nothing to do with Kenny Loggins life! Get real. I have a stuffed gopher that sings and dances to I'm All RightSara - Silver Spring, Md
Not surprisingly, Tiger Woods says that Caddyshack is his favorite all-time movie.Ken - Louisville, Ky
This wasn't the first time Loggins wrote a song for a film. Little known fact he wrote "I Believe in Love" for Streisand to sing in A Star is Born
(along with the Bergmans) He later cut his own version on his Celebrate Me Home album.
Sara - Silver Spring, Md
In the online series Yacht Rock they do a fictious account of the making of this song. The
director Harold Ramis goes to Loggins and tells
him to write it and gets help from Journey's
Steve Perry (he later did "Don't Fight It" with
Loggins"
Sara - Silver Spring, Md
I'm not sure that the 1974 incident is true, in the FOOTLOOSE documentry he says he wrote it at a
screening of the movie
Sara - Silver Spring, Md