I'm Free (Heaven Helps The Man)

Album: Footloose soundtrack (1984)
Charted: 22
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Songfacts®:

  • Footloose is best-remembered for putting Kevin Bacon on the map. The movie also gave Kenny Loggins' career a major boost, as well. In this song, a man is going to win the girl he loves in spite of his fear of the many obstacles he faces. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA

Comments: 2

  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxThe only way to play this song is LOUD...as loud as your speakers/ears can handle. What a natural rush it provides.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdThis is the other top hit from Footloose the other being the title song. It is played as the kids ride on motorcycles knowing that they're free. The spoken chorus on this song is known as "The Screamers".
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