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July 06, 2017

Don't let millennials destroy Kenny Loggins' soundtrack legacy

Just a few minutes ago, I posed a very important question to five millennials sitting here at PhillyVoice world headquarters.

“Who was the king of movie soundtracks in the 1980s?” I asked, presuming everybody would instantly answer correctly.

You see, I already knew it was Kenny Loggins because of course it’s Kenny Loggins. None of them did, though. (Side note: If you want to engage in a Loggins vs. Survivor brawl, step to me.)

Because – in addition to destroying department stores, homeownership, diamonds, and a wide array of things – millennials threaten to destroy Mr. Loggins’ legacy. 

They should know their history. As such, this post will serve as an Intergenerational Public Service Announcement regarding Loggins’ Top 8 soundtrack songs. 

There is no time or news hook for this post. Its importance transcends any of that. I stand with Kenny Loggins' impact on movies of the Eighties. It is my hope that you will, too.

8. “Nobody’s Fool,” Caddyshack 2 (1988)

7. “Mr. Night,” Caddyshack (1980)

6. “Meet Me Halfway,” Over the Top (1987)

5. “Playing With The Boys,” Top Gun (1986)

4. “Footloose,” Footloose (1984)

3. “Danger Zone,” Top Gun (1986)

2. “I’m Alright,” Caddyshack (1980)

1. “I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man),” Footloose (1984)