The movie soundtrack featured tracks by Kenny Loggins, Deniece Williams, Bonnie Tyler, and Sammy Hagar to name a few. "Let's Hear It For The Boy" is the background for Willard's dance training montage and is one of the most memorable (and often parodied) scenes from the film. The title track is used in the final scene when the teenagers finally "cut loose" at the prom and really express themselves on the dance floor. All the kids get to show off their moves and we finally get to see Ren's handiwork expressed by Willard. "Holding Out For A Hero" was used during Ren's amazing dance scene in the warehouse. Bonnie Tyler's powerful voice matched up well with the intensity of the scene. Also featured on the soundtrack is "Almost Paradise," the love theme duet sung by Loverboy frontman Mike Reno and Ann Wilson of Heart.
Footloose opened at #1 during its 18 week run at the box office. It would remain at #1 for three weeks and make a total of over $80 million on a budget of just $8 million. The movie soundtrack is the 7th best selling soundtrack of all time, selling over 9 million units in the US alone. Two singles, "Footloose" and "Let's Hear It For The Boy" would go on to be #1 hits on the Billboard charts. "Almost Paradise" would peak at #7, while "Holding Out For A Hero" would also chart at #34. Movie critics have not been very kind to the film over the years and currently has a 56% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.