Kenny Loggins Songs Ranked

Kenneth Clark Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His early songs were recorded with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1970, which led to seven albums recorded as Loggins and Messina from 1972 to 1977. As a solo artist, Loggins experienced a string of soundtrack successes, including an Academy Award nomination for “Footloose” in 1984. His early soundtrack contributions date back to A Star Is Born in 1976, and he is known as the King of the Movie Soundtrack. Finally, Home was released in 2013, shortly after Loggins formed the group Blue Sky Riders with Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman.[10] He won a Daytime Emmy Award, two Grammy Awards, and was nominated for an Academy Award, a Tony Award, and a Golden Globe Award.
During the next decade, Loggins recorded so many successful songs for film soundtracks that he became known as the King of the Movie Soundtrack. It began with “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack. Hits followed with “Footloose” and “I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man)” from Footloose; “Meet Me Half Way” from Over the Top; and “Danger Zone” and “Playing with the Boys” from Top Gun. Loggins also performed “Nobody’s Fool” for the film Caddyshack II. He performed as a member of the USA for Africa on the famine-relief fundraising single “We Are the World”, which led to an appearance performing “Footloose” at the Philadelphia leg of July 13, 1985, Live Aid famine-relief dual-venue charity concert and global television broadcast. Here are all of Kenny Loggins’songs ranked.

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20. Return to Pooh Corner (Return to Pooh Corner, 1994)

“I have never thought of Kenny Loggins as a comedian. His music is always lively and heartfelt, often exciting in a smooth, soft-rock sort of way, but never funny or laced with irony. Imagine my surprise, then, when I stumbled upon this masterpiece of subversive humour: Return To Pooh Corner. Loggins takes to the stage in a purple tunic that beautifully complements his thick mane of hair and his trademark well-clipped beard.”

19. Forever (Vox Humana, 1985)

“When “Vox Humana” failed to excite the masses, he had a boring ballad to fall back on. Shockingly, this song did even worse, stalling out at number forty. Shockingly, this was his last visit to the Top Forty with a non-soundtrack single.”

18. Danny’s Song (Sittin’ In, 1971)

“This is a beautiful song that has history. The words and the music are great! It is one of my all time fav songs! The song has its smooth flow and everything gonna be alright feeling to it so its worth a listen to”

17. Keep the Fire (Keep the Fire, 1979)

“This is a Kenny Loggins classic! I wish he made more music like this. I truly love his voice. It has such a uniqueness to it. He will never be duplicated.”

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16. Vox Humana (Vox Humana, 1985)

“Well, you can’t say he didn’t try something different. The opening vocal bit is definitely interesting in a good way, but then it seems like excitement for excitement sake.”

15. Conviction of the Heart (Leap of Faith, 1991)

“The true gem of this album, though, is a song Loggins wrote specifically for Earth Day 1990. It is called “Conviction of the Heart”. It’s debut at Earth Day gives it a peripheral connection to a ‘save the environment’ message, but the true message is actually a challenge to listener to stand for what they believe in and have the ‘conviction of the heart’ to make the changes in the world that they know must be done for the benefit of current and future generation”

14. What a Fool Believes (Nightwatch, 1978)

“During Michael McDonald’s era, the Doobie Brothers’ sound changed, but this is not a bad thing, especially since McDonald brought in such a great sound. This song, which he co-wrote with Kenny Loggins, is one of the best in the entire Doobie catalog, as well as McDonald’s own. It has a catchy melody, a memorable chorus and tight vocal harmonies that make you want to listen to it again and again. There’s a reason why this song was #1 back in its day: it’s just that good. Any fan of McDonald or the Doobies should have this song in their library.”

13. Your Heart Will Lead You Home (More Songs from Pooh Corner, 2000)

“I grew up with “The Tigger Movie,” and while it’s a delightful film about what makes a true family, this song that played over the end credits is definitely the highlight of the movie. Kenny Loggins gets a lot of flack from music lovers, but he has a soft dreamlike voice that makes for a gentle lullaby-like song, and the low-key musical accompaniment fits well with it. In its themes and sound it’s a lot like his earlier classic “House at Pooh Corner,” so fans of that song really should check this one out as well.”

12. Don’t Fight It (High Adventure, 1982)

“I loved this song when it was first released and I still love it. I was so happy to add it to my digital collection. Love Steve Perry (my all time favorite). Paired with Kenny Loggins is a great match.”

11. Nobody’s Fool (Back to Avalon, 1988)

“Frankly, it is the only asset from the 1988 utter dreck of a movie, “Caddyshack II.” To its credit, “Nobody’s Fool” stands by itself as a great radio tune that deserves re-discovery. It’s vintage Kenny Loggins from that era, and it’s well worth adding to any music collection. Highly recommended!”

10. Playing With the Boys (Top Gun, 1986)

“This song is so good, it gets me so happy and this song plays in Top Gun when the guys are playing volleyball. Who can’t resist Tom Cruise wearing jeans?”

9. Meet Me Half Way (Over the Top, 1987)

“I love this song. Very 80s movie soundtrack sound going on (from a Stallone movie). I’ve never watched that movie, so no particular scene is attached to the song in my mind or anything. I think I remember the video, though. But the song is great on it’s own without attachment to the film.”

8. Love Has Come of Age (Keep the Fire, 1979)

“Love Has Come Of Age’ is a good opener and the title track is worthy of attention too. Kenny Loggins is one of my all time favourite male musician/songwriter/singer. This album just did the trick for me.”

7. I’m Alright (Caddyshack, 1980)

“Kenny Loggins created so many memorable movie songs and if you ever get the chance, see him in concert because he is fantastic. With that being said, I’m Alright live is a great song live and you can still see the Caddyshack gopher dancing within your mind every time it is played”

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6. Danger Zone (Top Gun, 1986)

“Danger Zone is as good a representative as any of what mid 80s pop music was like. There is, paradoxically, nothing at all dangerous about this slick, overproduced recording.”

5. I’m Free (Footloose, 1984)

“This song would be so much better without that yelled “I’M FREE” during the chorus. It’s very annoying. Everything else about this song is very catchy; the melody is great, and this song is certainly more tolerable than “Footloose” itself.”

4. This is It (Keep the Fire, 1979)

“To be honest I liked this song as a kid – and Loggins has a rich voice. Nice arrangement and while it seems like yet another love song, the song is about Kenny’s father who was considering not seeking cancer treatment. His father eventually did die but lived another 4 years to see his son further succeed as a pop star.”

3. Heart to Heart (High Adventure, 1982)

“Great song when looking for the right words to express what you’re thinking and feeling when going through a separation and you don’t know how. Maybe it might sound much like a hallmark card to some people, to other’s it’s a far deeper meaning.”

2. Footloose (Footloose, 1984)

“Footloose is my all time favorite by Kenny Loggins because this song you can just dance and sing to and I know every word to this song this song is yeah one of the greatest dance songs. Great song, great lyrics, vocals, hidden drums, movie and sensation.”

1. Whenever I Call You “Friend” (Nightwatch, 1978)

“The opening wordless bit is amazing. The verses are pretty good. But the chorus sounds like it was spliced in from a completely different song. Loggins and Nicks vocals match well, and the song has a great, happy vibe. Amazing vocalizations in the beginning.”