Saturday, February 9, 2013

"I'm Alright" by Kenny Loggins

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  0248
Date:  07/12/1980
Debut:  88
Peak:  7
Weeks:  22
Genre:  Pop, Rock, Soundtrack

Pop Bits:  Loggins got his second Top 10 hit with this theme song to the hit movie "Caddyshack." This would be the first in a string of hits through the 80s that Loggins contributed to soundtracks. He did so many that at one point he garnered the nickname "King of the Movie Soundtrack." This song earned him a 1981 Grammy nomination for Best Rock Vocal.

ReduxReview:  How can you hear this and not think of Bill Murray, Ted Knight, gophers, and Baby Ruth? I find the song to be kind of chaotic with the stuttering (dup-dup-dup-dup) and different changes throughout, but it all works together. It's a pretty great jangly tune that fit the film perfectly.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Kenny Loggins' cousin is singer/songwriter Dave Loggins who had a Top 10 hit of his own in 1974 with "Please Come to Boston" (#5). He didn't have any further major hits, but he did write them for others like "Pieces of April" by Three Dog Night (#19, 1972) and "Morning Desire" by Kenny Rogers (#1 Country, 1985).


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