Larry Martino

Larry Martino

Larry Martino

Kenny Loggins broke into the national and international music scene in 1971 as part of the duo Loggins & Messina. He and Jim Messina released the album Sittin’ In to critical acclaim that year. And now, in 2023, after more than fifty years of concert tours, Kenny Loggins has announced his “This Is It” final concert tour.

Don’t worry, he is not retiring from the music industry. He just doesn’t want to have to endure the grind of constant touring and traveling anymore after this, and who can blame him? His website shows 12 dates for this year, but there is also a “Stay tuned for more dates…” notation at the top of his schedule. There are no shows scheduled for Las Vegas yet, but I’m sure one of our hotel-casino-resorts will book him. If you would like to see his current schedule of dates for his final tour, CLICK HERE.

Throughout his career, Kenny Loggins has won two Grammy Awards; one for “Song of the Year” for co-writing the Doobie Brothers hit “What A Fool Believes,” and a second for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” for the song This Is It.” He was also nominated for a Tony Award, Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for some of his biggest movie hits.

In fact, Kenny Loggins wrote and recorded so many hit songs for movie soundtracks during the 1980’s, he earned the nickname “King of the Movie Soundtrack!” I am sure you will see some of his big movie hits below when we count down his seven best-selling singles of all time. Let’s get to it!


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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.

  • 7) "Nobody's Fool"

    Here’s a big movie hit from a comedy that flopped, Caddyshack II. The theme song from the flick, “Nobody’s Fool,” reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988, making Loggins the first male solo artist to ever score four top 10 singles from four different movie soundtracks.

  • 6) "I'm Alright"

    The original Caddyshack film was a huge success. Rodney Dangerfield! Chevy Chase! Bill Murray! Ted Knight! One of the best sports comedies of all time, with lots of quotable moments. The theme song, “I’m Alright,” was Loggins’ first top ten movie hit, peaking at #7 in 1980. Eddie Money provides backing vocals on this smash.

  • 5) "Whenever I Call You 'Friend'"

    This top 10 single features Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac on accompanying vocals. Unfortunately, there are no videos with Kenny and Stevie performing together. In fact, its kinda funny to see a band member with a full beard on screen when you hear Stevie Nicks’ parts of the song. Regardless, this single reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978, ranking at #83 on the year-end chart.


  • 4) "Your Mama Don't Dance"

    This was the biggest chart hit for the 70’s duo of Loggins & Messina. “Your Mama Don’t Dance” reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973, ranking at #53 on the year-end chart. The glam-metal band Poison covered the tune in 1988, and they reached #10 on the pop charts with their version.

  • 3) "This Is It"

    This song only reached #11 on the Hot 100 in 1980, but it had such a long chart run, it ended up ranking at #28 on the year-end countdown. “This Is It” features Kenny’s good friend Michael McDonald on accompanying vocals, and Loggins would go on to win a Grammy for his performance.

  • 2) "Danger Zone"

    The best-selling movie soundtrack of 1986 came from the film Top Gun. It featured the #1 love theme, “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin, and the #2 smash, “Danger Zone” by Mr. Loggins. Kenny was kept out of the top spot by Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer.” This song was also featured in the 2022 sequel and soundtrack for the film Top Gun: Maverick.

  • 1) "Footloose"

    Kenny Loggins’ biggest chart hit is also his only chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100. It is the theme song from the film Footloose. The single spent three weeks at #1 during the spring of 1984, and it would go on to be nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Original Song.” It would lose out to “I Just Called To Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder, a song from the film The Woman In Red.

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