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The King of the Movie Soundtrack

Kenneth Clark Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.

His most well-known songs include "Footloose" (from the movie of the same name), "Danger Zone" (from Top Gun and its sequel Maverick, among other things), and "House at Pooh Corner". Gamers may also recognize him as the DJ of Los Santos Rock Radio in Grand Theft Auto V.

In 2013, he came together with two other singer-songwriters to form the band Blue Sky Riders, which released two albums (plus one seasonal album) before going their separate ways.


Discography

  • Celebrate Me Home (1977)
  • Nightwatch (1978)
  • Keep the Fire (1979)
  • High Adventure (1982)
  • Vox Humana (1985)
  • Back to Avalon (1988)
  • Leap of Faith (1991)
  • Return to Pooh Corner (1994)
  • The Unimaginable Life (1997)
  • December (1998)
  • More Songs from Pooh Corner (2000)
  • It's About Time (2003)
  • How About Now (2007)
  • All Join In (2009)

With Blue Sky Riders

  • Finally Home (2013)
  • Finally Home for Christmas (2013)
  • Why Not (2015)

Tropes in his works:

  • Adam Westing: Has made a habit of it in his later years, playing exaggerated versions of himself in things like Archer and Grand Theft Auto V.
  • Christmas Songs: "Celebrate Me Home" isn't much of one to start with, but has been on rotation on Christmas playlists given that one of the starting lines is "Home for the holidays".
  • Pep-Talk Song: While "This Is It" is often taken to be a Please, Don't Leave Me song, Loggins has clarified that "it's not a love song, it's a life song", with lyrics meant to encourage his father, who was going through major health problems at the time, not to give up.
    You said that maybe it's over
    Not if you don't want it to be
    For once in your life, here's your miracle
    Stand up and fight
  • Three Minutes of Writhing: Minus all the jet fighter footage, the music video of "Danger Zone" stars with him singing in a bedroom, then landing on his bed, then writhing around until the song climaxes (and apparently, him too.) The Ho Yay apparently was too powerful to stay in the film itself.

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