Free vs. Joe Walsh vs. Kenny Loggins (aka 2 Songs That Sound Like Footloose)

Free vs. Joe Walsh vs. Kenny Loggins

I was going to add a fancy “Footloose”-like font on this image of Free’s Paul Rodgers, Joe Walsh and an 80s Kenny Loggins but I couldn’t find the font quick enough.

Mark and Dawn both suggested Kenny Loggins vs. Joe Walsh (James Gang). As I was flipping through my drafts (there are a LOT!) I found Free‘s “All Right Now” vs. Footloose. This is a good one!

Free - "All Right Now" (May 1970)
James Gang - "Funk #49" (July 1970)
Kenny Loggins - "Footloose" (1984)

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Free vs. Joe Walsh vs. Kenny Loggins (aka 2 Songs That Sound Like Footloose)

  1. avatarMark Adams

    I can hear the similarity between Funk #49 and Footloose, but not All Right Now and Footloose. Some song sound-alikes seem to be like celebrity look-alikes where the only similarity is a facial expression or a hairstyle.

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    Keith Reply:

    Haha. I dunno Mark. That guitar part is definitely pretty similar. Oh well! :)

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    Sorry, I can hear it now, I guess I was just thinking that the melodies are nothing alike. I still think that all of these are implying a suspended chord and its resolution, or something like that.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    You didn’t select the part where the melody of All Right Now and Footloose sound similar, though. I don’t think it can be just coincidence, after considering Paul Rogers’ album and song Cut Loose, as I’ve mentioned before, although they don’t sound similar.

  2. avatarMark Adams

    And the melody of Let’s Kiss (Like Angels Do) by Wendy Matthews sounds like that of All Right Now in the chorus.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    And how about Lick it Up by Kiss? It’s not as similar as those three though. Also, the bass line of Lick it Up sounds like Beds Are Burning and others.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    Actually, Kiss have a few songs with riffs like that.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    The riff from Hot Blooded by Foreigner (1978) also sounds like All Right Now (1970).

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    I’m Scared by The Angels (1980) also sounds like All Right Now.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    Anyway, something funny about this post is that Paul Rogers from Free had an album and a song in 1983 called Cut Loose.

  3. avatarDanny

    To me, they all kind of sound like the solo from A Hard Day’s Night (By the Beatles), as well as rock’ n’ me by the Steve Miller Band.

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  4. avatarjinkies

    Footloose is a blatant copy of Funk 49 and it’s been bugging me for a long time!! I want justice, I want a lawsuit!

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    I think justice would come in the form of a lawsuit from Paul Rogers or on his behalf, as he had a solo album and song in 1983 called Cut Loose.

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