In a sneak peek clip of Loggins’ intimate discussion, he credits the sudden synergy of pop music and blockbuster movies helped elevate his career. He tells Rather, “Footloose,” “Caddyshack,” “Top Gun” – the movie lifts the song, the song lifts the movie.” (Watch the clips above and below).
Loggins is right. The excitement of “Top Gun” arguably wouldn’t peak as high without “Danger Zone” blasting through the scene. Similarly, the iconic “Footloose” theme was infectious, and the dance sequence wouldn’t be the same without Kevin Bacon following Loggins’ musical command “Everybody cut footloose!” Loggins is arguably a master at crafting sentimental movie tracks as well. Who can really listen to his love letter to his son Luke, “House at Pooh Corner,” without welling up with tears?
Loggins' list of legendary film song credits is so indelible he is frequently referred to as the “King of Soundtracks.” With the recent accolades surrounding Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” 2018 remake, it bears noting Loggins wrote the song “I Believe in Love” for the 1976 Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson version of the film.
Loggins’ soft rock hits like “Celebrate Me Home,” “This is It,” and “Whenever I Call You Friend” have left an enduring imprint in the music industry and in the hearts of his global fan base.
Rather and Loggins touch on many important aspects of the Washington native singer-songwriter’s 50-year-plus career in their candid interview, including his involvement with the “We Are the World” charity single, his collaborations with Michael McDonald and much more.
Be sure to tune into “The Big Interview with Dan Rather” on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. ET on AXS TV to catch their entire intimate and intriguing conversation. Find AXS TV on your TV and stay tuned to AXS for programming news and updates.