Kenny Loggins

American singer and guitarist

Kenneth Clark Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter. His early songs were recorded with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1970, which led to seven albums recorded with Jim Messina as Loggins and Messina from 1972 to 1977. His early soundtrack contributions date back to A Star Is Born in 1976, and he is known as the King of the Movie Soundtrack.

Kenny Loggins in 2010
Kenny Loggins in 1985

Song lyrics


With Jim Messina

  • People smile and tell me I'm the lucky one.
    And we've only just begun,
    Think I'm gonna have a son.
    He will be like she and me, as free as a dove,
    Conceived in love.
    Sun is gonna shine above.

    And even though we ain't got money,
    I'm so in love with you, honey.
    And everything will bring a chain of love.
    And in the morning, when I rise,
    You bring a tear of joy to my eyes,
    And tell me everything is gonna be alright.

  • So help me if you can, I've got to get
    Back to the house at Pooh Corner by one.
    You'd be surprised, there's so much to be done.
    Count all the bees in the hive,
    Chase all the clouds from the sky
    Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh.
  • Your mama don't dance
    And your daddy don't rock and roll.
    Your mama don't dance
    And your daddy don't rock and roll.
    When evening rolls around
    And it's time to go to town,
    Where do you go
    To rock and roll?
  • I wanna sing you a love song.
    I wanna rock you in my arms all night long.
    I wanna get to know you.
    I wanna show you the peaceful feelin' of my home.
    • "A Love Song", written by Kenny Loggins and Dona Lyn George


  • Now I know my life has given me more than memories.
    Day by day
    We can see
    In every moment there's a reason to carry on.

    Sweet love's showing us a heavenly light,
    I've never seen such a beautiful sight.
    See love glowing on us every night.
    I know forever we'll be doing it.

  • She had a place in his life,
    He never made her think twice.
    As he rises to her apology,
    Anybody else would surely know.
    He's watching her go.

    But what a fool believes
    He sees
    No wise man has the power
    To reason away.
    What seems to be
    Is always better than nothing,
    And nothing at all.

  • You think that maybe it's over.
    Only if you want it to be.
    Are you gonna wait for a sign, your miracle?
    Stand up and fight.

    (This is it) Make no mistake where you are.
    (This is it) Your back's to the corner.
    (This is it) Don't be a fool anymore.
    (This is it) The waiting is over.

    • "This Is It", written by Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald
  • So keep the fire burning tonight,
    See just what comes into sight.
    Don't take forever,
    Take it through the night.
    And believe the sun will rise with the dawn.
    That's all you need to go on.
    But for tonight,
    Just keep the fire burning bright.

Caddyshack soundtrack (1980)

  • I'm alright,
    Nobody worry 'bout me.
    Why you got to gimme a fight?
    Can't you just let it be?

    I'm alright.
    Don't nobody worry 'bout me.
    You got to gimme a fight,
    Why don't you just let me be?

  • Live long enough, you're bound to find
    Moonshine'll make a man go blind.
    Never can tell what the brew will do,
    But there's times you wind up feelin' so fine.
    Some women seem to have a knack;
    They'll turn you on and leave you flat.
    Never can tell who's playin' for keeps
    So tell me what's holding you back
    I know your heart can take it.
  • I'm like the rain
    'Cause I like your thunder.
    I know we've learned to live together
    Here in the heartlight.
    Stand in the dark
    Oh, oh, and I'll light a candle
    And then we'll dance it in the moonlight
    Until the sunrise.
  • Does anything last forever?
    I don't know
    Maybe we're near the end.
    (So darlin' tell me)
    So darlin', oh
    How can we go on together?
    Now that we've grown apart, oh no.
    Well, the only way to start
    Is heart to heart.

Footloose soundtrack (1984)

  • Been working so hard,
    I'm punching my card.
    Eight hours, for what?
    Oh, tell me what I got.
    I've got this feeling
    That time's just holding me down.
    I'll hit the ceiling,
    Or else I'll tear up this town.

    So now I gotta cut loose,
    Kick off the Sunday shoes.
    Please, Louise,
    Pull me off of my knees.
    Jack, get back,
    Come on before we crack.
    Lose your blues,
    Everybody cut footloose.

    • "Footloose", written by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford
  • (I'm free!)
    Heaven helps the man who fights his fear.
    Love's the only thing that keeps me here.
    (I'm free!)
    You're the reason that I'm hanging on.
    My heart's staying where my heart belongs.
    (I'm free!)
    • "I'm Free", written by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford

Top Gun soundtrack (1986)

  • Revvin' up your engine,
    Listen to her howlin' roar.
    Metal under tension,
    Beggin' you to touch and go.

    Highway to the Danger Zone.
    Ride into the Danger Zone.

  • Bodies working overtime,
    It's man against man.
    And all that ever matters is, baby,
    Who's ahead in the game.
    But it's always the same.

    Playing with the boys.
    Playing with the boys.

  • If time has taught me anything
    You've got to learn to be the ball
    And I can't keep from laughing at it all
    Oh, I'm going now

    I'm going all the way
    Sooner or later gotta love somebody
    I don't care how long it takes
    Like a shot to the heart
    I've got news for you
    I may not look so smart
    But I'm nobody's fool.

  • Where are the dreams that we once had?
    This is the time to bring them back
    What were the promises
    Caught on the tips of our tongues?
    Do we forget or forgive?
    There's a whole other life
    Waiting to be lived when
    One day we're brave enough
    To talk with conviction of the heart.
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