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9. 'Footloose' (from 'Footloose')
Songwriters: Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford
Who it lost to: "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (from "The Woman in Red")
Why it's still great today: Have you ever just wanted to "kick off your Sunday shoes" and cut a rug? Kenny Loggins knows how you feel, and "Footloose" continues to inspire dance parties in the 21st century thanks to the song's bouncy, loosey-goosey melody and lyrics that encourage all of us working stiffs to take a load off and just dance. Now that's timeless.
- Chris Eggertsen