Song Lyric Sunday | “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” – Deniece Williams

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  boys.”


Let’s Hear It for the Boy was the second song released from the soundtrack of 1984’s Footloose and became a #1 song for artist Deniece Williams.

In the film, the song was used in a scene where Kevin Bacon tries to teach Christopher Penn how to dance, and Penn is having a hard time.

Fun Fact: When Williams recorded Let’s Hear It for the Boy the first time, Dean Pitchford thought it sounded too girlish, so she flew from Los Angeles to New York to quickly do another take under deadline pressure. She ended up doing the proper take late that night after a long flight, but it was worth it. When she saw the film, she thought the scene where they used her song was incredible.

George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam of the duo Boy Meets Girl sang backup,  and also wrote Whitney Houston’s songs How Will I Know and I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).


See my Song Lyric Sunday selection on Nesie’s Place.


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Let’s Hear It for the Boy

by Deniece Williams

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