In honor of `Footloose,’ 5 great ’80s soundtracks (AP)

AP – A huge part of the allure of the original “Footloose” was the soundtrack of catchy, radio-friendly songs it produced back in 1984. “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” “Dancing in the Sheets,” “Almost Paradise” and, of course, the title tune — they were top-40 favorites and mainstays in our boom boxes, and they brought us back emotionally to a movie that was such a cultural touchstone during our formative years.