So, you probably read that article/fawning I wrote about the time Kenny Loggins and David Foster bragged about their songwriting prowess when it came to Loggins’ 1985 single “Forever.” And if you’re like me, you watched the source material video at least twice.
Don’t judge me!
If you haven’t seen this concert, there’s actually a song Loggins sang prior to bringing down the house with that incredible high note, and yes, it’s an equally good song to “Forever.”
Loggins performed his 1982 song “Heart to Heart” as the first part of his set during Hit Man Returns: David Foster and Friends.I won’t bore you with the details of the song itself (I wrote about it last year over on my blog – feel free to take a look at that post), but I will show you Loggins nailing it almost thirty years later…and live!
For the uninitiated/Non-Kenny Loggins fans among us, “Heart to Heart” is from his 1982 album “High Adventure,” where it was cool to look like Indiana Jones crossed with Dennis Miller.
And while the live version isn’t as great as the studio version, I only blame the lack of Michael McDonald backup vocals.
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But what it has is plenty of Loggins proving he still has it. He takes the song and totally feels the music. I expect conviction with nothing less than what any great artist can give,
You know what else this clip has? This husband and wife.
Conviction. Catch the excitement!
And you know who else is feeling it?
Kenny G and his sax. And the guy sitting behind Kenny G…and his sax.
Loggins also sang this song live with another famous face – and the guy behind the backup vocals on the original version – Doobie Brother himself, Michael McDonald!
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This one is amazing and funny at the same time – they sound and look terrific together on stage, and it’s worth sticking around to watch Michael McDonald forget the words and acknowledge it, while Loggins just laughs.
I’ll admit, this is one of my favorite (or damn close to it) Kenny Loggins song, and no matter who is on backing vocals, it’s a great song. I love the peppiness and meaning of the song, and let’s face it, white people jamming in the audience at a concert make it…even more white.
Once more, with conviction!
Allison enjoys crafting these pieces with all the conviction of a white couple jamming in the audience at a David Foster concert. If you want to see more of that conviction, you can head on over to her blog, Allison’s Written Words, and you can also follow her blog on Facebook, and give her a tweet @AllisonGeeksOut.
She wrote this with conviction.