Mar 072010
 

from I’LL BE THERE/NO LOOKIN’ BACK (single)

written by David Foster, Kenny Loggins & Eva Ein Loggins

Kenny Loggins was one of the most successful pop male singers/songwriters of the Eighties in North America. After the triumphant success of “Footloose,” Loggins released the 1985 album “Vox Humana.” It was a well-dosed collection of high-tech pop with Rock and R&B overtones. The compositions are mostly synthesizers-driven with programmed drums, slick vocals and superior craft in the arrangements.

There are also several special guests present like Philip Bailey,  Richard Page and Steve George of Mr. Mister, Hamish Stuart, The Pointer Sisters and Marilyn Martin.

The album was mostly produced by the singer with one notable exception – the hit single power ballad, “Forever,” co-written and produced by David Foster. Foster co-wrote several other songs with Loggins on “Vox Humana” like the smooth mid-tempo “At Last,” the powerful “Loraine” and another up-tempo number entitled “I’ll Be There.” “I’ll Be There” was also released as a single plus made it to the charts at #88 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #33 on the Adult Contemporary Chart. The song sports a delicious R&B beat with an ear candy refrain sung by Loggins with special guest El DeBarge. The vocal performances here and throughout the record are spectacular with Loggins’ fantastic use of his range. That single’s b-side was the rocking “No Lookin’ Back,” co-written with Michael McDonald. “Vox Humana” also includes a gem entitled “Love Will Follow” that’s a deliciously smooth, jazzy ballad and stands as one of the best album tracks of Loggins’ entire career. “Vox Humana” was certified gold and, though not as commercially successful as other Loggins’ records, is further evidence of his immense talent.


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Lead Vocals: Kenny Loggins
Guitar: Michael Landau
Keyboards: David Foster
Synthesizers: Michael Boddicker & David Foster
Programmer: Erich Bulling on Yamaha DX-1
Drums: John Robinson
Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa
Backing Vocals: Bunny DeBarge & Eldra DeBarge

Produced by Kenny Loggins


Lyrics

Stand or fall
The love you have is all you have to give
As long as you live

On your own
You’re never all alone
There’ll be a light to guide you on
Remember that love is there

(stand your ground)
(stand your ground)
You made it this far, baby
Don’t let it go
(stand your ground)
(stand your ground)
This is the moment for you know, ohh

(I’ll be there)
(To hold you in my heart)
Cause our love is forever
(I’ll be there)
I’ll never let us drift apart
I’ll be there for you

Comes a day
Feels so filed away, so far to go
You should know by now

(I’ll see you)
You’re free
(I know)
How we used to be
(don’t need no heart)
You’ve got the power do whatever you desire
You’re gonna bet to win, you’re a survivor

(stand your ground)
Ohhhhhh
(stand your ground)
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(I’ll be there)
(To hold you in my heart)
Cause our love is forever
(I’ll be there)
I’ll never let us drift apart
I’ll be there for you

(I’ll be there)
(When you need to feel the love)
(When your love lasts forever)
(I’ll be there)
My heart is gonna be around
(You gotta love)
(You gotta love)
(You know you got my love)
Ohhhh
(You gotta love)
(You gotta love)
(You know you got my love)
Oh my love
(You gotta love)
(You gotta love)
(You know you got my love)

Woooo

(I’ll be there)
(To hold you in my heart)
Cause our love is forever
(I’ll be there)
I’ll never let us drift apart
(I’ll be there for you)

(I’ll be there)
(When you need to feel the love)
Cause our love is forever
(I’ll be there)
My heart is gonna be around
(I’ll be there for you)
{ad lib and fade to end