“Let’s Hear It for the Boy” was the second number-one song for Deniece Williams, an American singer–songwriter and record producer, written by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford, which gave the title to Deniece’s eighth studio album released in 1984 for Columbia and CBS Records. The song also appeared on the soundtrack to the feature film ‘Footloose’. “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” climbed to number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 as well as number one on the dance and R&B charts, and peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and was certified platinum in the US, gold in Canada and silver in the UK.
The song was covered by UK Hi-NRG dance artist, Allan Jay in aid of The Retired Greyhound Trust, a national charity founded in 1975 with the primary objective in finding loving homes for retired greyhounds when their racing days are over, and their Let’s Hear It For The Boy campaign. This charity single is to help raise funds and awareness for the thousands of dogs needing homes across the UK.
Allan Jay’s single, produced by Proper Charlie Productions, released on March 3, 2017, under the label of Energise Records Ltd, is available for downloading from:
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Allan Jay, a dynamic Scottish vocalist, has been a constant feature in the world of dance charts for the past few years becoming one of the most successful new artists on the club scene, and his performances with his male dance troupe have made him become a rising star on the UK and European Hi NRG dance music scene. Allan released a number of successful singles such as “Its My Life” (2013) “Love & Pride” (2014), “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” (2014), “I Go To Pieces” (2015), “Boom Boom Boom (Lets Go Back To My Room)” (2015), “Breaking My Heart” featuring Rozalla (2016) and his first charity single “The Best Is Yet To Come” (2016) for ‘Cruse Bereavement’, all still available for downloading on major digital stores.