Beginning his career as a staff writer for record company Wingate Music, Kenny Loggins went on to score some of the 1980s most iconic movie soundtracks. His name was first made when he teamed up with former Buffalo Springfield man Jim Messina to form Loggins and Messina, a hugely successful duo that sold over 16 million records before splitting in 1976. Solo success came with acclaimed albums Nightwatch (1978) and Keep The Fire (1979), before Loggins co-wrote the Grammy Award-winning song What A Fool Believes with Michael McDonald - it became a US Number 1 for The Doobie Brothers. The 1980s saw Loggins pen one of the most recognisable hits in film history with the US Number 1 single Footloose, before he reached Number 2 with Danger Zone from the Top Gun soundtrack and Number 8 with Nobody's Fool from Caddyshack II. Moving into the 1990s, his seventh studio album Leap Of Faith (1991) featured Smokey Robinson and Sheryl Crow and was led by the single Conviction Of The Heart, dubbed by Al Gore as "...the unofficial anthem of the environmental movement."