SUNDAY MUSIC VIDS: Top Gun
by Katie Marzullo
To celebrate the recent news that Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer will both be returning to the Danger Zone for the long-awaited sequel to the classic 1986 film Top Gun, let’s take a look back at that epic soundtrack, shall we?
A kick-ass soundtrack can push an already good movie into the next level. You literally cannot think about one without the other. Not only was the movie itself a hit in the Summer of ’86, but the soundtrack took off faster than an F-14A Tomcat! The album spent 5 (nonconsecutive) weeks at number one that Summer thru Fall and was the best-selling soundtrack of the year.
Four tracks were released as singles and all of them charted; “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins (#2), “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin (#1), “Heaven in Your Eyes” by Loverboy (#12), and “Playing with the Boys”, also by Loggins (#60). Berlin’s romantic ballad even went on to win the Oscar for Best Original Song!
So, to get y’all feeling the need for speed, let’s look back on these four iconic jams!
(Image via Paramount Pictures/Getty Images)
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor