Top Gun

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The Top Gun soundtrack is one of the most popular soundtracks to date, reaching 9× Platinum certification and #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 albums chart for five nonconsecutive weeks in the summer and fall of 1986. Harold Faltermeyer, who previously worked with both Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson on the films Flashdance and Beverly Hills Cop, was sent the script of Top Gun by Bruckheimer before filming began. Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock worked on numerous songs including the Oscar-winning "Take My Breath Away". Kenny Loggins performed two songs on the soundtrack, "Playing with the Boys", and "Danger Zone".

Tom Whitlock

Prior to the production of the Top Gun soundtrack, Moroder found his songwriting partners Keith Forsey and Pete Bellotte unavailable, and knowing Whitlock was a lyricist invited him for the project. Whitlock and Moroder co-wrote five songs for Top Gun including "Take My Breath Away" and the Kenny Loggins hit "Danger Zone". ASCAP shows 113 songs registered, performed by artists such as Berlin, Bonnie Tyler, Jennifer Rush, Michael McDonald, Ray Charles, Graham Nash, Diana Ross, Teddy Pendergrass, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle.

Take My Breath Away

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*Top Gun Soundtrack Extended Edition Booklet 1) "Take My Breath Away (Love Theme from Top Gun)" (performed by Berlin). 2) "Radar Radio" (performed by Giorgio Moroder featuring Joe Pizzulo, written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock). Terri Nunn: vocals. Arthur Barrow: synthesizers. Ric Olsen: electric guitar. John Crawford: synthesizers. Rob Brill: drums. 1) "Take My Breath Away" – 4:13. 2) "Radar Radio" by Giorgio Moroder featuring Joe Pizzulo – 3:40. 1) "Take My Breath Away" – 4:13. 2) "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins – 3:36. Canada (Music Canada). Gold. 50,000. France (SNEP). Gold. 500,000. United Kingdom (BPI). Silver. 200,000. United States (RIAA).

Joe Pizzulo

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"Take My Breath Away" – Berlin (B-side is the song "Radar Radio" by Joe Pizzulo and Giorgio Moroder). Hero and the Terror - Original Soundtrack by David Michael Frank. Over the Top - Original Soundtrack. Scarface - Original Soundtrack. The Prince of Egypt - Original Soundtrack. Little Shop of Horrors - Original Film Soundtrack. Disney's Dinosaurs (Big Songs). Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost. Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders. Giorgio Moroder Project (To Be Number One). Sérgio Mendes (on his Brasileiro, Oceano, Confetti, Brasil '86 and Self Titled albums). Barry Manilow (Swing Street). Eddie Money (Nothing to Lose and Can't Hold Back). Eros Ramazzotti (Tutte Storie).

Yacht Rock (web series)

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Featured Songs - "Holding Out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler, "If It's Not What You're Looking For" by Kenny Loggins, "Yah Mo B There" by James Ingram & Michael McDonald, "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffett, "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" "I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)" by Kenny Loggins, "Pencil Thin Mustache" by Jimmy Buffett, "Why Don't We Get Drunk" by Jimmy Buffett, "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins. 1) "Danger Zone". As the mid '80s approach, McDonald feels that with the death of Yacht Rock, he has become the irrelevant joke he always feared he would become. Loggins, on the other hand, has grown to love doing movie soundtracks and his career is still in high gear.

List of Top 40 songs from films

This is a list of songs that originated in movies that charted (Top 40) in either the United States or the United Kingdom, though frequently the version that charted is not the one found in the film.

Over the Top (film)

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Reggie Bennett as Female Arm Wrestler. 1) "Winner Takes It All" – Sammy Hagar. 2) "In This Country" – Robin Zander (International versions of the film had Eddie Money singing instead). 3) "Take It Higher" – Larry Greene. 4) "All I Need Is You" – Big Trouble. 5) "Bad Nite" – Frank Stallone. 6) "Meet Me Half Way" – Kenny Loggins. 7) "Gypsy Soul" – Asia. 8) "The Fight (Instrumental)" – Giorgio Moroder. 9) "Mind Over Matter" – Larry Greene. 10) "I Will Be Strong" – Eddie Money.

Back to Avalon

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;Back to Avalon personnel 1) "Nobody's Fool" (Kenny Loggins, Michael Towers) – 4:18. 2) "I'm Gonna Miss You" (Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel, Jeff Pescetto) – 4:23. 3) "Tell Her" (Bert Russell) – 3:36. 4) "One Woman" (Loggins, Richard Page, John Lang) – 4:07. 5) "Back to Avalon" (Loggins, Peter Wolf, Nathan East) – 5:40. 6) "She's Dangerous" (Loggins, Michael McDonald) – 5:17. 7) "True Confessions" (Martin Briley, Richard Feldman) – 3:46. 8) "Hope for the Runaway" (Loggins, Patrick Leonard) – 4:25. 9) "Isabella's Eyes" (Loggins, Keith Diamond) – 4:46. 10) "Blue on Blue" (Loggins, Towers, Robert Irving) – 3:53. 11) "Meet Me Half Way" (Giorgio Moroder, Tom Whitlock) – 3:39.

Playing with the Boys

Kenny Loggins - vocals, acoustic guitar, guitar solo. Nathan East - bass. Steve Wood - synthesizer.

Melissa Manchester

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Manchester collaborated with Kenny Loggins to co-write Loggins' 1978 hit duet with Stevie Nicks, "Whenever I Call You Friend". She would later record this for her 1979 Melissa Manchester album. She guest-starred on the CBS-TV daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow to teach a main character, who played a singer-songwriter, the essentials of the craft. In 1979, Manchester reached #10 with her version of Peter Allen's "Don't Cry Out Loud", for which she received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance. In 1979, she performed two nominated songs on the Academy Awards show: "I'll Never Say Goodbye" (from The Promise) and "Through the Eyes of Love" (theme song from Ice Castles).

Yamaha DX7

The "BASS 1" preset was used on songs such as "Take On Me" by A-ha, "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins, and "Fresh" by Kool & the Gang. The "E PIANO 1" preset became particularly famous, particularly for power ballads; it was made ubiquitous by artists including Whitney Houston, Chicago, Prince, Phil Collins, Luther Vandross, Billy Ocean, and Celine Dion. A few musicians skilled at programming the DX7 found employment creating sounds for other acts, creating the "synthesizer programmer" occupation. Brian Eno learnt to program the DX7 in depth and used it to create ambient music on his 1983 album Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks.

Top Gun: Maverick

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Musician Kenny Loggins has confirmed that his iconic song "Danger Zone" will be featured in the film. In October 2018, it was reported that Hans Zimmer would also compose for the film alongside Harold Faltermeyer. Val Kilmer had campaigned on his social media page that he would like to reprise his role in the film, and by June 2018, The Wrap reported that he will appear in the film. In July 2018, Miles Teller was cast in the role of Goose’s son, beating out the likes of Nicholas Hoult and Glen Powell. All three were flown to the home of Tom Cruise, the star of the film, for chemistry tests.

Tony Scott

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"Danger Zone" – Kenny Loggins (1986). "One More Try" – George Michael (1988). "Father Figure" – George Michael (1987) directed by Andy Morahan, the love scene shot by Tony Scott. Commercials. DIM Underwear (1979). Player, Achievements and Big Bang for Barclays Bank (2000). Telecom Italia (2000) (Starring Marlon Brando and Woody Allen). Ice Soldier for US Army (2002). One Man, One Land for Marlboro (2003). Tony Scott on Box Office Mojo. In Memory of Tony Scott.

17 Again (film)

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Artistes" by Santigold. 4) "Naïve" by The Kooks. 5) "This Is Love" by Toby Lightman. 6) "You Really Wake Up the Love in Me" by The Duke Spirit. 7) "The Greatest" by Cat Power. 8) "Rich Girls" by The Virgins. 9) "This Is for Real" by Motion City Soundtrack. 10) "Drop" by Ying Yang Twins. 11) "Cherish" by Kool & The Gang. 12) "Bust a Move" by Young MC. 13) "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins. "Kid" by The Pretenders. "Nookie" by Limp Bizkit. "The Underdog" by Spoon. "High School Never Ends" by Bowling for Soup (Used in movie trailer/commercial). "Push It Fergasonic (DJ Axel Mashup)" by Fergie, Salt-n-Pepa, JJ Fad.

Honorific nicknames in popular music

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Honorific nicknames in popular music are terms used, most often in the media or by fans, to indicate the significance of an artist, and are often religious, familial, or (most frequently) royal and aristocratic titles, used metaphorically. Honorific nicknames were used in classical music in Europe as early as the early nineteenth century, with figures such as Mozart being called "The father of modern music" and Bach "The father of modern piano music".

Columbia Records

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Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. It was founded in 1887, evolving from the American Graphophone Company, the successor to the Volta Graphophone Company. Columbia is the oldest surviving brand name in the recorded sound business, and the second major company to produce records. From 1961 to 1990, Columbia recordings were released outside North America under the name CBS Records to avoid confusion with EMI's Columbia Graphophone Company.

Grammy Award

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A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Academy Awards (film), the Emmy Awards (television), and the Tony Awards (theater).


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The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English-language commercial terrestrial television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles (at 10 Universal City Plaza), Chicago (at the NBC Tower) and Philadelphia (at the Comcast Technology Center). The network is one of the Big Three television networks. NBC is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting. It became the network's official emblem in 1979.

Academy Awards

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The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar". The award was originally sculpted by George Stanley from a design sketch by Cedric Gibbons. AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Family Guy

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Family Guy is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their children, Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their anthropomorphic pet dog, Brian. The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island, and exhibits much of its humor in the form of metafictional cutaway gags that often lampoon American culture.

Grand Theft Auto V

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Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released in September 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in November 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and in April 2015 for Microsoft Windows. It is the first main entry in the Grand Theft Auto series since 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV. Set within the fictional state of San Andreas, based on Southern California, the single-player story follows three criminals and their efforts to commit heists while under pressure from a government agency.

List of Angry Video Game Nerd episodes

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Angry Video Game Nerd (abbreviated as AVGN) is an American web television series of comedy-themed retrogaming reviews, created by and starring James Rolfe. The show revolves around reviews that involve acerbic rants about low quality video games. From the beginning of season 2, new episodes were aired first on, but are since now aired at, with episodes later being re-aired on Rolfe's own YouTube channel. Episodes are usually scheduled for release on the first or second Wednesday of each month; originally, Rolfe's early work schedule allowed for two episodes per month, but other work commitments changed this to its present arrangement.