Top Gun

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Top Gun was dedicated to Scholl's memory. 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".

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).

Tom Whitlock

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Thomas Ross "Tom" Whitlock (born 1954) is an American songwriter and musician, best known for his Academy Award-and Golden Globe-winning song "Take My Breath Away, "from the film Top Gun, which he co-wrote with Giorgio Moroder. Tom Whitlock was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. He won the Academy Award in 1986 for the song "Take My Breath Away" (performed by Terri Nunn of the band Berlin) in the movie Top Gun - one of the five songs written for the movie by Whitlock and Giorgio Moroder. "Danger Zone" performed by Kenny Loggins was Whitlock and Moroder's other hit from Top Gun. Whitlock was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri.

Playing with the Boys

"Playing with the Boys" is a song by American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins for the film Top Gun, featured in the beach volleyball scene toward the middle of the film prior to Maverick's (Tom Cruise) dinner date with Charlie (Kelly McGillis). It is available on both the original 1986 Top Gun soundtrack album and the 2000 expanded edition. This song was also used for many scenes in the 1990 beach volleyball film Side Out, starring C. Thomas Howell, Peter Horton and Courtney Thorne-Smith. The song was later used in the season 5 American Dad! episode "Phantom of the Telethon", in which Greg and Terry stage a recreation of the volleyball scene from Top Gun, their favorite movie.

Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song

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What a Feeling" Lyrics by Irene Cara, Keith Forsey, Music by Giorgio Moroder, performed by Irene Cara – Flashdance † 1984: "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Music & Lyrics by Stevie Wonder, performed by Stevie Wonder – The Woman in Red † 1985: "Say You, Say Me" Music & Lyrics by Lionel Richie, performed by Lionel Richie – White Nights † 1986: "Take My Breath Away" Lyrics by Tom Whitlock, Music by Giorgio Moroder, performed by Berlin – Top Gun † 1987: "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Lyrics by Franke Previte, Music by John DeNicola & Donald Markowitz, performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – Dirty Dancing † 1988 (TIE): "Let the River Run" Music & Lyrics by Carly Simon, performed by Carly

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.

Mighty Wings

"Mighty Wings" is a song by American rock band Cheap Trick, released in 1986 as the third single from the soundtrack of the film Top Gun. It was written by Harold Faltermeyer and Mark Spiro, and produced by Faltermeyer. Despite the commercial success of the Top Gun soundtrack, and unlike the four other singles culled from the album, "Mighty Wings" failed to make an appearance in the Billboard chart. It was the third of five singles to be released from the soundtrack, following "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins and "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin.

Top Gun Anthem

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"Top Gun Anthem" is an instrumental rock composition and the theme for the 1986 film Top Gun. Harold Faltermeyer wrote the music. Steve Stevens played guitar on the recording. In the film, the full song is heard in the film's ending scene. An edited version of the song without the electric guitar is played in the opening scene when an F-14 Tomcat is being prepared to take off from an aircraft carrier. After the F-14's engines are on full afterburners and the aircraft subsequently launches from the catapult, the music changes immediately to "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins. "Top Gun Anthem" won a 1987 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

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).

1986 in music

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"Danger Zone" – Kenny Loggins. "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" – Cutting Crew (charted in 1987 in the U.S.). "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" – Glass Tiger. "Don't Stand So Close to Me '86" – The Police. "Dreams" – Van Halen. "The Edge of Heaven" – Wham!. "En Rouge et Noir" – Jeanne Mas. "Ève lève-toi" – Julie Pietri. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" – Wang Chung. "The Final Countdown" – Europe. "Flash" – Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. "Friends and Lovers" – Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson. also recorded as "Both to Each Other" by country music artists Juice Newton and Eddie Rabbitt. "French Kissin' In The USA" – Debbie Harry. "Girl Can't Help It" – Journey. "Glory of Love" – Peter Cetera.

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.

Kenny Loggins discography

The discography of Kenny Loggins. See also the Loggins and Messina discography. A ^ Return to Pooh Corner also reached #7 on the U.S. Billboard Top Kids Audio chart. B ^ "Footloose" was certified Platinum by the RIAA on January 17, 1990.

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.

Harold Faltermeyer

He also composed the Top Gun Anthem for the feature film Top Gun and the music for the Chevy Chase Fletch feature films, Fletch and Fletch Lives. The Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun projects afforded him two Grammy Awards: the first in 1986 for Best Album of original score written for a motion picture or television special, as a co-writer of the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack; and the second in 1987 for Best Pop Instrumental Performance with guitarist Steve Stevens for Top Gun Anthem from the Top Gun soundtrack.

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.

Archer (2009 TV series)

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The album features a cover of "Danger Zone", with guest vocals by Kenny Loggins, as well as three original tracks composed by Aaron Lee Tasjan. Kevn Kinney, frontman of Drivin N Cryin, led music production of Cherlene. Kinney had met Adam Reed a decade earlier, and was hired after a lunch meeting with the writer and Matt Thompson in Atlanta. In preparation for his services, Kinney viewed Archer first three seasons to familiarize himself with Cheryl Tunt—the eponymous character of Cherlene. The album was recorded at Griffin Mastering, Inc. with a group that included Tasjan, David Franklin, and Drivin N Cryin member Dave V. Johnson on instrumentation.

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).

Corey Hart (singer)

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Among the songs Hart rejected were "Danger Zone" from the soundtrack to the 1986 film Top Gun. A rare exception was the song "Hold On," written for the soundtrack to 1987's Beverly Hills Cop II. Hart's 1985 single, "Eurasian Eyes" (from Boy in the Box), was featured in the film 9 1/2 Weeks and the final track from Fields of Fire, "Blind Faith," was featured in the January 16, 1987 episode of Miami Vice entitled "Down for the Count, Pt. 2." In 2002, "Sunglasses at Night" was featured in the award-winning video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The game went on to sell over 17.5 million units, making it the second highest selling video game ever made for Sony PlayStation 2.

Marietta Waters

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Marietta Waters is an American singer and most known for her performance of "Destination Unknown" on the Top Gun soundtrack, where she is credited by the stage name Marietta. Her other soundtrack credits include "By Design" in the movie Perfect, the title track of the movie Fire and Ice, and "Thunder and Lightning" from its sequel, Fire, Ice And Dynamite. "Fire and Ice" was released as a single in 1986, reaching #5 in Switzerland and #10 in Germany. She has also recorded several albums with Sérgio Mendes, Berlin, Harold Faltermeyer, and Animotion.

Yamaha DX7

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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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In June 2017, Cruise revealed that the title would be Top Gun: Maverick, with Harold Faltermeyer returning as composer for the sequel. Cruise further stated that, “Aviators are back, the need for speed. We’re going to have big, fast machines. It’s going to be a competition film, like the first one…but a progression for Maverick.” Later the same month, it was confirmed that the film would be directed by Joseph Kosinski, while no title was officially confirmed. 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.

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.