Top Gun (soundtrack)

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Top Gun
Top gun (album).jpg
"Special Expanded Edition" cover, which is mostly identical to the original cover, apart from the longer tracklist.
Soundtrack album by
various artists
ReleasedMay 13, 1986
Genre
Length38:38
LabelColumbia
Producer
Top Gun soundtracks chronology
Top Gun
(1986)
Top Gun: Maverick
(2022)
Singles from Top Gun
  1. "Danger Zone"
    Released: May 13, 1986
  2. "Take My Breath Away"
    Released: June 15, 1986
  3. "Heaven in Your Eyes"
    Released: August 2, 1986
  4. "Mighty Wings"
    Released: June 1986
  5. "Playing with the Boys"
    Released: 1986
  6. "Top Gun Anthem"
    Released: 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]

Top Gun is the soundtrack from the film of the same name, released in 1986 by Columbia Records.

The album reached number one in the US charts for five nonconsecutive weeks in the summer and autumn of 1986. It was the best selling soundtrack of 1986 and one of the best selling of all time.[2][3] The song "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin went on to win both the Academy Award for Best Original Song[4] and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.[5] According to Allmusic, the album "remains a quintessential artifact of the mid-'80s", and the album's hits "still define the bombastic, melodramatic sound that dominated the pop charts of the era."[3]

In 1999, the album was reissued as a "Special Expanded Edition" with additional songs, and in 2006, it was reissued again as Music From and Inspired by Top Gun: Deluxe Edition, containing additional songs not in the film.

Other artists considered

Toto were originally intended to perform the track "Danger Zone", but legal conflicts between the film's producers and the band's lawyers prevented this. Bryan Adams was approached to perform it, but refused any involvement in the film, feeling that it glorified war and, as such, not wanting any of his work linked to it. (Adams also refused to allow his song "Only the Strong Survive" to be featured in the film.) REO Speedwagon were approached but declined, due to not being allowed to contribute any of their own compositions to the soundtrack. Corey Hart also declined, preferring to write and perform his own compositions. Eventually, the film's producers agreed that "Danger Zone" would be recorded and performed by Kenny Loggins.[6]

Members of Toto also wrote and intended to perform a song called "Only You" that would have been used as the film's love theme instead of "Take My Breath Away", but the aforementioned legal conflicts prevented it.[6] The Motels were originally considered to perform "Take My Breath Away", and a demo version exists on their 2001 compilation Anthologyland.[7]

Judas Priest were also approached to allow their song "Reckless" in the film but declined when the proposed contract stipulated that the filmmakers have exclusive rights to the song, which would have necessitated the band omitting the song from their forthcoming album Turbo (1986). Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing later called their opting out of the film "a big mistake". The band offered the producers three other songs for the soundtrack, all of which were rejected.[8]

ABC members Martin Fry and Mark White were invited to see the director's rough cut version of Top Gun in 1986. "They were looking to offer a few British bands soundtrack opportunities. Mark and I weren't impressed with the film and chose not to contribute any music to it."[9][better source needed]

Bobby Blotzer of Ratt proposed using the song "Reach for the Sky", an outtake from Ratt's 1984 album Out of the Cellar. Although the rest of the band seriously considered the idea, they declined under the belief that their long-time fans would not like the song and would accuse the group of selling out.[10] Although the song title "Reach for the Sky" would become the title of the band's 1988 album, the track itself was never officially released.

The Cars' song "Stranger Eyes" (from their 1984 album Heartbeat City) was featured in an early teaser trailer for the film, though it was absent from the film's final cut.[citation needed]

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)PerformerLength
1."Danger Zone"Kenny Loggins3:36
2."Mighty Wings"Cheap Trick3:51
3."Playing with the Boys"Kenny Loggins3:59
4."Lead Me On"
  • Moroder
  • Whitlock
Teena Marie3:47
5."Take My Breath Away"
  • Moroder
  • Whitlock
Berlin4:11
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)PerformerLength
1."Hot Summer Nights"
Miami Sound Machine3:38
2."Heaven in Your Eyes"Loverboy4:04
3."Through the Fire"
  • Moroder
  • Whitlock
Larry Greene3:46
4."Destination Unknown"Marietta3:48
5."Top Gun Anthem"Faltermeyer4:12
1999 Special Expanded Edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)PerformerLength
11."(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"Otis Redding2:42
12."Memories"Harold FaltermeyerHarold Faltermeyer2:57
13."Great Balls of Fire (Original Version)"Jerry Lee Lewis1:57
14."You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"The Righteous Brothers3:44
15."Playing with the Boys (Dance Mix)"
  • Loggins
  • P. Wolf
  • I. Wolf
Kenny Loggins6:41

Music From and Inspired by Top Gun: Deluxe Edition

In 2006, the "Special Expanded Edition" was repackaged in the UK with five additional songs "not included in the motion picture".[11]

Charts

Certifications

Certifications for Top Gun
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[51] 5× Platinum 350,000double-dagger
Canada (Music Canada)[52] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[53] Gold 29,553[53]
France (SNEP)[54] 2× Platinum 600,000*
Germany (BVMI)[55] Platinum 500,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[56] Platinum 20,000*
Italy (FIMI)[57]
sales since 2009
Gold 25,000double-dagger
Japan (RIAJ)[58]
1989 release
2× Platinum 400,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[59] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[60] Gold 7,500^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[61] 2× Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[62] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[63] 9× Platinum 9,000,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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