Top Gun (soundtrack)
|Soundtrack album by Various Artists|
|Released||May 13, 1986|
|Genre||Pop, rock, New Wave, synthpop|
|Producer||Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer|
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Top Gun is the soundtrack from the film of the same name, released in 1986 by Columbia Records. In 1999, it was reissued in a Special Expanded Edition with additional songs. In 2006, it was reissued again in a Deluxe Edition with yet more songs. The album reached number one in the charts for five nonconsecutive weeks in the summer and autumn of 1986.
Track listing 
The original version included only 10 tracks. Tracks 11 to 15 are available on a Special Expanded Edition released in 1999. Tracks 16 to 20 are available on a Deluxe Edition released in 2006. Note that tracks 16-20 do not appear in the film, nor are they related to it in any way.
- "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins – 3:36
- "Mighty Wings" by Cheap Trick – 3:51
- "Playing with the Boys" by Kenny Loggins – 3:59
- "Lead Me On" by Teena Marie – 3:47
- "Take My Breath Away (Love Theme from Top Gun)" by Berlin – 4:11
- "Hot Summer Nights" by Miami Sound Machine – 3:38
- "Heaven in Your Eyes" by Loverboy – 4:04
- "Through the Fire" by Larry Greene – 3:46
- "Destination Unknown" by Marietta – 3:48
- "Top Gun Anthem" by Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens – 4:12
- 1999 Special Edition bonus tracks
- "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding – 2:42
- "Memories" by Harold Faltermeyer – 2:57
- "Great Balls of Fire" (Original Version) by Jerry Lee Lewis – 1:57
- "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" by The Righteous Brothers – 3:44
- "Playing with the Boys" (12" Version) by Kenny Loggins – 6:41
- 2006 Deluxe Edition bonus tracks
- "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon
- "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister
- "The Final Countdown" by Europe
- "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship
- "The Power of Love" by Jennifer Rush
The band 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. Members of Toto also wrote and intended to perform a track called "Only You" that would have been used as the love theme instead of "Take My Breath Away", but the legal conflicts prevented any use of "Only You".
Bryan Adams was approached to allow his song "Only the Strong Survive" on the soundtrack and perform the track "Danger Zone". But Adams refused any involvement, feeling that the film glorified war and he did not want any of his work linked to it.
REO Speedwagon were also approached to perform "Danger Zone", but the group refused due to not being allowed to contribute any of their own compositions to the soundtrack.
Judas Priest were also approached to allow their song "Reckless" on the soundtrack, but declined, both because they thought the film would flop and because it would have meant leaving the song off their 1986 album Turbo.
Ratt were also approached to include an outtake from their 1984 album Out Of The Cellar titled "Reach For The Sky", which became the title of their 1988 album, they ended up contributing "Body Talk" from Dancing Undercover to The Golden Child soundtrack instead. The track "Reach For The Sky" was never released.
The Motels were originally considered for the song "Take My Breath Away". A demo version exists on their compilation, Anthologyland.
Other songs not included on any release of the soundtrack include the cast recordings of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and "Great Balls of Fire", as well as the instrumental version of "Take My Breath Away" and Giorgio Moroder's "Radar Radio".
Charts and certifications 
Chart positions 
Sales and certifications 
- Allmusic review
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