Playing with the Boys

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"Playing with the Boys"
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Single by Kenny Loggins
from the album Top Gun (soundtrack)
Released 1986
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:56
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Kenny Loggins, Peter Wolf, Ina Wolf
Producer(s) Peter Wolf
Kenny Loggins singles chronology
"Danger Zone"
"Playing with the Boys"
"Meet Me Half Way"

"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. The song was also used in the season 7 Hawaii Five-0 episode "Poniu I Ke Aloha (Crazy in Love)", where Steve, Danny and their girlfriends play volleyball, also in a similar manner to the Top Gun beach volleyball scene.[1]