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This was featured in the action scenes of the 1986 movie Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer. After the movie came out, the US Navy had a slew of applicants for it's flying program.
This was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock, who also wrote "Take My Breath Away" for the movie. A year later, they wrote "Meet Me Halfway," which Loggins recorded for the arm wrestling movie Over The Top.
Loggins was a movie soundtrack mainstay in the '80s, and had a #1 hit with the theme song to the movie Footloose two years earlier. Asked in 2007 about performing these soundtrack songs in concerts, Loggins said of "Danger Zone," "It's a good rock 'n' roll song, but I don't think it holds up that well."
Nissan used this in commercials. The spots were a parody of Top Gun, with birds trying to poop on the cars.
Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose
. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."
Jason co-wrote many of Colbie Caillat's hits, including "Bubbly" and "Realize."
They Might Be Giants
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.