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Danger Zone

by

Kenny Loggins



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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.
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Comments (24):

Just saw in the Blu-Ray commentary that Toto was originally slated to perform this song but they backed out and Harold Faltemayer approached Kenny Loggins to sing this one too. He agreed since it was an upbeat song and said he took a Tina Turner-like approach to the song.
- Kym, Hagerstown, MD
What a great guilty pleasure song, ha!
- Leon, Waterbury, CT
i belive it is one of the best songs of all time
- wyatt, winthrop, WA
i disagree, i think it is one of the best aulbums,movies, and songs of all time and i am srry you feel it is bad
- wyatt, winthrop, WA
The Guitar Master Dann Huff was the one who did the guitar work on this masterpiece.
- Josh, Broadalbin, NY
Kenny Loggins' Beard ROOOOOOOOOOOCCCCCKKKKKKKS!!!!
- Jeff, Austin, TX
This Movie is used in the 2008 Movie Harold & Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay.
- Griff, Columbia, SC
They use this in a lot of things: one of the Chipmunk cartoons, a GEICO caveman commerical, Super Mario Brothers... Six Flags once used it for one of the Great America rides but they couldn't partly because the song was not owned by Warner Brothers (Top Gun was made by Paramount)
- Sara, Silver Spring, MD
This was used in the Disney Channel TV series Kids Incorporated which featured youngsters (including future Black Eyed Peas member Stacy
'Fergie Ferguson' singing the song) Fergie's character sang this with a bunch of kids while at some construction site. Several other Loggins songs were on that show but not as good as the original. Who cares about Top Gun? Loggins rules!
- Sara, Silver Spring, MD
This song was originally intended to be performed on the soundtrack by Toto.
- Scott, Ferny Hills, Australia
This song is so bad, it was used by US forces to drive Noriega out of the Vatican in the late 80s.
- Liquid Len, Ottawa, Canada
I saw a thing on Mirama last night and it talked about this movie when it was filmed. They talked to the actual Top Gun instructors that the directors got the stories they used in the movie from. They said that Tom Cruise was really cocky around the set, so they flew him at 6 G's to shut him up and he filled up 3 bags of puke haha.
- Marx, Brisbane, Australia
This song was actually written about a car, corvette i believe.
- v, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
This is when Kenny Loggins decided that folk songs weren't in style and decided to rock! The movie was so good that you forget how bad the songs are, I guess that's how Loggins managed to sneak this one in. One thing I'll give Kenny credit for, he sure knew how to convince movie execs that he could "rock".
- Johnny, Brooklyn, NY
part of the reason why top gun could play music through the entire movie and you wouldn't even notice, its that good
- nathan, from the country of, Canada
It's not a cliche if you're the first to do it. ;D
- ched, charleston, SC
Check out the far superior "Top Buns".
- rob, vancouver, Canada
Top Gun: The movie I wish every one would shut up about...LOL, just kidding!
- Sarah, Ottawa, Canada
Top Gun: quite possibly the best movie of all time.
- Alex, San Diego, CA
I heart Top Gun
- Adam, Lawrencetown, Canada
"ash, Charleston, WV": Could not agree more.
- Wilfred, Melbourne, Australia
Top Gun: quite possibly the most under-rated "album" of all time.
- Melissa, Irvine, CA
Top Gun: quite possibly the most over-rated movie of all time.
- ash, Charleston, WV
Too much Kenny on the silver screen. Too many cliches in this one. Tried too hard.
- Paul, Greenwood, SC
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