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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.
An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.
"Missing You" was a spontaneous outpouring of emotion triggered by a phone call. John tells that story and explains what MTV meant to his career.
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.