Danger Zone

Album: Top Gun Soundtrack (1986)
Charted: 45 2
  • Revvin' up your engine
    Listen to her howlin' roar
    Metal under tension
    Beggin' you to touch and go

    Highway to the danger zone
    Ride into the danger zone

    Headin' into twilight
    Spreadin' out her wings tonight
    She got you jumpin' off the track
    And shovin' into overdrive

    Highway to the danger zone
    I'll take you
    Ridin' into the danger zone

    You'll never say hello to you
    Until you get it on the red line overload
    You'll never know what you can do
    Until you get it up as high as you can go

    Out along the edges
    Always where I burn to be
    The further on the edge
    The hotter the intensity

    Highway to the danger zone
    Gonna take you
    Right into the danger zone

    Highway to the danger zone
    Right into the danger zone
    Highway to the danger zone
    Gonna take you right into the danger zone
    Highway to the danger zone
    Right into the danger zone
    Highway to the danger zone
    Gonna take you right into the danger zone
    Highway to the danger zone
    Right into the danger zone Writer/s: Thomas Whitlock, Kenny Loggins, Giorgio Moroder
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 28

  • Allan from P GSo many people associate this street racing song with jet fighters,the key words that associate it with street racing are the words revving,and red light
  • Jennifer from TampaI remember my late husband Steve telling me about the time he was standing next to his jet at the 1985 MacDill Air Fest. A woman came up to him and said, "They let old guys like you fly?!?". Mind you, he was 35 at the time. He just looked at her and said, "You know how to read, right? You see that name on the tail, it matches what's on my suit... Let me tell you a little secret, Tom Cruise was only faking it. I do it for real!". He couldn't help but laugh as she stormed off. It's still one of my favorite stories he shared with me. To Dragon/Steve, yes, I still love you and think about you everyday.
  • Seventhmist from 7th Heaven"Danger zone" became such a catchphrase for the title character in "Archer" that Loggins finally made an appearance on the show.
  • Scott from UkHaha, Top Gun was voted one of the gayest films of the 80's. I've nothing against gays at all, nothing. But it's hilarious that a film trying to be so macho turned out so comical. It should be a comedy. It's pathetic, poorly acted, scripted, homo-erotic twaddle. The best 'actors' in the film were fighter jets. It's possibly one of, if not the most abysmal movie ever to be put on film.
  • Kym from Hagerstown, MdJust 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.
  • Leon from Waterbury, CtWhat a great guilty pleasure song, ha!
  • Wyatt from Winthrop, Wai belive it is one of the best songs of all time
  • Wyatt from Winthrop, Wai 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
  • Josh from Broadalbin, NyThe Guitar Master Dann Huff was the one who did the guitar work on this masterpiece.
  • Jeff from Austin, TxKenny Loggins' Beard ROOOOOOOOOOOCCCCCKKKKKKKS!!!!
  • Griff from Columbia, ScThis Movie is used in the 2008 Movie Harold & Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdThey 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 from Silver Spring, MdThis 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!
  • Scott from Ferny Hills, AustraliaThis song was originally intended to be performed on the soundtrack by Toto.
  • Liquid Len from Ottawa, CanadaThis song is so bad, it was used by US forces to drive Noriega out of the Vatican in the late 80s.
  • Marx from Brisbane, AustraliaI 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.
  • V from Indianapolis, InThis song was actually written about a car, corvette i believe.
  • Johnny from Brooklyn, NyThis 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".
  • Nathan from From The Country Of, Canadapart of the reason why top gun could play music through the entire movie and you wouldn't even notice, its that good
  • Ched from Charleston, ScIt's not a cliche if you're the first to do it. ;D
  • Rob from Vancouver, CanadaCheck out the far superior "Top Buns".
  • Sarah from Ottawa, CanadaTop Gun: The movie I wish every one would shut up about...LOL, just kidding!
  • Alex from San Diego, CaTop Gun: quite possibly the best movie of all time.
  • Adam from Lawrencetown, CanadaI heart Top Gun
  • Wilfred from Melbourne, Australia"ash, Charleston, WV": Could not agree more.
  • Melissa from Irvine, CaTop Gun: quite possibly the most under-rated "album" of all time.
  • Ash from Charleston, WvTop Gun: quite possibly the most over-rated movie of all time.
  • Paul from Greenwood, ScToo much Kenny on the silver screen. Too many cliches in this one. Tried too hard.
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