Top Gun Soundtrack


The pumping high octane soundtrack contained all the main tracks from the movie including such smash hits as "Take My Breath Away" It has always been readily available on CD.

The best just gets better: Like several classic 80's soundtracks, it was remastered and re-released in the late 90's with bonus tracks, better sound and extensive liner notes giving an insight into the choosing and making of the music used in the movie. Low price too, buy without hesitation!

The following song tracks were featured in Top Gun:

Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.
Danger Zone  -  Kenny LogginsMighty Wings  -  Cheap TrickPlaying With The Boys  -  Kenny LogginsLead Me On  -  Teena MarieTake My Breath Away (Love Theme)  -  BerlinHot Summer Nights  -  Miami Sound MachineHeaven In Your Eyes  -  LoverboyThrough The Fire  -  Larry GreeneDestination Unknown  -  Marietta(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay  -  Otis ReddingGreat Balls Of Fire  -  Jerry Lee LewisYou've Lost That Lovin' Feeling  -  The Righteous BrothersPlaying With The Boys (Dance Mix)  -  Kenny Loggins
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Song Trivia The Top Gun soundtrack had a big hit in the single "Take My Breath Away", performed by Berlin. However, it was originally planned to be assigned to LA new wave band The Motels. A demo was recorded by The Motels, only for the song to be given to Berlin. The Motels' rendition finally resurfaced on their 2000 rarities compilation "Anthologyland". Although singer Martha Davis does not possess the contemporary-friendly slick produced vocals of Berlin's Terri Nunn, The Motels' version of "Take My Breath Away" is equally beautiful in it's own right. -Thanks to Michael Manzano

The Cars song "Stranger Eyes" was featured in an early trailer for the film.

The classic song "You've lost that loving feeling" was never on the orginal soundtrack album but was heard twice in the film. -Thanks to blotch

Tom Whitlock, who with Moroder co-wrote five songs for Top Gun including "Take My Breath Away" and "Danger Zone" had originally been Giorgio Moroder 's Ferrari mechanic! He mentioned one day that he was also a lyricist and they eventually started working together. -Thanks to Nick

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This movie starts "high octane" and never lets up.
Score Music Composer(s): Harold Faltermeyer

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The following instrumental Score pieces were featured in Top Gun:

Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.
Top Gun Anthem -Additional Contibutor: Steve StevensMemoriesOpening ThemeMig-28sNegative G PushoverCougar's LandingStill Awake / Can't SleepWhose Side Are You OnNever AgainFlat SpinGoose's DeathGoodbye GooseNew MissionViper's DogfightMighty Wings Instrumental -Additional Contibutor: Steve Stevens
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Score Trivia Harold Faltermeyer's music score was the first to be performed and recorded on the polyphonic 16 bit stereo Synclavier Digital Music System.

Harold Faltermeyer's score to the movie is still unreleased officially. However, a bootleg promo of the score was leaked recently which contains most of the background score for the movie, apart from a few score tracks which are missing.

However, the promo contains the complete Top Gun Anthem as played in the movie opening, without Steve Stevens on guitar, and also several other score tracks, including a few more variations on the top gun anthem. This is a must have for fans of Top Gun who want to hear that great instrumental music.

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