| Soundtrack album by |
|Released||May 13, 1986|
|Singles from Top Gun|
Top Gun is the soundtrack from the film of the same name, released in 1986 by Columbia Records. In 1999, it was reissued in a Special Expanded Edition with additional songs. In 2006, it was reissued again in a Deluxe Edition with yet more songs. The album reached number one in the US charts for five nonconsecutive weeks in the summer and autumn of 1986. It was the best selling soundtrack of 1986 and one of the best selling of all time.According to Allmusic.com, the album "remains a quintessential artifact of the mid-'80s" and the album's hits "still define the bombastic, melodramatic sound that dominated the pop charts of the era."
The song "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song,and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
|1.||"Danger Zone"||Kenny Loggins||3:36|
|2.||"Mighty Wings"||Cheap Trick||3:51|
|3.||"Playing with the Boys"||Kenny Loggins||3:59|
|4.||"Lead Me On"||Teena Marie||3:47|
|5.||"Take My Breath Away"||Berlin||4:11|
|1.||"Hot Summer Nights"||Miami Sound Machine||3:38|
|2.||"Heaven in Your Eyes"||Loverboy||4:04|
|3.||"Through the Fire"||Larry Greene||3:46|
|5.||"Top Gun Anthem"||Faltermeyer||4:12|
|11.||"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"||Otis Redding||2:42|
|12.||"Memories"||Harold Faltermeyer||Harold Faltermeyer||2:57|
|13.||"Great Balls of Fire (Original Version)"||Jerry Lee Lewis||1:57|
|14.||"You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"||The Righteous Brothers||3:44|
|15.||"Playing with the Boys" (dance mix)||Kenny Loggins||6:41|
|16.||"Can't Fight This Feeling"||Kevin Cronin||REO Speedwagon||4:54|
|17.||"Broken Wings"||Mr. Mister||4:24|
|18.||"The Final Countdown"||Joey Tempest||Europe||3:58|
|19.||"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"||Starship||4:25|
|20.||"The Power of Love"||Jennifer Rush||4:27|
Toto were originally intended to perform the track "Danger Zone" but legal conflicts between the film's producers and the band's lawyers prevented this. Bryan Adams was approached to allow his song "Only The Strong Survive" on the soundtrack and perform the track "Danger Zone". But Adams refused any involvement, feeling that the film glorified war and he did not want any of his work linked to it. REO Speedwagon were also approached to perform "Danger Zone," but the group declined due to not being allowed to contribute any of their own compositions to the soundtrack. Corey Hart was also approached to perform "Danger Zone," but he declined, preferring to write and perform his own compositions. Hart, however, would later record a song he did not write, "Hold On," for the soundtrack to Beverly Hills Cop II . Eventually, the film producers agreed that "Danger Zone" would be recorded and performed by Kenny Loggins.
Members of Toto also wrote and intended to perform a track called "Only You" that would have been used as the love theme instead of "Take My Breath Away," but the legal conflicts prevented any use of "Only You."The Motels were originally considered for "Take My Breath Away." A demo version exists on their compilation, Anthologyland .
Judas Priest were also approached to allow their song "Reckless" on the soundtrack, but declined, both because they thought the film would flop and because it would have meant leaving the song off their 1986 album Turbo .
ABC members Martin Fry and Mark White were invited to see the director's rough cut version of Top Gun in 1986. “They were looking to offer a few British bands soundtrack opportunities. Mark and I weren’t impressed with the film and chose not to contribute any music to it.”
The Cars song "Stranger Eyes" (from their 1984 album Heartbeat City ) was featured in an early teaser trailer, though it was absent from the final cut of the film.
Bobby Blotzer of Ratt proposed using the song "Reach for the Sky", an outtake from Ratt's 1984 album Out of the Cellar . Though the rest of the band seriously considered the idea, they declined under the beliefs their long-time fans would not like the song and would accuse the group of selling out.Though the song title "Reach For The Sky" would become the title of a 1988 album, the track itself was never officially released. Ratt would, however, later contribute "Body Talk" from Dancing Undercover to the soundtrack for The Golden Child .
|Canada (Music Canada)||5× Platinum||500,000^|
|France (SNEP)||2× Platinum||481,400|
|Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)||Platinum||20,000*|
|Japan (RIAJ) |
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||Gold||7,500^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||2× Platinum||600,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||9× Platinum||9,000,000^|
* Sales figures based on certification alone.
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