The Great Underrated: Five ‘Top Gun’ Tracks No One Talks About

The soundtrack to the 1986 Tom Cruise action film Top Gun was an unqualified hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard album chart in late July that year, and staying on top for three weeks. Its biggest hits are instantly recognizable even today – Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” and “Playing with the Boys” and Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” remind moviegoers of specific scenes in the film. Even “Top Gun Anthem,” Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens’ instrumental theme, conjures images of fighter jets silhouetted against an enormous sunrise.

July 1984: Public Image Ltd. Release This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get

38 years ago, Public Image Ltd., the musical collective John Lydon called home after the disintegration of the Sex Pistols, released their fourth studio album, a somewhat troubled LP which ended up the subject of significant controversy within the band and led to a major split within their ranks.