soundtracks

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.
 

Dan Hartman's Dreams Came True with This Hit Song

If you remember the 1984 rock and roll flop Streets of Fire for any reason, it's for the hit song that closed the movie: Dan Hartman's insanely catchy "I Can Dream About You." But you'd be forgiven for watching the movie and wondering why the voice who sang the song on the radio isn't the same as the one in the movie.