Danger Zone

Kenny Loggins

About Danger Zone

"Danger Zone" is a song, with music composed by Giorgio Moroder and lyrics written by Tom Whitlock, which American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins recorded and released in 1986. The song was one of the hit singles from the soundtrack to the 1986 American motion picture Top Gun, 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. " 


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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 deck
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

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Kenny Loggins

Kenneth Clark "Kenny" Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter. He is known for soft rock music beginning during the 1970s, and later for writing and performing for movie soundtracks in the 1980s. Originally a part of the duo Loggins and Messina, he became a solo artist and has written songs for other artists. more »

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Written by: Thomas Whitlock, Kenny Loggins, Giorgio Moroder

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

Song Information
"Danger Zone" is a song performed by American musician Kenny Loggins and the rock band Gun. - The song was originally recorded for the soundtrack of the 1986 film "Top Gun".
Song Composition
"Danger Zone" is characterized by its upbeat tempo and synthesizer-driven rock sound. It represents the synthwave style popular in the 1980s.
Songwriting and Production
The song was co-written by Giorgio Moroder, an Italian composer known for his work on film soundtracks, and Tom Whitlock, an American songwriter. - Giorgio Moroder also produced the song.
Commercial Success
The song was a major hit, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.
Pop Culture Influence
The association with "Top Gun", one of the most popular films of the 1980s, has helped the song maintain its popularity. When people think of "Top Gun", they often think of "Danger Zone".
Grammy Awards
The song received a Grammy nomination in 1987 for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male but did not win.
Despite some confusion, the rock band Gun did not perform this song. The song is often mistakenly attributed to the band due to similarity in the band's name and the film's title, "Top Gun". The song was solely performed by Kenny Loggins.
Cover Versions
"Danger Zone" has been covered by numerous artists over the years, across many different genres of music, including metal, EDM, and acoustic.
Top Gun: Maverick
"Danger Zone" features again in the sequel to the original movie, "Top Gun: Maverick", which was released in 2021.
Loggins' Legacy
Kenny Loggins is often referred to as the "King of the Movie Soundtrack", due to his contributions to other major film soundtracks like "Caddyshack" and "Footloose", as well as "Top Gun".

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