The Music of 'Top Gun' Quiz


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4 Min Quiz

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"Top Gun" has a powerhouse soundtrack, as all classic '80s movies should. How high can you score on this quiz about the music of "Top Gun"?

Which "Top Gun" song won the 1986 Academy Award for best original song?

"Take My Breath Away" took the original song honor.


How many other Oscars did "Top Gun" win?

"Top Gun" was also nominated for editing, sound and sound effects editing but didn't win any of them.


What was the biggest hit on the "Top Gun" soundtrack?

"Take My Breath Away" was a No. 1 hit in September 1986.


Where did "Danger Zone" peak on the charts?

"Danger Zone" made it to No. 2.


Giorgio Moroder, who wrote the music to "Take My Breath Away" and "Danger Zone," also wrote this major '80s soundtrack hit.

Moroder composed "Flashdance … What A Feeling," a huge hit that was performed by Irene Cara.


Moroder is also known for his collaborations with this singer in the late '70s.

Moroder produced a bunch of Donna Summer hits, including "Love to Love You" and "Bad Girls."


"Danger Zone" is performed by this "King of the Movie Soundtrack."

Movie producers in the '80s were knocking down Kenny Loggins' door.


Match the Kenny Loggins hit to the movie: "I'm Alright."

"I'm Alright" was the theme to the 1980 comedy hit "Caddyshack."


Match the Kenny Loggins hit to the movie: "Meet Me Halfway."

Fans of the 1986 Sylvester Stallone vehicle "Over the Top" will remember Loggins' dramatic theme.


Loggins also sang the title track to this essential '80s movie.

"Footloose" was a massive hit for Loggins in 1984.


Why did Toto turn down the offer to perform "Danger Zone"?

Legal issues prevented Toto from doing "Danger Zone."


Why did Bryan Adams turn down the offer to perform "Danger Zone"?

Bryan Adams felt that "Top Gun" glorified the military, and he didn't want to be a part of it.


Why did REO Speedwagon turn down the offer to perform "Danger Zone"?

REO Speedwagon wanted one of their own compositions to be on the soundtrack as part of a deal to perform "Danger Zone," but no dice.


What song plays over the scene where Maverick, Iceman, Goose and the guys play beach volleyball?

The volleyball scene is accompanied by, appropriately enough, "Playing With The Boys."


Who sings "Playing With the Boys"?

It's Kenny Loggins once again.


"Take My Breath Away" was originally offered to this group, one of whose hits was the 1983 song "Only the Lonely."

The Motels declined to take on what would have been the biggest hit of their career.


What was Berlin's biggest hit before "Take My Breath Away"?

"No More Words" made it to No. 23 in 1984.


Who covered "Take My Breath Away" in 2003?

"Take My Breath Away" is on Jessica Simpson's 2003 album "In This Skin."


What song does Maverick sing to Charlie when he spots her in a bar early in the movie?

A seemingly impromptu performance of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" is Maverick's go-to pickup move.


What does Charlie say to Maverick when he's done singing?

Charlie tells Maverick to sit down next to her, but she ends up embarrassing him.


What is Goose's signature song?

"Great Balls of Fire" is both Goose's signature song and his catchphrase.


Why does Maverick sing "Great Balls of Fire" with Goose at the bar?

Goose's wife, Carol, starts regaling Charlie with tales of Maverick's womanizing ways. So Maverick walks over to the piano to sing with Goose.


What does Carol yell to Goose as he's singing and playing the piano?

"Hey, Goose, you big stud," shouts Carol, "take me to bed, or lose me forever."


The "Top Gun Anthem" was composed by Harold Faltermeyer, who also wrote the theme song for …

"Axel F," Faltermeyer's theme to "Beverly Hills Cop," topped the charts in 1985.


What song is playing when Maverick has dinner at Charlie's house?

Maverick and Charlie have dinner on her porch as Otis Redding's "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" plays in the background.


What does Maverick tell Charlie about the song?

Maverick says that after his dad died, his mom played the song nonstop.


What band performs power ballad "Heaven in Your Eyes"?

Loverboy's "Heaven in Your Eyes" is on the soundtrack but not prominently played in the movie.


What band performs rocker "Mighty Wings"?

Cheap Trick's "Mighty Wings" plays over some flight sequences.


What song does Charlie play on the bar jukebox in the final scene of the movie?

Just when Maverick thinks he's lost Charlie forever, she surprises him at the bar by playing "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'."


What song plays over the closing credits of "Top Gun"?

As "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" fades out, we get "Mighty Wings" over the credits.


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