Monday, April 30. 2007
TOP GUN (soundtrack)
The hit song from "Top Gun,""Danger Zone", sung by Kenny Loggins, was originally intended for Toto.
Kenny Loggins on "Danger Zone:"
I got lucky on that one...Toto was originally selected to sing the song, but their lawyers didn't get along...and they needed a singer in a hurry. I was in the studio recording another song for Top Gun, that I did write...called "Playing With the Boys." They asked me if I would be interested in doing Danger Zone...and I needed an uptempo song in my show. So I said yes...and the rest is history. (Source Unknown)
In addition to "Danger Zone," Toto was also supposed to record one more song for the film: "Only You." After the falling out with the producers, "Only You" was shelved until it was later released on the => Kingdom of Desire record.
From the liner notes of "Best Ballads:"
"Only You" - Steve Lukather: A song Dave and I actually wrote for the movie "Top Gun." It was intended as the theme track, but they chose "Take My Breath Away" instead. We saved it for one of our records.
Kingdom of Desire