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The Music of 'Top Gun' Quiz
by Staff
"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?

  • "Danger Zone"
  • "Take My Breath Away"
  • "Top Gun Anthem"

How many other Oscars did "Top Gun" win?

  • none
  • one
  • two

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

  • "Take My Breath Away"
  • "Danger Zone"
  • "Heaven in Your Eyes"

Where did "Danger Zone" peak on the charts?

  • No. 2
  • No. 4
  • No. 6

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

  • "The Power of Love"
  • "Flashdance … What a Feeling"
  • "Footloose"

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

  • Donna Summer
  • Andy Gibb
  • Debbie Harry

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

  • Kenny Loggins
  • Huey Lewis
  • George Michael

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

  • "Fletch"
  • "Airplane"
  • "Caddyshack"

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

  • "Over the Top"
  • "St. Elmo's Fire"
  • "First Blood"

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

  • "Footloose"
  • "The Goonies"
  • "The Lost Boys"

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

  • Their singer had laryngitis.
  • They had other commitments.
  • They had legal conflicts.

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

  • He didn't like the song.
  • He had a personal problem with Tom Cruise.
  • He was a pacifist.

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

  • They wanted to write their own song.
  • They didn't like the song.
  • They thought the movie was terrible.

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

  • "Danger Zone"
  • "Playing With the Boys"
  • "Top Gun Anthem"

Who sings "Playing With the Boys"?

  • Robert Palmer
  • Corey Hart
  • Kenny Loggins

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

  • Roxette
  • the Motels
  • Soft Cell

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

  • "Let the Music Play"
  • "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
  • "No More Words"

Who covered "Take My Breath Away" in 2003?

  • Jessica Simpson
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Britney Spears

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

  • "Love Me Tender"
  • "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"
  • "Unchained Melody"

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

  • "Well, that was a fine how-do-you-do."
  • "You're the worst singer I ever heard."
  • "Sit down."

What is Goose's signature song?

  • "Great Balls of Fire"
  • "Jailhouse Rock"
  • "Honky Tonk Women"

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

  • He wants to get away from Goose's wife.
  • Charlie dares him to.
  • It's his favorite song, too.

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

  • "Those words are the key to my heart."
  • "Take me to bed, or lose me forever."
  • "What does a girl need to do grab a man around here?"

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

  • "Blade Runner"
  • "Beverly Hills Cop"
  • "Rocky"

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

  • "The Tracks of My Tears"
  • "These Arms of Mine"
  • "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay"

What does Maverick tell Charlie about the song?

  • His mom always listened to it.
  • It's his favorite song.
  • He can't stand the song.

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

  • Loverboy
  • Journey
  • Europe

What band performs rocker "Mighty Wings"?

  • Foreigner
  • Cheap Trick
  • Warrant

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

  • "Great Balls of Fire"
  • "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay"
  • "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"

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

  • "Mighty Wings"
  • "Through the Fire"
  • "Top Gun Anthem"