Sunday Brunch with Berlin And Top Gun
November 8, 1986. Can it really be 29 years ago?
Berlin’s mega-hit from the great Top Gun soundtrack, “Take My Breath Away” went to Number One for the first of four weeks.
Sure, the song was helped by a terrific script, co-written by Michigan State professor and good friend, the late Jim Cash and his writing partner Jack Epps Jr. And yeah, there was great casting. Kelly McGillis buttoned-up smart blonde, until she kicked in the afterburners. Tom Cruise showing off his now all-too-familiar (see picture at left) sullen intensity.
But, man. When this song kicked in, and the sparks flew, you knew from note one that “Take My Breath Away” was a smash.
And, all credit to the filmmakers. They didn’t use the song for the volleyball scene!
Enjoy Sunday Brunch on Keener. Careful for the afterburners!