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Top Fifteen Rejected Songs For The Top Gun Soundtrack

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By Alex Green

Believe it or not, with almost ten million copies sold, the soundtrack to Top Gun remains one of the best selling soundtracks of all time. From Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” to Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away,” it’s one of the defining soundtracks of the ’80s. However, fifteen songs by a wide range of artists were considered for inclusion on the soundtrack but were later rejected for various undisclosed reasons.

For the first time ever, here’s a list of them.

1. “Top Gunners (Who You Gonna Call?)”–Ray Parker Jr.

2. “You Belong To The Navy”–Glen Frey

3.  “Ray Bans and Bomber Jackets”–Wham!

4.  “Me gustas tú (Amor Clandestino)”–Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam Featuring Philip Michael Thomas

5. “Volleyball Heartbreak” (Instrumental)–Harold Faltermeyer

6. “Papa Don’t Preach”–Madonna

7. “Cooler Than U 4 Ever (The Iceman’s Rap)”–Prince

8. “Whole Lotta Love”–Cyndi Lauper and Phil Collins

9. “Dogtags and Tomcats”–Bon Jovi

10. “Danger Zone”–Rick James

11. “Goose’s Theme (Instrumental)”–Vangelis

12. “Flying”–Christopher Cross

13. “Cockpit Ejection”–Salt N Pepa

14.”Come On Maverick”–Dexy’s Midnight Runners

15. “We Shall Overcome”–Huey Lewis and the News