With a combination of classics from the original film, new music and score, the soundtrack for Top Gun: Maverick reflects the film’s past, present, and future all at once, continuing the musical legacy the original Top Gun soundtrack ignited back in 1986.
The soundtrack for Top Gun: Maverick features instantly recognizable cuts like the classic theme song “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins, along with a show-stopping live rendition of “Great Balls Of Fire” recorded by the film’s star, Miles Teller. It also features original score tracks by the movie’s composers - Lorne Balfe, Harold Faltermeyer, and Academy Award winners Lady Gaga and Hans Zimmer.
Top Gun: Maverick also features the singles “Hold My Hand” by Lady Gaga, and “I Ain’t Worried” by OneRepublic. "Hold My Hand" marks Gaga's return to writing and producing original music for film, after the success of 2018's A Star Is Born soundtrack that earned Gaga an Academy Award, four Grammys, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and Critics’ Choice Award.
“When I wrote this song for Top Gun: Maverick, I didn’t even realize the multiple layers it spanned across the film’s heart, my own psyche, and the nature of the world we’ve been living in. I’ve been working on it for years, perfecting it, trying to make it ours. I wanted to make music into a song where we share our deep need to both be understood and try to understand each other - a longing to be close when we feel so far away and an ability to celebrate life’s heroes,” Gaga wrote in a recent Instagram post. “I’m so grateful to Tom and Hans and Joe for this opportunity - and it’s been a beautiful experience working with them. Me, BloodPop, Ben Rice and everyone else who worked on it with us are so excited to share it with you. This song is a love letter to the world during and after a very hard time. I’ve wanted you to hear it for so long.”
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer adds, “This album continues the musical legacy that the original Top Gun ignited back in 1986. We are so thrilled to have Lady Gaga and OneRepublic lend their artistry towards putting a modern spin on the already iconic and beloved soundtrack.”
Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick visits Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) after more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators. Maverick is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose," portrayed in the originaly by Anthony Edwards. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.