Kenny Loggins Talks “Danger Zone” Return For ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and Upcoming Memoir
due out June 14, the iconic Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated musician
wasn’t even among the top choices to record the high-octane number
written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock for the 1986
But, through a series of events, Loggins went on to rock the song,
which became arguably his most synonymous hit,
instantly cemented in pop culture as a quintessential ’80s anthem.
Although “Danger Zone” was a solid number when Moroder and Whitlock wrote it,
Loggins had to tinker with the tune — chord changes and lyrics — for the final product to be a massive hit.
In fact, as he notes in his memoir, Loggins did enough to merit a co-writing credit,