HANS WORST HITS OF THE 80’S- DANGER ZONE- KENNY LOGGINS

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Hans Worst Hits of the 80’s- today- the King of 1980’s movie soundtracks and his Danger Zone from the movie “Top Gun.” How did Kenny Loggins become the go-to-guy in the 1980’s when it came to songs on movie soundtracks? It started with the only one that was any good- I’m Alright- from Caddyshack in 1980 In 1984  he had a #1 with “Footloose”and I”m Free #22, in 1986 it was the song featured here Danger Zone from Top Gun [I didn’t care for the movie either. Not a Cruise fan- except for his role in Tropic Thunder } Danger Zone just missed going to the top #2,  In 1986 his “Meet Me Half Way”#11 from the greatest movie ever about arm wrestling- Sly Stallone’s Over The Top. 1988 Nobody’s Fool from Caddyshack II. There was a Caddyshack II? How and why did Loggins keep getting called for these soundtracks? These song- other than I’m Alright- are downright awful.  Note- in the mid- 70’s according to what I have read- Loggins was offered the role opposite of Babs Streisand in A Star Is Born and turned it down. That boggles my mind. Anyway- Danger Zone is a poor song to begin with and suffers badly from the typical 80’s production. The song was produced by the Father of Disco- Giorgio Moroder.

 

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9 responses to “HANS WORST HITS OF THE 80’S- DANGER ZONE- KENNY LOGGINS

  1. anytime I hear a drum machine, it makes the whole song sound plastic. I like Kenny Loggins alone or with Messina, but his soundtrack tunes are pulp (except for Caddyshack one)

  2. This song is god awful- the cheesy synths and drum machines. 🤮. If you have ever listened to NPRs All Song Considered show every so often if one of the hosts wants to punk the other they will cue up this song and play if right after the other host has spent minutes praising an upcoming song – then this comes on. 😱.

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