'Top Gun: Maverick': Kenny Loggins talks ‘Danger Zone’ and meeting Tom Cruise for the first time

Die sanger, 74, shared with Fox News Digital that being able to record two songs for the 1986 action movie was areal plumfor the musician.

It was a great period of time for all of us, especially in my life at that time that I got two songs in ‘Top Gun.’ This was a real plum for me, jy weet?”

Kenny Loggins is "proud" of the songs he produced for the 1986 action movie "Top Gun." The iconic song "Danger Zone" will be featured in the movie's sequel "Top Gun: Maverick."

Kenny Loggins is “trots” of the songs he produced for the 1986 action movieTop Gun.The iconic songDanger Zonewill be featured in the movie’s sequel “Bobaas: Maverick.(Foto deur Gabe Ginsberg / Getty Images)

Loggins createdDanger Zone,” which is also featured in the movie’s sequel “Bobaas: Maverick.He was not the original person in mind to sing the song written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock.

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I really wasn’t supposed to be the guy to record ‘Danger Zone,’” het hy gedeel. “There’s a lot of urban legends as to who was supposed to do it. My guess is Mickey Thomas and Starship were probably the first in line.

During the late 80s, Loggins created hit songs for some of the biggest movies of its decade, insluitend “Bobaas,” “Caddyshack,” en “Footloose.

I think the reason why I have that whole reputation of being that the movie guy from that era was because I lucked into three really iconic pieces in a row the ‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Footloose,’ and then, natuurlik, 'Bobaas,’” Loggins said.

He shared that he has already seen a screening of the new “Bobaas: Maverick,” but he still plans on getting a group together and seeing it in theaters.

It’s so amazing,” Loggins said of the sequel.

Kenny Loggins attends the Global Premiere of "Bobaas: Maverick" op Mei 04, 2022 in San Diego, Kalifornië. He shared with Fox News Digital that he saw the movie before it was released.

Kenny Loggins attends the Global Premiere of “Bobaas: Maverick” op Mei 04, 2022 in San Diego, Kalifornië. He shared with Fox News Digital that he saw the movie before it was released. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Although Loggins made a massive contribution to the history of “Bobaas” he admitted to Fox News Digital that he didn’t meet the movie’s lead, Tom cruise, until six years ago.

When I ran into him, we were both doing [the late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live!] saam, and that was the first time we met,” hy het gesê.

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And I said, ‘So tell me, jy weet, the new Top Gun, you’re doing it, reg?’ Yeah [Cruise said]. ek het gesê, ‘Wel, is Danger Zone in or out?’ And he said, ‘Kenny, it wouldn’t be Top Gun without Danger Zone.’

Loggins described hearing his song in “Bobaas: Maverick” as “exciting.

It was just really exciting to see it in that place,” hy het begin. “Vir my, jy weet, having been around a while now, what it means is, how will the audience respond? Jy weet, wat? Will there be as much attention on ‘Danger Zone’ now as there was back then or what happens next? So vir my, I’m sitting there, and I’m excited to see it in there. It’s like rolling sevens. But what happens next? That’s the big question.

Kenny Loggins shared that he only met the film's lead, Tom cruise, six years ago.

Kenny Loggins shared that he only met the film’s lead, Tom cruise, six years ago. (Foto deur Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic)

What’s next for Loggins is his upcoming memoir titledStill Alright: Memoirthat has an expected release date of June 14. He shared that he was originally worried hewouldn’t remember enoughto produce a memoir.

I co-wrote it with a collaborator. We did like six months of interviews just to refresh our memories,” het hy gedeel.

The book has a lot of fun anecdotes about what it was like to be a kid in the late sixties, wanting to start a band and then going on the road with a psychedelic band called Electric Prunes. And then one thing leads to another. Jy weet, I think it’s a fun book. It’s what I wanted it to be.

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(L-R) Musicians Rick Cowling, Kenny Loggins, and Adam Nitti of Kenny Loggins perform on stage at Viejas Concerts In The Park on September 24, 2021, in San Diego, Kalifornië.

(L-R) Musicians Rick Cowling, Kenny Loggins, and Adam Nitti of Kenny Loggins perform on stage at Viejas Concerts In The Park on September 24, 2021, in San Diego, Kalifornië. (Foto deur Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)

Loggins is also making a return to performing for two nights only at the Hollywood Bowl in July. Jim Messina will be opening the shows for him.

“So, I’ll come out and do an hour with Jimmy and then I’ll go change clothes and do an hour alone with my band,” hy het gesê.

Bobaas: Maverickis now in theaters.

Fox News’ Larry Fink contributed to this report.

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