Not too long ago, artists would write songs that would release alongside blockbuster films. Titanic had My Heart Will Go On, and Armageddon had Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing. Now in true Top Gun fashion, Maverick is also going to have its own original ballad from legendary artist Lady Gaga.
Here’s the announcement:
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. pic.twitter.com/1GReWGW8Ql
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 27, 2022
The song isn’t available yet, but you can pre-add it to your library here. “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. And I’m so excited to give it to you on May 3,” wrote Gaga.
Though a lot of fans associate Top Gun with Danger Zone from Kenny Loggins, the movie was also the source of hit romantic ballad Take My Break Away from Berlin. With just Gaga drawing enough attention from audiences, I wonder what other song could come out a hit from the soundtrack of Top Gun: Maverick?
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) 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 Top Gun 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.” 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.
Hold My Hand by Lady Gaga comes out on May 3. Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on May 27.