The Top Gun Soundtrack, Take My Breath Away came as a big surprise to Berlin, the song ‘s artist and the contributing film stars, on winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song as well as the
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1986.
The song, written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock for the 1986 film Top Gun has an interesting history.
It was first offered to The Motels, who much later released their original demo, which is fairly similar to Berlin’s released version, on their compilation album
Anthology land (2001.)
Columbia Records suggested some of their signed artists, but eventually Moroder thought of the band Berlin
whose song “No More Words “he had produced. Whitlock made a few changes to the lyrics before Terri Nun recorded the vocals.
Moroder has said that of all the songs he has produced in his career, he is most proud of this song.