Berlin “Take My Breath Away”

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.

35 thoughts on “Berlin “Take My Breath Away”

    1. I love listening to the song and I too loved the film! I never danced to it. But I can definitely swim to it. Sunday’s move so fast that all I can say is WOW! 🎈🎈🎈Lets float this week out! XOXO 🕊

    1. Hello Hotfox! Thanks kindly for stopping in! And thanks too for being so insightful. You are right, AOC’s share is thematic… the movie is a big favorite also. Have a wonderful weekend!

  1. Thank you Jeanne for your conclusive feedback. Musicians and singers really endure a lot of problems. I have met some that recruited new members and quarreled over the original songs. I guess that’s the downside of fame 😞.

    1. How are you today, Vincenza? Thank you for stopping by, and for appreciating and complimenting on Berlin’s song. It is sweet like a good dream. Love ,Hugs and Sunshine to you Vincenza! 🌺💕🌺

    2. I hope that means you are doing awesome and had an excellent week! The weekends are more promising! Hope too that AOCs shares gave you the best memories this past week! Loving huggz🌺💕🌺

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