Howdy people of the interweb, and welcome to the 38th edition of my series of blog posts dedicated to some of my favourite songs ever in life. So today I’ll be talking about one of my favourite songs from the 1980’s in the form of “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins.
Excuse for following statement, but…. FUCK YEAH, this is my jam! There is nothing quite like this song and while I came across this a lot later in life, I will say that it has been part of integrated into my system ever since.
Check out this awesome tune below:
So what makes this song so awesome? Well, it is hard to describe because this song is more than just music, it is life. Haha. But seriously, this song, for me, is the definition of manliness. I think it is when you hear those guitars start up, you know you’re in for a good time. It is rock music with that great 1980’s sound. This is a song that sounds like it is of its time period, it could only work in the 80’s, and while some may consider it a little cheesy (probably because of the association with Top Gun), but I adore it. You have gorgeous guitar work, a lovely bass line and some lovely drums, along with the wonderful vocals of Kenny Loggins. When you hear this song you feel the passion, I love Loggins’ voice the way he sings just makes me feel the heat and epicness of life. The lyrics are sung with such passion, hearing lyrics like: “Headin’ into twilight / Spreadin’ out her wings tonight / She got you jumpin’ off the deck / And shovin’ into overdrive” or “They never say hello to you / Until you get it on the red line overload / You’ll never know what you can do / Until you get it up as high as you can go” (singing that part at the top of your lungs is the best). But this verse is my favourite: “Out along the edge / Is always where I burn to be / The further on the edge / The hotter the intensity“. But obviously it is all about that chorus. I don’t know if there is another chorus in life that is as fun or as epic to sing to. Oh and to find out Giorgio Moroder was behind the music composition of this song just makes me love it more as I’ve come to appreciate Moroder more after I found out about his work on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories.
When this song comes on, nothing else matters, it is just you, and the manly sounds of “Danger Zone“!
Top Gun honestly wouldn’t be half as fun without the epic sounds of Kenny Loggins, fact.
Now I obviously came across this song through the 1980’s classic, Top Gun. However, I didn’t see Top Gun until I was in college and had to watch in my media course which I think was in 2008. One would wonder why it had taken so long for me to see such a classic film, well I had a lot of other stuff to watch in the 90’s, plus if a certain film wasn’t on VHS or on TV in my house, I just wouldn’t see it. So I hadn’t heard of the pleasure of having this song be a part of childhood, however I can safely say that during my first viewing of this film my heart was captured by the epicness of this song. Hearing “Danger Zone” spread across the film just fuels the adrenaline, every time you came down, this song brings you back up!
In conclusion “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins is just epic, it is a fine example of some of the best music from the 80’s that works not only as a film associated with a famous film, but also on its own. It is the kind of song you should listen to on the highest volume and is just the best for karaoke. If you haven’t experienced the badassery of this song then you awe it to yourself to check it out as it is that amazing! Yeah I said it.
Well that’s another song review done, what do you think of my song choice today? Whatever your thoughts are leave me a comment below and be sure to come back next time for another song review yo! 😀