Top Gun: Maverick | Lady Gaga Asks Us To Hold Her Hand
Lady Gaga presents the music video for her new single from the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack. We are all invited to Hold Her Hand.
In less than three weeks, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ will be hitting the afterburners as it flies into theaters. The thirty-six-year wait for the return of Tom Cruise as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell is almost over. The original ‘Top Gun’ soundtrack featured some terrific songs that still resonate today. None more so than Kenny Loggins ‘Danger Zone’ and Berlin’s ‘Take My Breath Away.’ For the new film, the filmmakers have turned to Lady Gaga for their main song for the movie. Her title track, called ‘Hold My Hand’ has made its debut on MTV, MTV Live, and MTVU. The video for the track has been unveiled. Directed by the film’s director, Joseph Kosinski, the video features Lady Gaga performing the track alongside new visuals from the upcoming film as well as scenes from the 1986 original movie. Let’s take a listen:
The “Hold My Hand” single made its epic debut earlier this week via Interscope Records, with Billboard declaring “Lady Gaga soars with “Hold My Hand.” And Vanity Fair raving the song “catapults her [Gaga] into next year’s Oscar race.” The single was written for the motion picture and is featured throughout the film. “Hold My Hand” was produced by Lady Gaga and BloodPop©, with additional production by Benjamin Rice.
The motion picture version of “Hold My Hand” features additional production and score by Harold Faltermeyer and Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer. “Hold My Hand” marks Gaga’s return to writing and producing original music for film, after the success of 2018’s A Star is Born soundtrack. which earned Gaga an Academy Award, four Grammys, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Critics’ Choice Award.
Paramount Pictures Top Gun: Maverick visits Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) after more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators. Maverick 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 TOPGUN 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.
I think the song is a perfect fit for the further adventures of Maverick. It hits the right tone needed for the film, having some elements of the 1986 songs with a modern twist to make it seamlessly run alongside the film. I’m guessing it will play during the film and again over the end credits. But with the revelation that Harold Faltermeyer is also onboard the film, I’m now more confident that we will get the experience we have been crying out for. Faltermeyer’s ‘Top Gun Anthem’ is one of the best pieces of musical work to come out of the 1980s. With his inclusion as one of the film’s composers, we are sure to get an up-to-date reprise of the anthem. And alongside Lady Gaga’s song, the film could be up there with the best of the best.
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ will feel the need, the need for speed in theaters from May 27th in the USA and on May 25th in the UK. Book your tickets NOW!
What do you make of Lady Gaga’s song for the film? Do you think it will fit with what we will see on screen? How do you feel about Harold Faltermeyer returning to help compose the score for the film? Fly down to the comments section below to leave your thoughts!
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