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|Title||Take My Breath Away|
|Written by||Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock|
|Submitted by||Siegfried Baboon|
Listening to this makes me shudder, as it evokes thoughts of Tom Cruise cavorting with Kelly McGillis, and sunsets with fighter jets climbing away in the heat. But I suppose Top Gun wouldn't have been Top Gun without Berlin's woodblocks-and-synths love theme. Whether or not that's a good thing I'm not sure.
It's the bass line which really makes this a classic truck driver's gear change. You get so used to it plodding along loudly throughout the song, that when it builds up for the big moment, you're suddenly surprised to find that rather than everything just going up, the bass actually drops down in slimy preparation beforehand a bit like reaching the bottom of a particularly steep valley on a roller-coaster. Overall, the effect is not so much that it takes your breath away, but that the rug is pulled out from under your feet.