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Danger Zone is a 1986 song by Kenny Loggins written exclusively for the movie Top Gun starring Tom Cruise.

It is frequently referenced by Sterling Archer becoming a regular running gag. Archer uses it primarily to annoy Lana Kane by underscoring the sexual tension between them - as alluded to in the song with lines such as "Beggin' you to touch and go" - whenever she is "stepping into zone of danger". It is also referred to when obvious danger arises, and/or to note it as one of Archer's favourite songs.

The frequency of its usage led to Loggins portraying himself in the Vice episode Baby Shower, performing an impressive outlaw country version with Cherylene.

Lyrics[]

Revvin' up your engine
Listen to her howlin' roar
Metal under tension
Beggin' you to touch and go

Highway to the Danger Zone
Ride into the Danger Zone

Headin' into twilight
Spreadin' out her wings tonight
She got you jumpin' off the deck
And shovin' into overdrive

Highway to the Danger Zone
I'll take you
Right into the Danger Zone

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

Out along the edge
Is always where I burn to be
The further on the edge
The hotter the intensity

Highway to the Danger Zone
I'm gonna take you
Right into the Danger Zone
Highway to the Danger Zone
Right into the Danger Zone[1]

Trivia[]

  • The edited version of the Yamaha DX7 ROM-3A patch “Bass 1”, Oberheim Prommer, LinnDrum, Roland S-50 patches “Snare Drum” “Timbale” and “Toms”, Oberheim DX Stretch and Simmons SDSV were heard in this song.
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