BERLIN: Take my breath away 7″ love theme from Top Gun soundtrack. 1986 CBS, a 7320. Check video
“Take My Breath Away” is the name of a love song from the film Top Gun (1986). The song was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock, performed by the band Berlin. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1986.
“Take My Breath Away” was the first single from the Top Gun soundtrack album and was released in 1986 as a split single alongside the song “Radar Radio”:
“Take My Breath Away (Love Theme from Top Gun)” (performed by Berlin)
“Radar Radio” (performed by Giorgio Moroder featuring Joe Pizzulo, written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock)
The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 13, 1986 and became number 1 in the UK for four weeks in November 1986.
“Take My Breath Away” 4:13
“Radar Radio” by Giorgio Moroder featuring Joe Pizzulo 3:40
Country Certification Date Sales certified:
Canada Gold October 31, 1986 50,000
France Gold 1987 500,000
UK Gold November 1, 1986 400,000
U.S. Gold May 5, 1992 500,000
The video shows Simpson driving through a southwestern desert. She stops to fill up with petrol, and then arrives at a diner where she watches lovers in motion. The music video peaked at number five on MTVs TRL and spent a total of 12 days on the countdown.
Chart performance and certifications
“Take My Breath Away” became a number-twenty hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as a top ten hit on the Top 40 Tracks and the Top 40 Mainstream charts. The song also became another number-one hit for Simpson on the Hot 100 Singles Sales. Although the song did not break records of any sorts, it performed decently on the other tracks it charted on: the Adult Top 40, the Adult Contemporary, the Hot 100 Airplay, the Hot Dance Club Play, and the Hot Digital Tracks. In late 2005 it received a gold certification by the RIAA.
Canadian Singles Chart 10
European Hot 100 Singles 74
French Singles Chart 18
Mexico Top Singles 9
Swedish Singles Chart 43
UK Singles Chart 159
US Billboard Hot 100 20
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 8
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 10
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 23
US Billboard Adult Top 40 29
Country Certification Sales
U.S. Gold 500,000
Australia Gold 35,000