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Combining Star Wars ‘Dogfights’ With ‘Danger Zone’ Is A Perfect Mashup


Sure it’s a little bit of a stretch for but we’re pretty sure that any video with Danger Zone in it is fair game.

Aerial combat (well, space combat, actually) from Star Wars movies with the “Danger Zone” soundtrack by Kenny Loggins? Kick the tires and light the fires, we’re there.

Two years after Star Wars hit theaters in 1977, Kenny Loggins scored a Grammy with his single “This Is It.” And then in 1986 Loggins had the theme song for “Top Gun.”

How are these movie/music facts connected? They’re not.

At least not until someone had the brilliant idea to take Loggins’ “Danger Zone” – the hard-driving, perfect song from the 1980s hit – and use it as the musical backdrop for the video of spaceships clashing in the various Star Wars flicks. Shout out to Weston Wong for a masterful job of melding the music with the video.

Which brings to mind these questions:

Even though the battles between the good guys and the bad guys flying X-wings and TIE fighters take place in space and in a galaxy far, far away … are they still classified as dogfights?

Luke Skywalker is a great name, but he didn’t have a nickname like Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, did he?

If Luke “used the force” did Maverick use the force of Goose’s dog tags?

If not for Kenny Loggins’ songs, would “Top Gun,” “Footloose” and “Caddy Shack have been the big hits they were?

Whatever happened to Kenny Loggins?

Star Wars has been part of seven different sequels/prequels – why hasn’t Hollywood decided to crank out a “Top Gun II?”


Written by Wendell Barnhouse

Wendell Barnhouse is a veteran journalist with over 40 years of experience as a writer and an editor. For the last 30 years, he wrote about college sports but he has had an interest and curiosity about aviation since he was in grade school.

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