About This Song
“Take My Breath Away” is a song by the American band Berlin. It was released in 1986 as the theme song for the movie “Top Gun,” a popular action drama film starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis. The song was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock.
“Take My Breath Away” is a romantic power ballad that became a massive hit and is considered one of Berlin’s signature songs. The song features a captivating and atmospheric melody with lush synthesizers and heartfelt lyrics. The lead vocals were performed by Terri Nunn, the lead singer of Berlin, whose emotive and soulful voice added to the song’s appeal.
The lyrics of “Take My Breath Away” express the intense feelings of love and the overwhelming impact that a special person can have on someone’s life. The song’s title is a metaphor for the strong emotional response one experiences when deeply in love.
Following its release, “Take My Breath Away” topped the charts in various countries, including the United States, where it earned Berlin both commercial success and critical acclaim. It also won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1987.
Watching every motion in my foolish lover’s gameOn this endless ocean, finally lovers know no shame Turning and returning to some secret place inside Watching in slow motion as you turn around and sayTake my breath awayTake my breath awayWatching, I keep waiting, still anticipating loveNever hesitating to become the fated ones Turning and returning to some secret place to hide Watching in slow motion as you turn to me and sayMy love, take my breath awayThrough the hourglass, I saw youIn time, you slipped away When the mirror crashed, I called you And turned to hear you say If only for today, I am unafraidTake my breath awayTake my breath awayWatching every motion in this foolish lover’s gameHaunted by the notion somewhere there’s a love in flames Turning and returning to some secret place inside Watching in slow motion as you turn my way and sayTake my breath awayMy love, take my breath away My love, take my breath away My love, take my breath away