Who would think in a million years that a band could tackle the Top Gun theme song, Danger Zone, without tongue in cheek sarcasm or nary a Tom Cruise joke. Yet, Calexico prepared a desert-tinged bluegrass take on the song and pulled it off masterfully. On a related note, this cover makes you realize that for all the ’80s nostalgia that Kenny Loggins’ songs conjure up, he should probably be mentioned in the same breath as Randy Newman as part of the highest echelon of movie theme song royalty (Caddyshack, Vacation, Top Gun, Footloose).
[via A.V. Club]