Why Judas Priest Turned Down the ‘Top Gun’ Soundtrack


The Band were down in the studio mixing the album and everything was just working out,” Downing recalled of the moment they were approached for the project. When the filmmakers heard “Reckless,” they believed they’d found the perfect song for the closing credits of Top Gun. There was just one problem: The contract called for exclusive rights of the track to go to the film’s soundtrack. If Priest agreed to the deal, they would not be allowed to include “Reckless” on Turbo.

The Band decided not to take it off Downing explained in an interview adding that the band didn’t want to change the LP’s construction because they “thought the album flowed really well.” according to KK that was a Big Mistake

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