Italian dance music legend Giorgio Moroder has the almost unique distinction of twice changing the face of popular culture forever. First in the 1970s when he pioneered the the sound of disco and italo-disco both solo and with artists like Donna Summer and directly influenced the development of electronic music as a genre along with countless subsequent artists. And second, beginning in the late ’70s and early ’80s when his contributions to film soundtracks helped define the era’s cinematic aesthetic. Among the numerous films for which he wrote or co-wrote scores and soundtrack songs are Midnight Express, American Gigolo, Cat People, Flashdance, The Neverending Story and Scarface, as well as the two songs for which the Top Gun soundtrack is best remembered, Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” and Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away.”
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