Lady Gaga may possibly be up for an Oscar again next February.
I’m told that Gaga, who won an Oscar for the song “Shallow” from “A Star is Born”, wrote and performed the title song for Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun Maverick” movie.
The highly anticipated sequel to the original “Top Gun” will finally be released this fall by Paramount. It was to come in June and before last year. But the pandemic put a dent in everyone’s plans.
Cruise was spotted at a Lady Gaga show in December 2019 wearing a lovely suit and tie and standing out like a sore thumb. Video appeared on Instagram and seemed fascinated by the sensational artist. He can leave his cult and join hers!
Choosing a “Maverick” song is a great thing. The theme song for “Top Gun” was Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away.” It became an international hit and a classic that still plays over and over again like it or not.
What else for Lady Gaga? Probably a mid-summer release for his second duet album with Tony Bennett. He is celebrating his 95th birthday on August 3rd. The album with Cole Porter collaborations was to come around then.
PS That would make three possible nominees for the best songs, already including Billie Eilish’s “No Time to Die” and Reba McIntires’ “Somehow You Do” – of course written by Diane Warren.