Lady Gaga may be at 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 of Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun Maverick” movie.
The long-awaited sequel to the original “Top Gun” will finally be released this fall by Paramount. It was supposed to come in June, and before that last year. But the pandemic put a dent in everyone’s plans.
Cruise was discovered at a Lady Gaga show in December 2019 wearing a nice suit and tie and stood out like a sore thumb. The video came up on Instagram and looked fascinated by the sensational artist. He can leave the cult and join hers!
Choosing a “Maverick” song is a big deal. 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 like it or not.
What more for Lady Gaga? Probably a midsummer release for her second duet album with Tony Bennett. He celebrates his 95th birthday on August 3. The album with Cole Porter’s collaboration was to hit around that time.
PS That would make three possible nominees for best song already including Billie Eilish’s “No Time to Die” and Reba McIntire’s “Somehow You Do” – of course written by Diane Warren.