Tom Whitlock used to be born in Springfield, Missouri, on February 20, 1954. He picked up tools at a tender age, enjoying the drums for a number of native bands in his youngster years, and he used to be talented on the piano all through this time as neatly. He additionally labored as a consultation musician, enjoying backing tracks for composers, in addition to writing his personal songs.
Whitlock moved to Los Angeles in 1983, the place he met composer Giorgio Moroder. The tale is going that Moroder complained in regards to the brakes in his Ferrari, and Whitlock took the initiative to fix it, purchasing brake fluid on his personal. Moroder ended up hiring Whitlock at his studio, the place he labored with engineer Brian Reeves.
In 1986, discovering his common songwriting collaborators busy, Moroder became to Whitlock for “Top Gun.” Whitlock in the end gained credit score for 5 songs at the movie’s soundtrack, particularly “Radar Radio,” “Lead Me On,” “Throughout the Hearth,” “Danger Zone,” and “Take My Breath Away.” He went on to give a contribution to the soundtrack of flicks reminiscent of “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise,” and “Rambo III.” His final music for motion pictures used to be “Best possible Day Of Your Lifestyles” for the 2000 movie “An Intimate Friendship.”
He endured to obtain credit score for each use of his songs, the preferred of which have been “Take My Breath Away” and “Danger Zone.” The latter music used to be used within the 2022 sequel “Top Gun: Maverick,” which become Whitlock’s final movie credit score.