Lady Gaga did the song for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ & it’s a very fun mess

You know who I missed at the Met Gala? Lady Gaga. Sure, I also missed Zendaya and Rihanna, but Gaga’s brand of bonkers is always the much-needed chaotic energy at the Met Gala. She let people know she wasn’t attending ahead of time, and she did so as she teased her latest project, her latest thing. That thing? She’s done the song for Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel no one asked for. Let me tell you, it is Gaga at her full 1980s glory. Here’s “Hold My Hand”:

It’s so cheeseball, thanks, I love it. It’s remarkable to think that truly every 1980s action film had this kind of melodramatic ballad. The original Top Gun had Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away,” which is so soft, it’s crazy that it was for Top Friggin’ Gun. I have to think that there’s a reason why producers went to Gaga for this too. Is there a secret plot afoot to recruit Gaga’s Monsters into the Navy? Or are they merely trying to get Gaga’s fans into the movie? Hm.

Here’s the latest trailer. Shocked that it does have some kind of plot. Miles Teller playing Goose’s son? Jennifer Connelly collecting her paycheck and not asking questions? The Navy allowing Tom Cruise to play with their $300 million toys? A mess. I’m sure Gaga’s fans will be all over it.

Apparently, Gaga and Tom Cruise are friends? He came to her show this week and they posed for kissy photos together.

Photos courtesy of Gaga’s Instagram.

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  1. Chaine says:

    Is that really Tom cruise with her? Something way different about his face!

  2. Ariel says:

    I was 14 when Top Gun came out. I saw it 6 times in the theatre, and something never occurred to dumb, young teen me- until Teri Nunn of Berlin said it.
    That she didn’t particularly approve of the film’s message- the go kill the faceless bad guy, pro-war stance.
    Made me think.
    Thankful for people who say thoughtful things that impressionable youth take in and it becomes part of their worldview.

    Not really liking the Lady Gaga song.
    But i was an 80s teen. Top Gun was all about flying, Kenny Loggins and the volleyball scene.

  3. Barbie1 says:

    Tom looks great for his age. Sweet photo.
    Looking good in that jacket. Can’t wait to see Top Gun 2. It’s going to be amazing. He wil have alot of success with his upcoming movies.

  4. Cinders says:

    What on earth is going on with Tom Cruise’s face? Is it fillers? The whole structure looks different.

    • Liz Version 700 says:

      Yeah, his plastic surgery is usually more subtle. Has Scientology taken so much of his $$ that he has to use second tier surgeons now he looks like Tom Cruise’s second cousin

      • Deanne says:

        Maybe some of his Sea .Org slave labourers were hatted (trained) to do his face tweaking for him. They do everything else for him. Why not plastic surgery? Maybe a good long stint in the RPF is in order to improve their skills. All he doesn’t now is vanity project after vanity project. He’s convinced himself he’s not aging even though everyone else can see it. Considering Scientology is completely anti-gay and homophobic to the point where being gay is the lowest human form you can take, I’m surprised Lady Gaga would be besties with him. Hollywood and fellow celebrities give this abusive cult member way too much of a pass.

  5. Tiffany:) says:

    I haven’t seen this trailer, but the first one that came out pretty much guaranteed that I’ll go see it. The incredible images of the jets flying through the mountains was just mind blowing. Technology has increased so much both with jets and with camera technology, I think it’s going to be really amazing, visually speaking. My bf wanted to be a pilot after he saw the original film, so I think his nostalgia is also rubbing off on me.

  6. olliesmom says:

    I am the same age as you are, Tom Cruise, and you don’t have any of us fooled. We all know exactly how old you are. Please stop messing with your face and age naturally with the rest of us.

  7. Julia K says:

    I saw a you tube video of Lady Gaga singing minus orchestra and back up singers, just her singing into the mic. The intent was to humiliate her by withdrawing her backups. It backfired. She has a seriously awesome voice. How many other singers today could stand up to that? So impressed ever since.

    • outoftheshadows says:

      Yes, she has the pipes for real. I’m honking for Lady Gaga content here. She even makes Tom Cruise seem palatable. Sort of.

  8. Digital Unicorn says:

    I like the song – not one of her best but it grew on me the more I listened to it and it fits the film.

    I think I’ll wait till it streams somewhere to see it – its pretty much Cruises latest mid life crisis movie where he’s trying to relive/recapture the success of the original.

  9. Noo says:

    What is happening for the first 10 seconds of the song? It sounds like minecraft sheep bleating… Doesn’t seem to relate to the rest of the song which is alright. Would love to see mother monster sing it live!

    Does anyone else hear that weird distortion it seems intentional but also totally pointless.

  10. TeeMajor says:

    Toms face is different as usual and his hair looks like he just jumped off of a moving plane or something. LOL! he is hilarious to me—short and refuses to age.

  11. Lila says:

    I like the song and I will probably see the movie. Sigh. I’m easy.

  12. Hereforthegossip says:

    You know what 80s tinged Gaga song would have been PERFECT for the Top Gun reboot? The Edge of Glory!!!!!!

  13. Celebitchy4eva says:

    I’m disgusted by the Lady Gaga love for Tom Cruise. Gross and now I have no respect for her.

  14. msd says:

    He looks more and more like a chipmunk each year. It’s getting super weird now.

    I won’t pay to see the movie as the money will go to propping up the abusive CO$ cult and it’s also a glorified military recruitment video.

    Song is super cheesy 80s … which I actually like, lol. Unoriginal but it’s a definite ear worm.