Lady Gaga Top Gun Song

The pop star Lady Gaga has just revealed that she has a new song called “Hold My Hand” in the upcoming movie Top Gun: Maverick, which stars Tom Cruise and is set to be released on May 27. 

‘I’ve Been Working On It For Years’

“When I wrote this song for Top Gun: Maverick, I didn’t even realize the multiple layers it spanned across the film’s heart, my own psyche, and the nature of the world we’ve been living in,” Gaga wrote on social media. 

“I’ve been working on it for years, perfecting it, trying to make it ours,” she continued. “I wanted to make music into a song where we share our deep need to both be understood and try to understand each other – a longing to be close when we feel so far away and an ability to celebrate life’s heroes. (sic)”

‘This Song Is A Love Letter To The World’

“This song is a love letter to the world during and after a very hard time,” she concluded. “I’ve wanted you to hear it for so long. And I’m so excited to give it to you on May 3.”

Sources say that there is already speculation that the song will win the Best Original Song Oscar at the 2023 Academy Awards.

“‘Hold My Hand’ is Gaga at her best. It was due out at the end of this month but bosses pushed the release back slightly. The video was finished a while ago,” a source told KPVI. “I wouldn’t be surprised if, come next year, Gaga has got herself another Best Original Song nod from the Academy.”

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Gaga has already won an Oscar for Best Original Song with her song “Shallow” from the 2019 hit movie A Star Is Born, in which she starred with Bradley Cooper. Gaga was also nominated for Best Actress for her work in the film, but she did not take home the trophy, losing out to Olivia Colman for her work in The Favourite

‘I’m So Grateful To Tom’

The New York Post reported that Top Gun: Maverick stars Cruise alongside Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, and more, and it will also feature music from the renowned composer Hans Zimmer. It’s a sequel to the original Top Gun, which was released in 1986 and is still beloved to this day.

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Check out a trailer for the film below.

“I’m so grateful to Tom and Hans and Joe for this opportunity — and it’s been a beautiful experience working with them,” Gaga said of her song. “Me, BloodPop, Ben Rice, and everyone else who worked on it with us are so excited to share it with you.”


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We can’t wait to hear Gaga’s new song when it drops next week, and to see Top Gun: Maverick when it premieres next month!