Apr 27, 2022

Lady Gaga Announces Top Gun's Theme Song: 'Hold My Hand'

Lady Gaga Announces Top Gun's Soundtrack: 'Hold My Hand'

Lady Gaga is getting ready to release her Top Gun: Maverick theme song titled ''Hold My Hand,'' the original song both written and recorded by Lady Gaga from the soundtrack to the 2022 action drama film starring Tom Cruise, which is set to be released on May 3rd.

On April 25th, Gaga took to social media to announce the new exciting project by teasing lyrics from the song, writing, “Hold my hand everything will be OK I heard from the heavens that clouds have been grey” she tweeted. She later wrote, “Pull me close wrap me in your aching arms I see that you’re hurtin’” and “Why’d you take so long to tell me you need me.”

Two days later, she formally announced that the song would be released on May 3rd, 2022. She stated:

“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. I’ve been working on it for years, perfecting it, trying to make it ours. 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. I’m so grateful to Tom and Hans and Joe for this opportunity—and it’s been a beautiful experience working with them. Me, BloodPop, Ben Rice, and everyone else who worked on it with us are so excited to share it with you. This song is a love letter to the world during and after a very hard time. I’ve wanted you to hear it for so long. And I’m so excited to give it to you on May 3. ‘Hold My Hand.’”

Top Gun: Maverick is the newest installment starring Hollywood A-list actor Tom Cruise, who is reprising his role from the original film. The movie will feature a shortened cut of the song.  ''Hold My Hand'' follows the massive success of A Star Is Born's ''Shallow'' by Lady Gaga featuring Bradley Cooper, which won Lady Gaga her first Oscar award for Best Original Song.  

Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on May 27, 2022. You can pre-save the song here.