LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Edgar Wright attends the BFI London Film Festival Luminous Gala at The Londoner Hotel on September 29, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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You Have Edgar Wright To Thank For One Of Top Gun: Maverick's Best Needle-Drops
Whether it's the choreographed fight scene set to Queen's “Don't Stop Me Now” in “Shaun of the Dead” or basically the entirety of “Baby Driver,” Edgar Wright has always featured loads of music through his entire filmography in incredibly creative ways. So, when “Top Gun: Maverick” producer Christopher McQuarrie needed help to pick songs for the movie, Wright was his guy.
Wright recalled how he was approached, saying, “I first watched [it] in 2020 [...] and it was pretty much the film that got released, minus the Lady Gaga song. And in terms of the Foghat thing, they needed a song.” He continued, “Chris McQuarrie [said], 'Hey, we need a new song for the bar scene in ‘Top Gun: Maverick." [...] And it was like, [...] I think I still have that playlist on Spotify; it was 'Maverick Bar.’”
Not only does the hard rocking sound of "Slow Ride" by Foghat fit perfectly with Glen Powell's Hangman’s whole vibe and act as perfect underscoring for his passive aggressive confrontation with Miles Teller's Rooster, but it also makes sense as a song that would be in this jukebox which has been around for decades. Now, Edgar, please share
your "Maverick Bar" playlist.