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Kenny Loggins – Playing With The Boys (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 5th, 2012


“Playing with the Boys” is a song by American singer Kenny Loggins for the Top Gun film, and featured in the volleyball scene toward the middle of the film prior to Maverick’s (Tom Cruise) dinner date with Charlie (Kelly McGillis).

Playing with the Boys debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 16, 1986 and peaked at the #60 position.

This song was also used for many scenes in the 1990 beach volleyball Side Out film featuring C. Thomas Howell, Peter Horton and Courtney Thorne-Smith.

Playing With The Boys (Dance Mix) 6:40

Playing With The Boys (Dub Mix) 5:45

VINYL: Near Mint
SLEEVE: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1986 Playing With The Boys U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #60


Label: Columbia – 44-05940
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits:Engineer – Michael Hutchinson
Remix – Jellybean*
Written-By – Ina WolfKenny Loggins
Written-By, Producer – Peter Wolf (3)

From The Motion Picture Soundtrack “Top Gun”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

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Adobe Photoshop CS5
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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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11 Responses to “Kenny Loggins – Playing With The Boys (US 12″)”

  1. Disco D Says:

    Thanks, Paul. A forgotten gem!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dico D!


  2. Drake Says:

    Thanks , I love this music !!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake!


  3. cdmaniac Says:

    I didnt know there was a 12″!
    I love Kenny!
    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome cdmaniac 🙂


  4. ric Says:

    Those were the days in the 80s when Soundtracks were composed and compiled specially for movies…Top gun was the monster smash from 1986, before that we had Flashdance, Footloose and Beverly Hills Cop, and after that we had Dirty Dancing and Cocktail.
    Footloose is possibly my favourite 80s soundtrack.

    I’m a fan of Kenny Loggins, but what a lack of remixes! None for Footloose, Danger Zone or I’m Free. Well, at least we have this!
    Thanks Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ric I was justtalking about this with a friend of mine. Several tracks from the 80’s soundtracks that could have had great remixes “Footloose” there was never an official remix, “Danger Zone”, “I’m Free” and John Parr’s “St. Elmos Fire”. While all of these songs had 12″ singles none contained extended or remixed versions.


    ric Reply:

    oh yes! St Elmo’s Fire! we can just go on and on with all these Soundtrack classics!
    And it baffles me that they didn’t bother to make full use of that extra 5 inches of vinyl with a remix for many of these singles. If so, just release the 7″ format!


  5. Kiki Says:

    This is one of the highlights of the 80’s Soundtracks produced by Giorgio Moroder!
    There were several single taken from that Soundtrack (7 or 8 in my mind), but very few had their 12” version, So I thank you for this jewel !!!


  6. hkfriends Says:

    Great song and good mix from Jellybean^^

    Thanks Paul


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