How many times have these guys pulled this act before? Is it just a Maverick-Goose thing, or is this something they teach you in flight school? All those other dudes in the bar seem to be completely familiar with the stunt. Is this the pick-up-a-lady-in-a-bar version of “Happy Birthday” at a restaurant? It doesn’t matter. Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards’ rendition of “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” (sung charmingly off-key) inadvertently softened the U.S. for the rise of karaoke bars the following decade. Let’s all be grateful for that.
(Also, on a personal note: I’ve attended a wedding in which the men in attendance were made to serenade the bride with this song. A wonderfully romantic gesture, but the lyrics are not 100% wedding appropriate.)