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Life Is a Rat Race
Featured in Episode
Artist(s)
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
Did Not Chart
Year Released
1985
Album
NONE
Writer(s)
Phil Collins
RIAA Certification
NONE
Sequence song appears
Switek plays Rat Race and over end credits
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"Life Is a Rat Race" is a song by Phil Collins, recorded exclusively for Miami Vice in 1985. It appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Phil the Shill".

Notes

  • "Life Is a Rat Race" is a reworking of the song "The Man with the Horn," a rare B-side from Collins' hit single "One More Night" (recorded during the No Jacket Required sessions), reworked specifically as a tune for this episode. Other than its use in the show, the song has not appeared on any album or as a single, making it one of the few Miami Vice songs never to see a release in any form outside of the episode in which it was used.
  • The song is played over the closing credits of the episode, one of only three times in the series a song other than the "Miami Vice Theme" plays over the credits -- the others .
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