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Miami Vice


Top Chart Position (Top 200)
1 (November 2-December 20, 1985, December 28, 1985-January 24, 1986, 11 weeks)
Year Released
RIAA Certification
4x Platinum
Preceded By
Followed By

Miami Vice is a 1985 soundtrack album containing music from the television series Miami Vice. It was the first of three soundtrack compilations relating to the show, containing a selection of popular and score music taken from season 1 and season 2 of the show.

When released, the album enjoyed huge success, bolstered by the "Miami Vice Theme" and "You Belong to the City" singles, which reached #1 and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. The album spent 11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, a record for a TV soundtrack that still stands. It was also the biggest selling TV soundtrack until High School Musical broke that record in 2006. Due to the album's immense success, it was followed by Miami Vice II in 1986 and Miami Vice III in 1988.


Track Listing

Track Title Artist Time Notes/(First) Appears
1 "Miami Vice Theme" Jan Hammer 0:59 Opening of every episode
2 "Smuggler's Blues" Glenn Frey 3:45 "Smuggler's Blues"
3 "Own the Night" Chaka Khan 4:50 "Buddies"
4 "You Belong to the City" Glenn Frey 5:30 "The Prodigal Son"
5 "In the Air Tonight" Phil Collins 5:29 "Brother's Keeper"
6 "Miami Vice" Jan Hammer 2:26 Single version; never appeared on the show
7 "Vice" Grandmaster Melle Mel 5:00 "Whatever Works"
8 "Better Be Good to Me" Tina Turner 5:12 "Give a Little, Take a Little"
9 "Flashback" Jan Hammer 3:19 "Brother's Keeper"
10 "Chase" Jan Hammer 2:36 "Brother's Keeper"
11 "Evan" Jan Hammer 3:05 "Evan"