Season 2 of Miami Vice featured 96 songs during the course of its 22 episodes, although "Bass and Trouble" by Sly and Robbie appears twice, reducing the count of unique tracks to 95 (still by far the most of any season of the show).
As with season 1, the majority of the music featured is light pop, although a greater number of darker, more sombre tracks are used where appropriate. The first season's reliance on hit singles is scaled back, with a greater number of more obscure album tracks featured, while the amount of Latin music heard in the previous season is also reduced, in favor of more mainstream pop music.
- Glenn Frey's "You Belong to the City", Grandmaster Melle Mel's "Vice", Cleavant Derricks' "Love Is for Sale", Chaka Khan's "Own the Night", Karla Bonoff's "Cold Wind Blows", Phil Collins' "Life Is a Rat Race", Eugene Smith's "Rock by Day/Roll by Night" and Jim Gilstrap's "The Water's Too Deep" were written exclusively for season 2 of the show. Season 2 featured by far the most original music of any season of the series.
- Six of the tracks were performed live by the artists themselves, the most of any Vice season.
- Most songs used in an episode (two-hour): 14 - "The Prodigal Son"
- Most songs used in an episode (one-hour): 8 - "Back in the World"
- Least songs used in an episode: 1 - "French Twist"
- Average number of songs per episode: 4.36
- Most songs by the same artist: 8 - The Doors, all in "Back in the World"