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Self Control


Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
4 (June 30, 1984, two weeks)
Year Released
Self Control
Giancarlo Bigazzi, Steve Piccolo, Raffaele Riefoli
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Played by house band at McCarthy's party
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"Self Control" is a song by Laura Branigan, featured on the album Self Control in 1984 and released as a single that year. It is a cover of the song of the same name by Italian singer Raf, originally released on the 1984 album Raf. A cover version of the song performed by an unidentified house band appeared in the Miami Vice episode "The Great McCarthy".


  • This was Branigan's final Top 10 hit, after which she only hit the Top 40 three other times before her early death in 2004.
  • The song is one of several featured in Miami Vice that was later included in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which was heavily inspired by the show. The song appears on the fictional in-game radio station Flash FM, and was also used in the game's 10th anniversary trailer.

Laura Branigan - Self Control (VIDEOCLIP COMPLETE)

Video to "Self Control"