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Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Music "Miami Vice Theme..."

 I decided to go with "Miami Vice" I remember the series with Sonny Crockett and Tubbs chasing bad guys in Miami using all the high end cars and boats.  The soundtracks and music were all over the charts for the next few years.   I really enjoyed the series and even now one of my all time favorite video games is "Grand Theft Auto...Vice City"   Something about the music and times, that were the 80's, there will be no other time like them.

The musical piece "Miami Vice Theme" was created and performed by Jan Hammer as the theme to the television series Miami Vice. It was first presented as part of the television broadcast of the show in September 1984 and released as a single in 1985, peaking at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It is the last instrumental to have topped the chart to date. It also peaked at number 5 in the UK, and number 4 in Canada. In 1986, it won Grammy Awards for "Best Instrumental Composition" and "Best Pop Instrumental Performance." This song, along with Glenn Frey's number-two hit "You Belong to the City", put the Miami Vice soundtrack on the top of the U.S. album chart for eleven weeks in 1985, making it the most successful TV soundtrack of all time until 2006 when Disney Channel's High School Musical beat its record.
     The music video of the theme is a mini-episode of the TV series with Hammer as a fugitive on the run from James "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs. Throughout majority of the video, Hammer performs the theme in front of a projector screen playing footage from the TV series - including scenes of the Vice duo chasing him. In the end of the video, he boards a helicopter and escapes from Crockett's sight.

1 comment:

  1. Good memories on that one! I was stationed in Florida at that time, and in and out of Homestead and Key West a lot... :-)


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