July 23, 2024

Featuring Glenn Frey’s “The Heat Is On,” the “Beverly Hills Cop” soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 for two weeks. 

Frey was the only Rock-oriented performer on the soundtrack which included Patti LaBelle (“New Attitude:), Pointer Sisters (“Neutron Dance”) and Harold Faltermeyer (“Axel F”). It won a Grammy Award in ’86 for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. 

Released in ’84, the buddy cop-comedy-action-film starred Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit detective who visits Beverly Hills, to solve the murder of his best friend. The film shot Murphy to international stardom.


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