BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #583: ‘MIAMI VICE THEME’- JAN HAMMER -NOVEMBER 9, 1985

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Billboard #1 Hits: #583: ‘Miami Vice Theme’- Jan Hammer. November 9, 1985. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Miami Vice Theme’- Jan Hammer
  • Record Company- MCA
  • Genre: Instrumental
  • Written by Jan Hammer
  • Time: 2:26
  • Album- Miami Vice Soundtrack
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #5 in UK Singles Chart.

Well instead of being a #1 hit from a movie soundtrack- we have one from a television show. This would be the last instrumental to go to #1 – until 2013 when ‘Harlem Shake’ by Baauer went to the top. This was Jan Hammer’s only hit. Hammer was born in 1948 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Never cared for Miami Vice- style over substance.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #583: ‘MIAMI VICE THEME’- JAN HAMMER -NOVEMBER 9, 1985

  1. I remember both the show and soundtrack well. I had the soundtrack via cassette tape. However, I bought it because of the song, “Smuggler’s Blues” by Glenn Frye! Now that was an awesome song! Thank you for posting and taking me back to much better times! 🙂

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