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.