Beverly Hills Cop was a massive hit in 1984 and the soundtrack was also just as big, winning a Grammy for Best Score/Soundtrack and becoming a #1 album in July of 84. We’ve previously featured the main theme, Axel F, when going over some of the incredible work by composer Harold Faltermeyer but there were a ton of other songs on the soundtrack. The other massive hit besides Axel F was “The Heat is On” by Glenn Frey (not Kenny Loggins as many people believe), which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the Mainstream Rock charts. Patti Labelle also contributed two songs to the soundtrack, New Attitude and Stir It Up, and it helped her transition to more pop hits from soul/R&B. The Pointer Sisters were also on the soundtrack with Neutron Dance, a song that was originally written for Streets of Fire but it was taken over to Beverly Hills Cop. Check out all four of these songs below.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.