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Beverly Hills Cop: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack

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Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 8-APR-1985

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. New Attitude - Patti Labelle
  2. Don't Get Stopped In Beverly hills - Shalamar
  3. Do You Really (Want My Love?) - Junior
  4. Emergency - Rockie Robbins
  5. Neutron Dance - The Pointer Sisters
  6. The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey
  7. Gratitude - Danny Elfman
  8. Stir It Up - Patti Labelle
  9. Rock 'N Roll Me Again - The System
  10. Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer


Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 8, 1985)
  • Original Release Date: December 5, 1984
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: MCA Records
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002O1V
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,757 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is one of the best soundtrack albums to come out of the 80s. Many a good song on this collection, the best ones are highlighted below -

1. Neutron Dance by Pointer Sisters. Fantastic piece of electro-pop used in the truck chase at the beginning of the movie.

2. New Attitude & Stir It Up by Patti LaBelle. These songs are probably Patti's finest work.

3. The Heat Is On by Glenn Frey - fantastic sax solo and infectious chorus makes this song one of the best from the 80s.

4. Rock and Roll Me Again by The System. Remember the System? (Don't Disturb This Groove) This song wasn't in the movie but it's still a good catchy pop tune.

The only reason this soundtrack doesn't get 5 stars from me is because it's missing "Nasty Girl" by Vanity 6. However, it remains just as good without it. If you can, try and pick up an early copy of this album which includes a song by the late great Rick James (Can't Stop) which was originally going to be used for the strip bar scene in the movie.
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I can't believe that's Danny Elfman! But still that's just one of the great songs on this soundtrack. You have Patti LaBelle stiring it up, and with "New Attitude". We have Harold Faltermeyer with his famous "Axel F", the best instrumental track I've ever heard. I also like Glen Frey's "The Heat Is On", I just love the lyrics to that song. I can't think of too many movies that have better soundtracks than this
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Just about every song on this album was a hit when the movie came out. Years later, I got an itch to finally replace my cassette so I could hear all these great songs again, and the only way to do it was to buy a real CD--no MP3 album? How quaint! How far we've come from the days when a CD was the most amazing way to hear music.

Which brings us to the music. We have Patti LaBelle's "New Attitude" kicking off the music nicely. She comes back later with the energetic '"Stir It Up", and in between, the Pointer Sisters' "Neutron Dance" was the song that seemed to run all summer long back when this album came out. "Gratitude" by Danny Elfman was my first exposure to that delightfully quirky voice (and who knew back then what a great composer he would become?)--it led me to Oingo Boingo's excellent album "Dead Man's Party." Glenn Frey is also solo from The Eagles, doing "The Heat Is On", complete with classic '80s keyboards and sax, and that song also got tons of play back in the day. Probably very few people remember Shalamar, but their song here, "Don't Get Stopped in Beverly Hills", couldn't compare to their hit "Dancing in the Sheets". "Rock n' Roll Me Again" has classic '80s guitar notes, but like "Emergency" by Rockie Robbins, just fails to stand out.

So here's some trivia for you: this isn't the first release of the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack! I bought my cassette the week it was released and that release was recalled. There was a Rick James track named "BHC (I Can't Stop)" that was pulled and replaced with "Emergency". Sad, but I'm also sorry to say that even if you're a Rick James fan you probably wouldn't be blown away by his original song either.

If you loved Beverly Hills Cop or just want to grab one of the most memorable '80s pop movie soundtracks, this soundtrack makes a great pick.
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If the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack epitomized the apex of disco music, Beverly Hills Cop filled that same function in British-style electropop and synth-funk. The genre became the window-frame for acts of all kind, soul and rock artists gone solo. The question therefore is, does it succeed in being engaging despite having the same kind of sound? The answer is yes.
Patti LaBelle's solo viability continued with two songs. "New Attitude" embodies the energetic British New Wave electropop a la Flock of Seagulls, complete with synths, more than the soul she was known for during her LaBelle days. "Stir It Up" is another song in that mode, with that cool bass synth keyboard, and energy that rivals Phil Collins' rendition of "You Can't Hurry Love."
Shalamar's "Don't Get Stopped In Beverly Hills" makes this the second big soundtrack collaboration, the other being Footloose's "Dancing In The Sheets," also released in 1984.
"Emergency" by Rockie Robbins is a standout with amplified drums and pulsing synths. The Top Ten "Neutron Dance," later to turn up on the Pointer Sisters' breakthrough Break Out album, is more electropop than soul, and is representative of how in the 1980's, selected hits helped sell this soundtrack and boost popularity for the movie.
I wonder how many Eagles fans wanted to bop Glenn Frey after hearing "The Heat Is On." More pop than the country-rock his bandmates did, that's for sure. I couldn't get enough of that energetic number, with that catchy chorus and that accompanying wailing sax. This was produced by Keith Forsey of Billy Idol fame and Harold Faltermeyer, who has a key number here.
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My brother and I saw Beverly Hills Cop at the movies when I was 7 and my brother was 10. The next summer for my 8th birthday I got the Soundtrack at a party for me at Chuck E. Cheese's! Man was I happy. Now, 20 years later I'm buying the Soudtrack on CD. It's a pretty good Soundtrack. The Patti LaBelle songs are good, and I'm a big Glenn Frey fan, although "The Heat Is On" is no Eagles. The only downfall is the omission of the song "Nasty Girl" by Prince protege Vanity 6. Oh well, it's still a pretty good soundtrack. For me the Soundtrack brings back memories of my youth. A very impressionable movie for a 7 year old, and the music made an impression too.
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