||From the Vault...
"Beverly Hills Cop"
© MCA Records
Year of Release: 1984
Don't Get Stopped
In Beverly Hills--
Do You Really
(Want My Love)--
The Heat Is On--
Stir It Up--
Rock 'N Roll Me Again--
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"Beverly Hills Cop"
Great movie -- Great Soundtrack...
The Eddie Murphy comedy Beverly Hills Cop (the first one) was a huge
smash on the big screen, and there were quite a few songs from its soundtrack
that are easy-to-remember well-known songs: Patti LaBelle's "New Attitude,"
The Pointer Sisters' "Neutron Dance," Glenn Frey's "The Heat Is On"
and the instrumental "Axel F" by Harold Faltameyer. All these songs
should be no strangers to those familar with the movie and music of the 1980s.
Yet the other songs do have their moments as well -- Shalamar's "Don't
Get Stopped In Beverly Hills" definitely has the '80s pop/dance style, and
it easily fits being a song included for a soundtrack. Junior's "Do You
Really (Want My Love)" is a great song to dance to, fans of Prince may
enjoy Rockie Robbin's "Emergency."
Danny Elfman's "Gratitude"maybe the least listened to, but it has a
sound like The Cure (vocal wise), yet it has a more pop/dance sound, as compared
to the songs fitting on this soundtrack. Patti LaBelle's "Stir It Up"
also matches the pop/dance style, where The System's "Rock 'N Roll Me
Again" has a more soundtrack sound, easily fitted for such a movie soundtrack,
with the common pop/dance sound from the 1980s.
Truly defining the music of the mid to late 1980s, Beverly Hills Cop
captures the core of modern dance music at its time. Dance clubs can easily
use the music from this soundtrack 20+ years later, as it should get easy nods
of approval from its floor dancers. The music is as energetic as its movie,
its a good memory flashback to how good the music of the 1980s was, well to
those who enjoyed it, anyway.
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