Beverly Hills Cop (soundtrack)

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Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack album cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedDecember 1984 (1984-12)
Genre
Length39:14
LabelMCA
ProducerVarious artists
Singles from Beverly Hills Cop
  1. "New Attitude"
    Released: December 1984
  2. "The Heat Is On"
    Released: 1984
  3. "Stir It Up"
    Released: June 16, 1985
  4. "Axel F"
    Released: March 18, 1985 (UK)
    December 5, 1984 (US)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Beverly Hills Cop is the soundtrack to the 1984 action comedy film Beverly Hills Cop. It was released in December 1984 by MCA Records.[2] The soundtrack was mastered by Greg Fulginiti and features various artists whose tracks were included in the movie plus some other tracks not included in the movie but are similar in electronic style. The instrumental title tune, "Axel F" by Harold Faltermeyer, became a worldwide hit single and has since been covered by numerous artists.

The soundtrack was reviewed by Billboard magazine in the issue dated December 15, 1984[3] and debuted on the US Billboard 200 the week ending January 12, 1985 at No. 177.[4] It hit #1 on the US Billboard 200 album chart on June 22, 1985.[5]

The soundtrack won a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media in 1986.[6]

A key song in the movie, "Nasty Girl" by Vanity 6, played during the strip club robbery scene, is not included in the soundtrack.

Track listing[edit]

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

There was another version of this soundtrack that contains "BHC (I Can't Stop)" by Rick James in place of "Emergency" by Rockie Robbins.

2016 La-La Land album[edit]

In 2016 La-La Land Records issued a limited edition album featuring Harold Faltermeyer's score and several of the songs used. The label originally planned to release it as part of a 2-disc set with the expanded Beverly Hills Cop II soundtrack, but La-La Land Records was contractually obligated to issue each album separately.[7]

  1. "Foley Finds Mikey" (1:20)
  2. "Bad Guys" (1:23)
  3. "Flowers" (0:23)
  4. "Foley Busted" (1:29)
  5. "Cops Follow Merc" (0:43)
  6. "Late Dinner/Warehouse" (2:48)
  7. "Shoot Out" (1:44)
  8. "Customs" (1:31)
  9. "The New Team" (0:40)
  10. "Chase to Harrow’s" (02:42)
  11. "Rosewood/Foley to Gallery" (0:57)
  12. "The Discovery" (2:15)
  13. "Rosewood Saves Foley/Rosewood/Foley to Mansion" (3:10)
  14. "Good Guys on Grounds" (3:14)
  15. "Foley Shoots a Bad Guy" (1:22)
  16. "Zack Shoots" (1:06)
  17. "Zack Shot" (0:54)
  18. "Maitland Shot" (0:51)
  19. "Shoot Out" (alternate ending) (1:42)
  20. "The Discovery" (alternate) (2:18)
  21. "The Discovery" (theme suite) (2:51)
  22. "Zack Shot" (alternate) (0:54)
  23. "Axel F" (album version) (3:00)
  24. "Shoot Out" (album version) 02:44)
  25. "The Heat is On" - Glenn Frey (3:45)
  26. "Neutron Dance" - The Pointer Sisters (4:12)
  27. "New Attitude" - Patti LaBelle (4:36)
  28. "Do You Really (Want My Love?)" - Junior Giscombe (3:41)
  29. "Stir It Up" - Patti LaBelle (3:36)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984/85) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[8] 20
UK Albums Chart[9] 24
US Billboard 200 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beverly Hills Cop [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] - Original Soundtrack - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  2. ^ http://americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/80s/1984/BB-1984-12-01.pdf
  3. ^ http://americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/80s/1984/BB-1984-12-15-90th.pdf
  4. ^ http://americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/80s/1985/BB-1985-01-12.pdf
  5. ^ http://americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/80s/1985/BB-1985-06-22.pdf
  6. ^ "Past Winners Search". Grammy.com. National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  7. ^ "FSM Board: LA LA LAND: BEVERLY HILLS COP I & II H FALTERMEYER". www.filmscoremonthly.com. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 283. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  9. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/search/albums/beverly%20hills%20cop/