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Wayback Wednesday: Miami Vice takes over the world

If you grew up in the 80's or were already an adult, you probably watched at least one episode of the hit TV show Miami Vice.

But "Vice" wasn't just a TV show. Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas became fashion icons and the music featured on the show's many musical montages (often with the heroes driving a Ferrari aimlessly through the streets of Miami) became hits.

On this date in 1985 the Miami Vice soundtrack began its 11 week run at the top of the pop charts in the United States. Pastel t-shirts and linen suit jackets in every department store in America were just around the corner.

Here's the album's track list:

1. "The Original Miami Vice Theme" Jan Hammer
2. "Smuggler's Blues" Glenn Frey
3. "Own the Night" Chaka Khan
4. "You Belong to the City" Glenn Frey
5. "In the Air Tonight" Phil Collins
6. "Miami Vice (Instrumental)" Jan Hammer
7. "Vice" Melle Mel
8. "Better Be Good to Me" Tina Turner
9. "Flashback (Instrumental)" Jan Hammer
10. "Chase (Instrumental)" Jan Hammer
11. "Evan (Instrumental)" Jan Hammer

Here's one of the more memorable montage scenes:

The show made it through 112 episodes over five seasons. Both Johnson and Thomas released solo albums during its run.

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Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›