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According to the The Heat is On Songfacts it was decided a popular artist was needed to sing this song. The Beverly Hills Cop soundrack album was on MCA Records, which Glenn Frey recently signed with. MCA asked several of their male rock singers to audition for the lead vocal for the song. At first Frey thought this wasn't something "rock stars" did, but he decided to go along, just for fun, never thinking they'd pick him. Co-writer Harold Faltermeyer… read more

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  • Avatar for missbene
    Childhood memories. This song makes me happy!
  • Avatar for dogboner2001
    @IRSARGE, "Beverly Hills Cop", 1984
  • Avatar for Gaby_Cafe
    And now Glenn Frey's Heat is On for the second time? Is my library that small?
  • Avatar for eyaj
    ....Miami Vice all over again.....
  • Avatar for IRSARGE
    good movie in 80's ( name ?)
  • Avatar for tripodthunder
    Interesting bio background on the song!
  • Avatar for staybeautiful12
    I had absolutely no idea this was Glenn Frey...
  • Avatar for msippigirl
    The Rockin' 80s are still rockin'!!!!
  • Avatar for mdavery
    My truck. Here's $50. Put it next to a limo.
  • Avatar for ken23z
    i know how it feels, love it when the music's beat turns up the heat

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