Crockett's Theme (3:32)

Cover of Escape From Television

From Escape From Television and 64 other releases

“Crockett’s Theme” was a song written for the hit NBC series Miami Vice, from the episode “Calderone’s Return” when Sonny Crockett is walking with his wife Caroline and his son Billy. Originally composed by Jan Hammer, this song is an example of the instrumental hits popular during the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s.

Chart performance

Although not a big success in the US, the song was a smash hit in the UK, reaching #2 in the singles chart there. It was not originally called “Crockett’s Theme”, but its success led Jan Hammer to feature a full song-length version on his 1987 album Escape From Television.

Other Uses

During the early 1990s it featured in a series of adverts for National Westminster Bank in the United Kingdom.

The instrumental song was also featured on the video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, on the fictional radio station, Emotion 98.3


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  • uh3

    ..der Hammer...!!!!

    8 May 8:20am Reply
  • b5stewa

    Something's going down Rico...

    5 May 12:56am Reply
  • m-saIami

    More than a piece of the soundtrack, this should have been in the origin point of the creation of Vice City... Miami used to be cool...

    6 Apr 4:20pm Reply
  • zephirlp

    So Sad and Beautiful. Thank's GTA: Vice City. ♥

    6 Apr 12:38am Reply
  • steamboat58

    Thanks Pete

    20 Mar 3:38am Reply
  • Stefanszz

    Pure bliss.

    17 Mar 2:49pm Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    I love this song! ;-))) Thanks Pete

    14 Mar 2:53pm Reply
  • jetgar


    14 Mar 9:13am Reply
  • ShockWave3124

    Best tv theme ever!

    9 Mar 7:44am Reply
  • Zittyyy

    great track :-))

    8 Mar 9:37am Reply
  • silversurfer250

    Although not a big success in the United States, the song was a smash hit in the UK, reaching #2 in the singles chart there. It was a #1 in the Netherlands for 4 weeks. It was not originally called "Crockett's Theme", but its success led Jan Hammer to feature the original version on his 1987 album Escape from Television.

    15 Feb 4:57pm Reply
  • avinash


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  • splimp

    fuck yeah

    2 Feb 5:56pm Reply
  • jes2cool

    Ahhhh, fast expensive cars, 5 o'clock shadow, a fashionably wrinkled linen suit, unbearably hot & loose women peoples galore. And the cherry to top it all: An array of very large caliber firearms with endless amounts of ammo for stopping the baddest of bad guys in under 60 minutes. Ahh, the memories. THE ultimate fantasy of every guy in the midst of a mid-life crisis....(or so my Dad told me)

    29 Jan 10:41pm Reply
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  • Sky90po

    Faltermeyer and Hammer and Moroder are 80's kings!!!

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    one of the most recognizable themes ever written

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • threestarsmash

    Never watched the show, never played the game, but this song makes me want to time travel back to the '80s even more than "Power of Love." What a perfect mood.

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
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