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Vision Quest Soundtrack
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Ferguson gambling at dog and horse tracks
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"Gambler" is a song performed by Madonna, appearing on the Vision Quest Soundtrack, recorded in 1985. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "The Fix".


  • The version of the song used in the series is the "Instrumental Remix", originally included as the B-side of the 12" single. As its name suggests, it is devoid of most of the usual lyrics.
  • "Gambler" was included on the Vision Quest movie soundtrack but not released in the United States as a single, due to Madonna having multiple songs from her Like A Virgin album as well as her other song from the movie, "Crazy For You" out at the same time. It reached the Top 5 in the United Kingdom.
  • The song was released later as the B-side to "Crazy For You" as a re-release 45 and cassette single.
  • Another song that appears both in Miami Vice and Vision Quest is "Lunatic Fringe" by Red Rider.
  • Despite Madonna's huge success in music then (and now), this was her only song to appear on Miami Vice.
Gambler - Madonna03:34

Gambler - Madonna

Video to "Gambler"

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