Mercury Blues
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
Did Not Chart
Year Released
El Rayo-X
K. C. Douglas & Robert Geddins
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Pre-race scenes
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"Mercury Blues" is a song performed by David Lindley, appearing on the album El Rayo-X, recorded in 1981. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Florence Italy".


  • "Mercury Blues" was originally written in 1949, artists that have covered the song include Steve Miller Band, Meat Loaf, Dwight Yoakam and Alan Jackson. Jackson's version was used in a Ford truck commercial in the early 2000s (though the refrain was changed to "gonna buy me a Ford truck and cruise up and down the road".
  • Jackson Browne provided backup vocals for the song.

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