Pump Up The Volume
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
13 (February 20, 1988, three weeks)
Year Released
Steve Young, Martyn Young
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Opening when Cinder streetwalking
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"Pump Up The Volume" is a song performed by M/A/R/R/S, recorded in 1987. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Baseballs of Death".


  • The song is actually a group of song samples (commonplace today in most Hip Hop music) strung together. The record was a hit in the UK, reaching #1, and in the US, where it hit #1 on Billboard's Dance Chart and #13 on the Hot 100. The song brought UK "house music" to popular culture and many "sound-alike" songs followed.
  • Due to so many legal issues involving this song, M/A/R/R/S never recorded another single or album again.
  • The single reached its Hot 100 peak the same week "Baseballs of Death" aired.
  • Some of the songs sampled include such US rap/R&B groups as Eric B. and Rakim, Kool & The Gang, Public Enemy and Run-D.M.C..


M A R R S04:08

M A R R S. - Pump Up The Volume

Video of "Pump Up The Volume"

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