Rock by Day/Roll by Night
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
Did Not Chart
Year Released
A New Beginning
Eugene Smith
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
During Phil's party
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"Rock by Day/Roll by Night" is a song performed by Eugene Smith, recorded exclusively for Miami Vice in 1986. It was later released on Smith's album A New Beginning. It appeared in the episode "Phil the Shill".


  • The song is the only track written recorded exclusively for the show that has been released on an album other than one of the series' official soundtracks -- it was included on Eugene Smith's album A New Beginning, released the year after the song appeared in Miami Vice.
  • Eugene Smith's father, Al Lucas, performed with Duke Ellington and James Brown. Smith has performed with B.B. King and Gordon Lightfoot.