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Season 1 of Miami Vice introduced the show's trademark style of highlighting important scenes with music, and featured 62 unique songs during the course of its 22 episodes. Most of the music is light, popular fare, comparable to the overall light tone of the season.


  • Several songs are performed 'live' by a house band covering another musician's work; this would be the only season where that occurred, as later it became common practice for the original artist to make a live appearance.
  • Season 1 is the only season of Miami Vice that does not feature any music written/recorded exclusively for the show (not counting the house band performances mentioned above).
  • Most songs used in an episode (two-hour): 7 - "Brother's Keeper"
  • Most songs used in an episode (one-hour): 4 - "Heart of Darkness", "The Great McCarthy", "Nobody Lives Forever"
  • Least songs used in an episode: 1 - "Golden Triangle (Part I)", "The Home Invaders"
  • Most songs by the same artist: 2 - numerous artists


Number Episode Title Artist
1 "Brother's Keeper" "Miss You" The Rolling Stones
2 "Brother's Keeper" "Body Talk" The Deele
3 "Brother's Keeper" "Somebody's Watching Me" Rockwell
4 "Brother's Keeper" "Only In Miami" Bette Midler (Sung by house band)
5 "Brother's Keeper" "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" Cyndi Lauper
6 "Brother's Keeper" "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie (Sung by house band)
7 "Brother's Keeper" "In The Air Tonight" Phil Collins
8 "Heart of Darkness" "She's A Beauty" The Tubes
9 "Heart of Darkness" "Missing You" John Waite
10 "Heart of Darkness" "Going Under" Devo
11 "Heart of Darkness" "This Masquerade" George Benson


"Cool Runnin'"

"King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown"


Augustus Pablo

Bob Marley & the Wailers

13 "Calderone's Return (Part I)" "I'm So Excited" The Pointer Sisters
14 "Calderone's Return (Part I)" "Tush" ZZ Top
15 "Calderone's Return (Part I)" "In The Night" Russ Ballard
16 "Calderone's Return (Part II)" "Voices" Russ Ballard
17 "Calderone's Return (Part II)" "What's Love Got To Do With It" Tina Turner
18 "One Eyed Jack" "New Girl Now" Honeymoon Suite
19 "One Eyed Jack" "Wonderful Tonight" Eric Clapton
20 "One Eyed Jack" "Jump (For My Love)" The Pointer Sisters
21 "No Exit" "Stay With Me" Teddy Pendergrass
22 "No Exit" "I Don't Care Anymore" Phil Collins
23 "The Great McCarthy" "Go Insane" Lindsey Buckingham
24 "The Great McCarthy" "Some Guys Have All The Luck" Rod Stewart (Sung by house band)
25 "The Great McCarthy" "Self Control" Laura Branigan (Sung by house band)
26 "The Great McCarthy" "Born To Be Wild" Steppenwolf
27 "Glades" "We Got To Get Out Of This Place" The Animals
28 "Glades" "I Send A Message" INXS
29 "Glades" "Girls With Guns" Tommy Shaw
30 "Give A Little, Take A Little" "Better Be Good To Me" Tina Turner
31 "Give A Little, Take A Little" "You Want More" Etta James
32 "Give A Little, Take A Little" "Today's A Beginning" Brian Ray
33 "Little Prince " "Relax" Frankie Goes To Hollywood
34 "Little Prince" "Tiny Demons" Todd Rundgren
35 "Little Prince" "Turn Up The Radio" Autograph
36 "Milk Run" "Legs" ZZ Top
37 "Milk Run" "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" Pat Benatar
38 "Golden Triangle (Part I)" "Great Balls Of Fire" Dolly Parton
39 "Golden Triangle (Part II)" "Catch The Wind" The Blues Project
40 "Golden Triangle (Part II)" "Poison Ivy" The Coasters
41 "Golden Triangle (Part II)" "Mr. Lee" The Bobbettes
42 "Smuggler's Blues" "Lunatic Fringe" Red Rider
43 "Smuggler's Blues" "Smuggler's Blues" Glenn Frey
44 "Rites of Passage" "Come To Poppa" Bob Seger
45 "Rites Of Passage" "Change Your Ways" Rockwell
46 "Rites Of Passage" "I Want To Know What Love Is" Foreigner
47 "The Maze" "Renegades Of Funk" Afrika Bambaataa
48 "The Maze" "Livin' The Book Of My Life" Philip Michael Thomas
49 "The Maze" "Tea In The Sahara" The Police
50 "Made For Each Other" "(Money) That's What I Want" Barrett Strong
51 "Made For Each Other" "Rubberneckin'" Elvis Presley
52 "Made For Each Other" "Treat Me Nice" Elvis Presley
53 "The Home Invaders" "The Glamorous Life" Sheila E.
54 "Nobody Lives Forever" "Bad To The Bone" George Thorogood and The Destroyers
55 "Nobody Lives Forever" "New Love" Glenn Frey
56 "Nobody Lives Forever" "Green Onions" Booker T. & The MG's
57 "Nobody Lives Forever" "Heartbeat" Red 7
58 "Evan" "The Rhythm of the Heat" Peter Gabriel
59 "Evan" "You Only Left Your Picture" Fashion
60 "Evan" "Biko" Peter Gabriel
61 "Lombard" "My Boy Lollipop" Millie Small
62 "Lombard" "Wire" U2

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