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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): 8 - "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" "Salsa Caliente" Cuco Valoy (Meeting Trini DeSoto for the first time)
7 "Brother's Keeper" "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie (Sung by house band)
8 "Brother's Keeper" "In The Air Tonight" Phil Collins
9 "Heart of Darkness" "She's A Beauty" The Tubes
10 "Heart of Darkness" "Missing You" John Waite
11 "Heart of Darkness" "Going Under" Devo
12 "Heart of Darkness" "This Masquerade" George Benson


"Cool Runnin'"

"King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown"


Augustus Pablo

Bob Marley & the Wailers

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

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