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Season 1 of Miami Vice introduced the show's trademark style of highlighting important scenes with music, and featured 72 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; season 1 would be the only season where this occurs, as later it became common practice for the original artist to make a guest 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
7 "Brother's Keeper" "Only In Miami" Bette Midler
8 "Brother's Keeper" "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie (Sung by house band)
9 "Brother's Keeper" "In The Air Tonight" Phil Collins
10 "Heart of Darkness" "She's A Beauty" The Tubes
11 "Heart of Darkness" "Missing You" John Waite
12 "Heart of Darkness" "Going Under" Devo
13 "Heart of Darkness" "This Masquerade" George Benson
14 "Cool Runnin'" "King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown" Augustus Pablo
15 "Cool Runnin'" "Well of Souls (Feel the Spirit)" Wailing Souls
16 "Cool Runnin'" "Reality Dub" Linton Johnson
17 "Cool Runnin'" "Jamming" Bob Marley & the Wailers
18 "Calderone's Return (Part I)" "I'm So Excited" The Pointer Sisters
19 "Calderone's Return (Part I)" "Tush" ZZ Top
20 "Calderone's Return (Part I)" "In The Night" Russ Ballard
21 "Calderone's Return (Part II)" "Voices" Russ Ballard
22 "Calderone's Return (Part II)" "What's Love Got To Do With It" Tina Turner
23 "One Eyed Jack" "New Girl Now" Honeymoon Suite
24 "One Eyed Jack" "Wonderful Tonight" Eric Clapton
25 "One Eyed Jack" "Jump (For My Love)" The Pointer Sisters
26 "No Exit" "Stay With Me" Teddy Pendergrass
27 "No Exit" "I Don't Care Anymore" Phil Collins
28 "The Great McCarthy" "Some Guys Have All The Luck" Rod Stewart (Sung by house band)
29 "The Great McCarthy" "Go Insane" Lindsey Buckingham
30 "The Great McCarthy" "Self Control" Laura Branigan (Sung by house band)
31 "The Great McCarthy" "Born To Be Wild" Steppenwolf
32 "Glades" "We Got To Get Out Of This Place" The Animals
33 "Glades" "I Send A Message" INXS
34 "Glades" "Girls With Guns" Tommy Shaw
35 "Give a Little, Take a Little" "Better Be Good To Me" Tina Turner
36 "Give a Little, Take a Little" "You Want More" Etta James
37 "Give a Little, Take a Little" "Today's A Beginning" Brian Ray
38 "Little Prince " "Relax" Frankie Goes To Hollywood
39 "Little Prince" "Tiny Demons" Todd Rundgren
40 "Little Prince" "Turn Up The Radio" Autograph
41 "Milk Run" "Legs" ZZ Top
42 "Milk Run" "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" Pat Benatar
43 "Golden Triangle (Part I)" "Great Balls Of Fire" Dolly Parton
44 "Golden Triangle (Part II)" "Catch The Wind" The Blues Project
45 "Golden Triangle (Part II)" "Poison Ivy" The Coasters
46 "Golden Triangle (Part II)" "Mr. Lee" The Bobbettes
47 "Smuggler's Blues" "Lunatic Fringe" Red Rider
48 "Smuggler's Blues" "Baja" Mascara
49 "Smuggler's Blues" "Smuggler's Blues" Glenn Frey
50 "Rites of Passage" "Come To Poppa" Bob Seger
51 "Rites of Passage" "Waiting for You" The Reds
52 "Rites of Passage" "Beat Away" The Reds
53 "Rites of Passage" "Change Your Ways" Rockwell
54 "Rites of Passage" "Till the End" The Reds
55 "Rites of Passage" "I Want To Know What Love Is" Foreigner
56 "The Maze" "Renegades Of Funk" Afrika Bambaataa
57 "The Maze" "Livin' The Book Of My Life" Philip Michael Thomas
58 "The Maze" "Tea In The Sahara" The Police
59 "Made for Each Other" "(Money) That's What I Want" Barrett Strong
60 "Made for Each Other" "Treat Me Nice" Elvis Presley
61 "Made for Each Other" "Rubberneckin'" Elvis Presley
62 "The Home Invaders" "Destination Unknown" Sly and Robbie
63 "The Home Invaders" "The Glamorous Life" Sheila E.
64 "Nobody Lives Forever" "Bad To The Bone" George Thorogood and The Destroyers
65 "Nobody Lives Forever" "New Love" Glenn Frey
66 "Nobody Lives Forever" "Green Onions" Booker T. & The MG's
67 "Nobody Lives Forever" "Heartbeat" Red 7
68 "Evan" "The Rhythm of the Heat" Peter Gabriel
69 "Evan" "You Only Left Your Picture" Fashion
70 "Evan" "Biko" Peter Gabriel
71 "Lombard" "My Boy Lollipop" Millie Small
72 "Lombard" "Wire" U2