Season 3 of Miami Vice featured 80 songs during the course of its 24 episodes, although Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild" had previously been used in season 1 and Simply Red's "Heaven" appeared in season 2, reducing the count of unique tracks to 78. A greater amount of rock music is included, and some of the acts common across seasons 1 and 2 (e.g. Phil Collins) are eschewed in favour of darker tracks. The regular usage of Latin tracks also makes a return, having largely been absent from the previous season.
- Patti LaBelle & Bill Champlin's "The Last Unbroken Heart", Andy Taylor's "When the Rain Comes Down", Don Johnson's "Streetwise" and Chris Barr's "Valhalla" were written exclusively for season 3 of the show. Saundra Santiago's covers of "Stormy Weather" and "Someone to Watch Over Me" were also recorded specially for Miami Vice.
- Most songs used in an episode: 8 - "Killshot"
- Least songs used in an episode: 1 - "Streetwise", "The Afternoon Plane"
- Average number of songs per episode: 3.33
- Most songs by the same artist: 4 - Peter Gabriel