Self Control
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
4 (June 30, 1984, two weeks)
Year Released
Self Control
Giancarlo Bigazzi, Steve Piccolo, Raffaele Riefoli
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Played by house band at McCarthy's party
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"Self Control" is a song performed by Laura Branigan, recorded on her album Self Control in 1984. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "The Great McCarthy".


  • This was Branigan's final Top 10 hit, after which she only hit the Top 40 three other times before her early death in 2004.
  • "Self Control" was performed for this episode by a house band and NOT by Branigan, as was the other song used at the party "Some Guys Have All The Luck".
  • The song was included in the Miami Vice-inspired video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and later used in it's 10th aniversary trailer.
Laura Branigan - Self Control (VIDEOCLIP COMPLETE)00:00

Laura Branigan - Self Control (VIDEOCLIP COMPLETE)

Video to "Self Control"

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