Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
Did Not Chart
Year Released
Curly Smith, Charles Sandford, Dickey Betts, Mark Leonard, Don Johnson
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Opening in Miami streets and closing at bar
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"Streetwise" is a song performed by Don Johnson, recorded in 1986. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Streetwise".


  • The song was never released on any Don Johnson album, though it was on a 12" maxi single featuring two other songs, "Heartache Away" and "Love Roulette".
  • Providing backup vocals were Olivia Brown (Trudy) and Whoopi Goldberg.
  • One of the co-writers was Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band. In 1979 Johnson wrote two songs for Betts' band's album "Enlightened Rogues".
  • Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas both released albums during Miami Vice's run, but Johnson's was the most successful, reaching the Billboard Top 20 on the album chart and a Top 5 single, "Heartbeat".
  • "Streetwise" was one of three songs ("Smuggler's Blues" and "Little Miss Dangerous" are the others) that shares the title with an episode title.

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