Tell It Like It Is
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
2 (January 28, 1967, one week)
Year Released
George Davis, Lee Diamond
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Tubbs and Valerie dancing in Club Delirious
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"Tell It Like It Is" is a song performed by Aaron Neville in 1966. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "The Prodigal Son".


  • This was Aaron Neville's first Billboard Top 10 hit. He would have two others ("Don't Know Much" in 1989 with Linda Ronstadt and "Everybody Plays The Fool" in 1995).
  • Cover versions that made the Billboard Hot 100 were by Andy Williams (#76 in 1976) and Heart (#8 in 1981). Don Johnson released his cover of the song in 1989 in the U.K. and in Europe.
Neville Brothers - Tell it like it is04:20

Neville Brothers - Tell it like it is

Aaron Neville's "Tell It Like It Is"

Don Johnson - Tell It Like It is04:28

Don Johnson - Tell It Like It is

Don Johnson's "Tell It Like It Is"

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