The Rhythm of the Heat
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Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
Did Not Chart
Year Released
Peter Gabriel
RIAA Certification
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Opening with Evan testing MAC-10's with crash dummies
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"The Rhythm of the Heat" is a song performed by Peter Gabriel, recorded on the album Security in 1982. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Evan".


  • The album "Security" also featured Gabriel's first Billboard Top 40 hit, "Shock the Monkey", whose video had heavy airplay on MTV.
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Peter gabriel The rhythm of the heat

Video for "The Rhythm Of The Heat"

  • The song is based on Carl Jung's (noted analytical psychiatrist) experience observing a group of African drummers.

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