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Underneath the Radar
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
76 (May 21, 1988, one week)
Year Released
Underneath The Radar
Karl Hyde, Rick Smith, and Alfie Thomas
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Opening at party
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"Underneath the Radar" is a song performed by Underworld, recorded on the album Underneath the Radar in 1988. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Hostile Takeover".


  • "Underneath The Radar" is the first song of Miami Vice's fifth season.
  • The song was Underworld's only Billboard Hot 100 appearance, reaching #76.
  • The first 30 seconds of the song are Morse Code for "Think global, act local".
  • The scene in which the song appears, consisting of cinematic shots of Miami at night and a lengthy nightclub party sequence, can be seen as an attempt to convince viewers the show has returned to the style that made it famous in its first two seasons, particularly after the sometimes wayward scripts of Season 4.


  • Karl Hyde - vocals, guitars
  • Rick Smith - keyboards
  • Alfie Thomas - guitars
  • Bryn Burrows - bass
  • Baz Allen - drums


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