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Axel F – Harold Faltermeyer

Axel F – Harold Faltermeyer

In the world of instrumental one-hit wonders, few songs have as much staying power as “Axel F” by Harold Faltermeyer. This thing is seriously a monster hit, first appearing in the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop and starring Eddie Murphy at the height of his fame. Axel F is Axel Foley, Murphy’s streetwise cop character who drives Judge Reinhold nuts as they solve crimes and commit hijinks. If you haven’t seen Beverly Hills Cop, stop … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

Cars – Gary Numan

Cars – Gary Numan

When “Cars” by Gary Numan was released in 1979, it sounded like nothing else on the pop charts. Cold. Mechanistic. Monotone. With a killer synthesized bass hook and a melody line that gets in your head and will not leave until you force it out by listening to the whistling theme from the Andy Griffith Show or perhaps the them from American Idol. “Cars” was a massive contrast to the over-produced disco of the day … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s