GLENN FREY - THE HEAT IS ON (1984)
Glenn Frey was the founding member of rock band The Eagles, who split-up
in 1980 and reunited again in 1994. During this period, Frey had a
string of hit singles in the U.S, although he achieved only two Top 40
hits in the UK.
His first hit, The Heat is On, was from the soundtrack to the hit movie Beverly Hills Cop (starring Eddie Murphy). His second hit was the follow-up single Smuggler's Blues which was released in 1985 and was taken from the album The Allnighter.
The Heat is On was written by Harold Faltermeyer (who also wrote Axel F) and Keith Forsey. It peaked at #2 in the U.S. and #12 in the UK during 1984.
Glenn Frey sadly passed away on January 18, 2016.