HAROLD FALTERMEYER - AXEL F
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Produced by Keith Forsey, this instrumental theme tune was, of course, from the 1984 movie Beverly Hills Cop, which starred Eddie Murphy as the reckless police detective Axel Foley. Released in January 1985, the synth tune reached #2 in the UK and #3 in the U.S.
The German musician also penned the theme music for the movie Top Gun, and has worked with dozens of well-known eighties artists including Blondie, Bonnie Tyler, Donna Summer, Pet Shop Boys and even Billy Idol.