Y: You Belong to the City


“You still don’t know where you’re goin’
You’re still just a face in the crowd”

Another huge hit that is a theme song. This one is for the TV show, Miami Vice.

Written by Glenn Frye and Jack Tempchin, You Belong to the City was written specifically for Miami Vice. I grew up in South Florida and Miami Vice was everywhere! My uncle worked in Miami and almost daily came across filming for the show. It never really interested me, probably because I lived in Florida. I mean, once you’ve seen one palm tree you’ve seen them all.

Fun fact about this song, Glenn Frye played all of the instruments except for the saxophone and drum track. Pretty impressive!

The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, Starship’s We Built This City was number one, but it did reach number one on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart. The soundtrack, on the other hand, spent 11 weeks on the top of the Billboard 200 chart, and according to Wikipedia, makes it “the bestselling album of 1985 and the most successful TV soundtrack of all time”.


6 thoughts on “Y: You Belong to the City”

  1. Visiting from A to Z and So totally bummed that I didn’t find this blog earlier… now I am going to just have to go back to the beginning of April and start reading… I think I’ll enjoy it…!! Thanks for bringing back a LOT of memories…!!

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  2. Visiting in these last two days of the challenge. What a great theme you have had, and a lot of work! Congratulations. I’m a writer and spent most of my spare time checking out the (WR) designation. Should have started earlier to find you. If you have any energy left, come and see what I’ve been up to. Cheers on this blog.

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