80s Song of the Day: Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer

Eighties Grooves

Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer was released in the United States on December 5, 1984, with Shoot Out as the B side. The instrumental song appeared on the soundtrack for the movie Beverly Hills Cop and was named after the movie’s title character, Axel Foley, played by Eddie Murphy. axel-fIt also appears as a bonus track on Faltermeyer’s album Harold F. Faltermeyer was the musical director for Beverly Hills Cop.

The song was an international success. It was a Top 5 hit around the world, reaching No. 1 in several countries, including Canada, Ireland, and the Netherlands. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 3 in the United States and the UK Singles chart at No. 2.

The Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack won a Grammy for Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special.

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One thought on “80s Song of the Day: Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer

  1. Awesome song, Janet, from one of the all-time great years for memorable songs… (wiki the top 100 of ’84, y’all. It’s amazing what that year gave us.) And thanks again Janet for pushin that particular memory button. Good times…

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