Heartbeat (Don Johnson)

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Heartbeat (Don Johnson)
1986
#5
Released during the peak of Miami Vice’s success this single helped its parent album, also called Heartbeat, climb to #17. Johnson’s only other charting single was the follow up Heartache Away which only made it to #56. He released one further album, 1989’s Let It Roll and was also featured on Barbara Streisand’s Till I Loved You album. Their titular duet from that record made it to #25.
Fun fact: There were multiple official Miami Vice soundtracks but none of Johnson’s songs appear on them.

The theme for Bestest Song Club November 2015: Top 10 Hits That You Probably Haven’t Heard In Years. Criteria – Songs that reached at least #10 on the US Hot 100 between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989 but tend to get overlooked in any “Best of the 1980s” lists and collections.

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