Question: What chewy candies were hyped in ads where folks were conked by giant falling fruits?
Last Question: What TV show’s theme was the first instrumental number-one hit since Chariots of Fire?
Answer: Miami Vice‘s
The “Miami Vice Theme” was written and performed by Jan Hammer. It was first played as part of the show’s opener in 1984. In 91985, it was released as a single, and peaked at #1 in the U.S., and #5 on the U.K. charts. This song, along with Glenn Frey’s number-two hit “You Belong to the City”, put the Miami Vice soundtrack on the top of the U.S. album chart for eleven weeks in 1985, making it the most successful TV soundtrack of all time until 2006 when Disney Channel’s High School Musical beat its record.
Here is the show opener:
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