Don Johnson is better known as a star actor of television and stage; his most famous roles being "Sonny Crockett" in the '80s TV crime drama Miami Vice
, and "Nash Bridges" in the TV mid-'90s detective drama of the same name. He's also been in dozens of films - don't forget his part as the villain
golfer in the Kevin Costner film Tin Cup
(did you know Kevin Costner also had a music career, in country music?).
In the '80s, a lot of film and TV stars were persuaded to try cranking out a music video or two - examples include Eddie Murphy with "Party All The Time" and Bruce Willis with "Respect Yourself
." Johnson had some moderate success with his singing. "Heartbeat" was his only Top-10 hit on the Billboard chart, but it was also a worldwide hit, charting in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, and other places where Europeans have a deep love for American exports of David Hasselhoff's caliber. Johnson would break the Top-40 one more time, this time with assistance from Barbara Streisand in 1988 with "Till I Loved You."