A hit song by Eddie Murphy? Yes, Beverly Hills Cop
Eddie Murphy? Well, it was the middle of the '80s, and Eddie was just that hot. Eddie Murphy actually has had an extensive singing career, it's just not his biggest claim to fame. He had another Billboard Hot 100 hit single in 1989 with the cringe-inducing title "Put Your Mouth On Me," which reached #27. Besides two solo music albums, he's also done some of the songs in films he's appeared in, such as the Shrek
franchise and 1988's Coming to America
. He's also provided vocals in odd places like Saturday Night Live
sketches ("Wookin' Pa Nub,"
anyone?), backing for The BusBoys, and hey, even appeared in Michael Jackson's video "Remember The Time
The first time Murphy was taken seriously for his music by the critical masses came when he starred in the 2006 movie Dreamgirls
. Regarding his musical aspirations, he told Rolling Stone
in 2011, "I never stopped recording music - I just stopped putting it out. Because when you see actors singing, it's like, 'Hey, don't come in here in my f--king music section, stay over there. Don't do your actor s--t over here."