You Belong To The City

Album: Miami Vice Soundtrack (1985)
Charted: 2
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  • This song deals with those who live in urban areas. It's about how a crowded city can be a very lonely place.
  • This was used in the TV series Miami Vice in the 1985 season 2 episode "The Prodigal Son." In the first season, Frey acted in an episode that was based on his song "Smuggler's Blues." Both songs were used on the first Miami Vice soundtrack album, which sold over 4 million copies. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA, for above 2
  • Frey's friend Jack Tempchin helped him write this song. Tempchin also contributed to the Eagles songs "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Already Gone."
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1985 {November 10th} "You Belong To The City" by Glenn Frey peaked at #2* {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100 chart...
    Between 1982 and 1992 the Detroit rocker had twelve Top 100 records, two made the Top 10 with both peaking at #2, the above "You Belong To The City" and "The Heat Is On" for 1 week on March 10th, 1985...
    * The two weeks that "You Belong to the City" was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "We Built This City" by Starship...
  • Ken from Louisville, KyThe Eagles' various "reunion" tours since 1994 featured several solo songs from Don Henley and Joe Walsh. But Glen Frey was reluctant to include his solo songs, possibly because he still wanted to do solo tours between Eagles' tours. But this was his second biggest solo hit (after The Heat Is On) and the rest of the band wanted to do it live, so he agreed.
  • Andrew from Cebu City, PhilippinesI love this song. I was born in the city. Then I got married and lived in my (then) wife's province. My life was not peaceful there; even my (then) wife became my enemy. I left the province and went back to the city I live in with my girlfriend now. Even though I was known in our place in the city, I live a peaceful life. I belong to the city.
  • Leah from Brooklyn, NyI remember hearing that at first, the song was supposed to be about Tubbs, since he was the one who had come from the mean streets of New York, and the episode was about his return there, to get vengeance on the criminal who had shot his brother. But for some reason, the Producer decided to focus the song on Sonny, walking the streets.
  • Paul from Kennewick, WaThe original video of this song is one of the most gritty and realistic ever done,and I believe is indeed dedicated to those who live their lives on the streets. I've been there and I know how tough and unforgiving it can be out there.But also, the very best in people is often brought out in those very same jungles. The Miami Vice episode where Crockett walks the streets of New York and gets an up close view of it all is by far my favorite of the show.
  • Liz from Smallville, KsI heard my mom singing this once...hmmm...She really loves the eagles.
  • Kevin from Memphis , Tna great version of this song is on the eagle's farewell 1 tour dvd (almost 8 minutes long and worth every last second!)
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI like this song,too. My favorite is Sexy Girl.It was on the jukebox in our old clubhouse.on Kearsley st.we are now on S.dort hwy. I wish we had a cd jukebox.
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