The Heat Is On

Album: Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack (1984)
Charted: 12 2
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  • The heat is on, on the street
    Inside your head, on every beat
    And the beat's so loud, deep inside
    The pressure's high, just to stay alive
    'Cause the heat is on

    Oh-wo-ho, oh-wo-ho
    Caught up in the action I've been looking out for you
    Oh-wo-ho, oh-wo-ho
    (Tell me can you feel it)
    (Tell me can you feel it)
    (Tell me can you feel it)
    The heat is on, the heat is on, the heat is on
    Oh it's on the street, the heat is on

    Oh-wo-ho, oh-wo-ho
    Caught up in the action I've been looking out for you
    Oh-wo-ho, oh-wo-ho
    (Tell me can you feel it)
    (Tell me can you feel it)
    (Tell me can you feel it)
    The heat is on (yeah) the heat is on, the heat is on
    (Burning, burning, burning)
    It's on the street, the heat is on

    The shadows high on the darker side
    Behind the doors, it's a wilder ride
    You can make a break, you can win or lose
    That's a chance you take, when the heat's on you
    When the heat is on

    Oh-wo-ho, oh-wo-ho
    Caught up in the action I've been looking out for you
    Oh-wo-ho, oh-wo-ho
    (Tell me can you feel it)
    (Tell me can you feel it)
    (Tell me can you feel it)
    The heat is on (yeah) the heat is on, the heat is on
    It's on the street, the heat is on (i can feel the fire)

    The heat is on (flames are burning higher)
    The heat is on (baby can't you feel it)
    Yeah, it's on the street
    The heat is on (i can feel it the fire)
    The heat is on (flames are burning higher) Writer/s: HAROLD FALTERMEYER, KEITH FORSEY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 10

  • Seventhmist from 7th Heaven"A small check" for 15 grand. Guess Frey wasn't impressed with his payoff, which might explain why he turned down an offer to perform another song in "Beverly Hills Cop II." What he threw away, Bob Seger was glad to pick up.
  • Knotwilg from BelgiumThe solo is nothing more than a reversal of the vocal lines plus a pentatonic ending. I always found that this 80s sound was very remote from Eagles material. Now I know why: it's a Faltermeyer song!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1985 {March 10th} "The Heat Is On" by Glenn Frey peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Top 100* chart, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon...
    Two months later on May 6th, 1985 "The Heat Is On" reached #1 {for 1 week} on the Australian Kent Music Report chart...
    Between 1982 and 1992 the Detroit rocker, as a solo artist, had twelve Top 100 records, two made the Top 10 and both peaked at #2, the above "The Heat Is On" and "You Belong to the City" for 2 weeks on November 10th, 1985...
    Glenn Lewis Frey passed away at the age of 67 on January 18th, 2016...
    May he R.I.P.
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Top 10 on March 10th, 1985:
    At #3. "Material Girl" by Madonna
    #4. "California Girls" by David Lee Roth
    #5. "One More Night" by Phil Collins
    #6. "Too Late for Goodbyes" by Julian Lennon
    #7. "Careless Whisper" by Wham! featuring George Michael
    #8. "Lovergirl" by Teena Marie
    #9. "Private Dancer" by Tina Turner
    #10. "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood ...
  • Dad Joke from Denver, CoThis song is about why you shouldn't leave the door open in the winter.
  • Ymh4eva from Los Fangeles, CaPretty much the soundtrack of my life. Ooooh-wo-ho, Ooooh-wo-ho! Little known fact: Fry wore his jeans high and tight during the recording sess and you can hear it in every note. Have fun pretending to like jazz, you come huggers. I'm watching ALL movies, not just Sissy Act 2: My Habit is Blacks.
  • Luke from London, UkI always thought Frey wrote this himself. And why was Stevie Wonder at a movie screening?
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm
    The City of Royal Oak, Michigan and the Royal Oak School Board voted Thursday (February 11th, 2016) to name a section of Willis Avenue there as "Glenn Frey Drive" in honor of the late Eagles guitarist, who grew up in the town...
    The honor will be made official at the unveiling February 18th in front of Glenn's alma mater, Dondero High School.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyFrey also plays the guitar solo in the break. After recording his vocal, Frey told Forsey and Faltermeyer that he "often" did guitar solos on Eagles songs (he almost never did) and he'd like to come up with one for this song. They liked the solo and overdubbed it the next day.
  • Randy from Rio De Janeiro, -Anyone know who the woman is pretending to play the saxophone in the video?
  • Harold from University Park, Palol my father always thought that a woman sang this song! XD
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