Well where do I begin? A perfect soundtrack to a perfect film.
BHC was without a doubt Eddie Murphy's finest movie and the soundtrack album is full of the best music to come out of the 1980's.
It features two fab songs from Patti LaBelle which could possibly be her finest work - "New Attitude" and "Stir It Up".
Harold Faltermeyer's "Axel F" theme is here too and that still remains infectious today - terrific music score that is hard to be beaten.
Glenn Frey's "The Heat Is On" is possibly the most successful pop song to feature a great saxaphone riff in it, and my favorite song on the album - "Neutron Dance" by the Pointer Sisters. A fantastic song which cannot be beaten in terms of how catchy it is. It was featured during the truck chase at the beginning - the best use of a song in a movie - bar none!!
Also on this album we have a few songs that didn't appear in the movie, but are still good. "Don't Get Stopped In Beverly Hills" by Shalamar is great, as is "Emergency" by Rockie Robbins and "Rock N' Roll Me Again" by The System. take particular notice to track 7 - "Gratitude" - performed by non other than Danny Elfman!!
However, the soundtrack is missing "Nasty Girl" by Vanity 6 - the song from the "Stripbar" scene in the movie. I don't know why they decided to keep that off the CD, but the soundtrack remains just excellent without it.