In addition to giving us one of Eddie Murphy's most iconic film characters, the original Beverly Hills Cop film is also responsible for introducing one of the most recognisable – and catchiest – film themes ever written.


The synth-heavy instrumental track Axel F, composed by German musician Harold Faltermeyer, became an instant hit upon the film's release and even went on to enjoy something of a second life when it was famously remixed by Crazy Frog back in 2005.

Given its iconic status – and indeed the title of the film – it's no surprise to find that the tune once again features prominently in new sequel Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, worked into a new original score penned by prolific film composer Lorne Balfe.

And that's not the only familiar tune which makes it into the new film, with songs such as Glenn Frey's The Heat Is On, Bob Seger's Shakedown and The Pointer Sisters's Neutron Dance all heard on the soundtrack having previously featured in earlier films in the franchise.

Meanwhile, there are also tracks from Billy Idol, Mary J Blige and Lil Nas X – you can find the full Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F soundtrack below.

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Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F soundtrack – All the songs in Netflix sequel

The following tracks can all be heard in the new film:

  • The Heat Is On performed by Glenn Frey
  • I Don't F**k with You performed by Big Sean feat E40
  • Shakedown performed by Bob Seger
  • Players (Sync Edit) performed by Coi Leray
  • Hot in the City performed by Billy Idol
  • Neutron Dance performed by The Pointer Sisters
  • Family Affair performed by Mary J Blige
  • La Manera De Vivir performed by performed by NOYSE, Aestro
  • Energy performed by iZNiiK
  • Helen performed by Qasim Naqvi
  • Milkshake performed by Kelis
  • Maneater performed by Patricia Castillo
  • Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) performed by Billy Ocean
  • Here We Go! performed by Lil Nas X

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F is streaming now on Netflix sign up from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.


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