Axel F by Harold, is the electronic instrumental theme from the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop performed by Harold Faltermeyer. It was an international number 1 hit in 1985. It is one of the songs that is just amazing when listening to the original soundtrack. Forget the other mixes. This is the one that you should listen to.
The title comes from Beverly Hills Cop movie
This song was made for the Beverly Hills Cop movie that was out in 1994, with Eddie Murphy as one of the main characters in the movie. His name in the movie was Axel Foley.
Faltermeyer recorded the song using only five instruments: a Roland Jupiter-8 provided the distinctive “supersaw” lead sound, a Moog modular synthesizer 15 provided the bass, a Roland JX-3P and Roland JX-8P provided brassy chord stabs, a Yamaha DX7 was used for tube bell or bell, bass 1/bass and marimba sounds and a LinnDrum was used for drum programming is what it says on Wikipedia about this song.
According to Faltermeyer, the initial reaction to his premiere presentation of the cues to the film’s producers and director didn’t result in an immediate approval; it wasn’t until director Martin Brest voiced his approval that the producers showed enthusiasm.
Bonus Track on Harolds 1988 album
Axel F as the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack became humongous popular everywhere in the world. People loved this movie in 1984! Including as a sound track for the movie, Axel F song also appears on Faltermeyer’s 1988 album Harold F. as a bonus track. Harold Faltermeyer was against including it in his 1988 album, but MCA insisted as it was his most recognizable track from him. It would just sell more if that song was included and it did.
This is not just one of worlds most popular international songs ever made. But it is also one of worlds most known songs. There are some attempts later, like Crazy Frogs version of the song. But it ruins the whole feeling. This is the original soundtrack. Share this one! Give our children today some real music and this version for Beverly Hills Cop movie is the real thing.
Harold Faltermeier was born in Munich, Germany in 1952. Today he is 65 and is still active. Thanks for this song! Will never stop to like it! Never!
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