What do you get when you combine a Detroit rock legend with a iconic comedian playing a Detroit cop working in Beverly Hills? Well, the answer is that you get one heck of a combination for the film Beverly Hills Cop II. Of course, I am talking about Eddie Murphy who in 1987, once again took the stage as Axel Foley, the Detroit cop working in Beverly Hills on a new case. Now as far as the soundtrack was concerned, it featured songs from the likes of George Michaels, Corey Hart, Pointer Sisters, Jermaine Jackson, and the Detriot rock legend Bob Seger. Bob Seger provided the track Shakedown for the soundtrack and it was a huge success. The song went to number one in Canada, Number one on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts, and the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song, but it lost both of them to the same song from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. The song is really good as it adds elements of what Seger was known for with elements of the 80’s like synthesizers and more. Check it out for yourself below:


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