The soundtrack for the 1984 hit Eddie Murphy comedy Beverly Hills Cop proved as popular as the film.  The film itself was the biggest hit of the year, earning $234 million and getting nominated for a number of awards, as well as inspiring a few sequels.  The soundtrack made Harold Faltermeyer a household name (if only for a few weeks), and his hit song "Axel F" one of the most recognizable instrumentals of the decade.  It also included a number of other hits by popular musicians, including Glenn Frey, Patti LaBelle, Pointer Sisters, and Shalamar.  It reached number one on the Billboard charts and won the Grammy for Best Score.