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Artist: Don Johnson

Title: Heartbeat

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Don Johnson Heartbeat Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1986

Label: Epic

Catalog Number: ?


Don Johnson vocals
Barbara Streisand vocals
Jeff Daniels guitar
Dweezil Zappa guitar
Dickey Betts guest musician
Willie Nelson guest musician
Bonnie Raitt guest musician
Stevie Ray Vaughan guest musician
Ron Wood guest musician
Bob Seger guest musician


1.  Heartbeat  
2.  Voice On A Hotline  
3.  The Last Sound Love Makes  
4.  Lost In Your Eyes  
5.  Coco Don't  
6.  Heartache Away  
7.  Love Roulette  
8.  Star Tonight  
9.  Gotta Get Away  
10.  Can't Take Your Memory  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: peter poland Date: April 24, 2004 at 4:39
Yeah, i thoung this album won't make it to this site, but i\m blad Don\s album is here. I like it alot.It's Typical 80's AOR with pop echos. Pure 80's nostalgia.

From: Fizz Date: April 25, 2004 at 1:55
Son of a bitch! I'm gonna have nightmares about this one tonight!

From: T-Bone Date: April 25, 2004 at 8:46
Actually, this wasn't a bad album at all. The creators of Miami Vice wanted to capitolize on the shows success and also the success of MTV by throwing Dons mug out there. I think they were pretty surprised when they found out he could actually sing. Yes...seriously...this wasn't bad at all. Later stuff of his wasn't that great, but this one passed the test.

From: Gar Date: April 26, 2004 at 2:59
You gotta be kidding me! Although Don Johnson comes from a musical background(he co-wrote most of the songs off the Allman Brothers "Enlightened Rougues" album back in '79), you'd never know it from this bland, overproduced, self-indulgent mess. Yes, I have heard the album in it's entirity(unfortunately), so I'm not just judging this based on the title "hit". With all the quality albums out there, why would anyone waste their time on this? Please don't add Bruce Willis to the database as well.

From: bateman Date: April 30, 2004 at 11:23
well, why not? this one has some great musicians onboard as well as some strong rock moments (heartbeat, the last sound love makes) and is just boring in others. doesn't hurt anyone though. Remember the Miami Vice producers goin wild b/c don would pay more attention to his musician career than to be an actor. Highly argueable whether this is "heavy" in any form but a good record with a talented singer. 6.5/10

From: SPOTLIGHT Date: September 20, 2004 at 1:20
Ignore this release and check out "The Return Of Bruno" from Bruce Willis. That was a cool album and, personally, I think Bruce Willis is a much better actor and a much better singer than Don Johnson.

From: nanteau Date: October 8, 2004 at 16:14
I'm sorry but DON JOHNSON and MIAMI VICE is what's the 80s are about --As an actor I don't like Bruce Willis either-- Well, the music of Don you don't need to hear but Heartbeat is a nice "hit"

From: nanteau Date: October 8, 2004 at 16:21
I'm sorry but DON JOHNSON and MIAMI VICE is what's the 80s are about --As an actor I don't like Bruce Willis either-- Well, the music of Don you don't need to hear but Heartbeat is a nice "hit"

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 16:14
What the F$#@ is this piece of S*!@ doing here?! No way, no how!!!!

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: April 20, 2005 at 14:04
No es mal disco en absoluto,una obra maestra si lo comparamos con las bazofias q sacó su colega B.Willis.Estamos ante un disco AOR de cabo a rabo aunq en lo q a estilo(de AOR)se refiere no lleva una linea definida pues hay mucha mezcla pero bueno no se puede decir tampoco q desentonen demasiado entre ellos(depende q tema os puede sonar a K.Loggins,T.Kimmel,T.Hadley,S.Bishop,38 Special).En fin un disco bastante respetable con un tema -"Heartbeat"- a la altura de los mas q respetables.INTERESANTE.

From: ROBERT Date: April 20, 2005 at 15:15
Q lujo!! Q Placer escuxar este maraviyoso discazo!! el primer tema el mejor... pa mi gustirrinin!! Hay mogoyon d actores q tienen discos... El mejor q e escuxao: FRANK STALLONE!!! MEGA RECOMENDADO!!

From: victordeaor Date: September 14, 2005 at 8:38
Hombre sin ser una maravilla... no esta del todo mal. El bueno de Don lo intenta y se puede decir que afina... pero esta un pelin falto de matices."Heartbeat" es el mejor tema del disco bajo mi humilde opinion. Por cierto, me encantan los mocasines a lo Julio Iglesias que luce en las fotos del disco... Alguien sabe que tal su otro disco?

From: juan carlos Date: December 17, 2005 at 12:42
Buen disco de don johnson, aunque saco otro despues pero mas romantico y menos lite AOR que este.. "heartbeat" es un temazo que lo ponían aca en Peru de vez en cuando y me encantó mucho, aunque hay buenas canciones como la 2,3,4,6 etc. un lite AOR bien hecho que te encantará, esta hecha con elegancia, aunque tiene otras que no gusten mucho como la 5 y la 8. Y la voz de Don es muy buena, me agrada.. Fino 8/10

From: pereira Date: January 7, 2006 at 19:51
MIAMI VICE RUULLZZ!!!! i loved that tv show, i was probably 5 or 6 years old, can´t remember well, i used to watch it everytime i got the chance!!! even today, no action tv series can touch it!!! from this album, i can only comment on the HEARTBEAT song, coz it´s the only song i´ve heard from this album! i thought the video(and the song, of course) is pretty cool, good for relaxing moments! CORRUPCION EN MIAMI FUE, Y ES: LA MEJOR SERIE DE ACCION DE TODOS TIEMPOS EN LA TV!!!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: February 1, 2006 at 10:54
Ahhh Don Johnson i love Miami Vice for this reason this album for me is a Good Album, pero que estoy leyendo como es posible que falten el respeto a Don aquellos que no le haya gustado Miami Vice entonces no saben de lo bueno ahora sobre el album los 3 primeros cortes son muy buenos 3 grandes cortes el resto ya baja y explora otros rumbos en estilo pero por ser Don Johnson(que buen gusto tienes) y de los pocos artistas de tele que hayan sacado un album de AOR le doy un 7/10 Miami Vice Forever!!!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: February 1, 2006 at 10:57
a ver si me pueden datear que otros artistas an sacado albums de buen Rock aparte tambien tengo cortes de Patrick Swayze buenos cortes de Rock AOR creo que son pocos los artistas con buen gusto musical, como en peliculas Van damme o Silvester Stallone son lo maximo en sus filmes salen tremendos temazos de AOR.

From: swriter Date: July 24, 2006 at 17:34
ok, don't tell anybody, but, when this came out, I really liked it, and still do!!!!! hehehehe not groundbreaking, but good for the time it came out in!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 23, 2006 at 0:15
Ok let's everygirl's hunk actor gone rock singer...nice combo!.This album by an old time favourite actor was unimagineable,i mean,this is a good album!.It may be not an essential one but it rocks in some songs.The participation of greatests musicians such as Dwezzil zappa,Stevie Ray Vaughn(R.I.P) and so on makes it attractive to any person.Songs?,"The last sound love makes" and of course "Heartbeat" are powerful hard aor rocking tunes.Am i wrong?

From: kipjuanjo Date: April 9, 2007 at 7:24
As Raffo says, if we don´t like bonanza we don´t like 38specials .

From: shoemaker Date: September 8, 2007 at 16:59
Bruce Willis? And what about Eddie Murphy???

From: Ryan Date: February 3, 2009 at 6:48
When I first bought it, I was suprised that it wasn't a complete piece of crap. Don is a pretty okay singer. Some tracks are pretty catchy; "Heartbeat", "The Last Sound Love Makes".... It get's much more slack from people than it deserves a lot of the time. 6.5/10 -> 7/10.

From: pepus71 Date: February 2, 2010 at 17:02
"The last sound love makes"...ROCK ON!!!!!

From: CMGio Date: April 28, 2010 at 15:36
I may be the minority here, but I actually enjoy this album very much. "Heartbeat" is a killer track.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 31, 2015 at 0:54
My comment about this album is that this actor/singer could have been huge in the Melodic Rock/AOR field if he would have followed the patterns of this one in next shot for me is "The Last Sound LOve Makes" which IMHO is a blast of a song...then we have tracks 1(a major hit),2(nice),6,7 & 10(nice)that are good ones as well...a pretty interesting effort that Don did back then in music...85/100

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