Axel F (Beverly Hills Cop Theme Song) free piano sheet music by Harold Faltermeyer
About the song
"Axel F" by Harold Faltermeyer is the theme song of the movie Beverly Hills Cop from 1984. It is performed by Harold Faltermeyer himself.
The track is recorded with five instruments: a Roland Jupiter-8, a Moog modular synthesizer 15, a Roland JX-3P and Roland JX-8P and Yamaha DX7.
The piano sheet music from "Axel F" is composed in the original key of F minor.
The song title comes from the main character's name from the movie, Axel Foley, which is played by the famnous actor Eddie Murphy.
"Axel F" sheet music of Harold Faltermeyer has a moderately fast tempo.
Aside from the fact that the song is a Beverly Hills Cop’s soundtrack, it also belongs on Faltermeyer's album "Harold F.", from 1988. The song is as a bonus track. Even if Faltermeyer didn’t want to include it on the album, MCA record label insisted because the track became very popular.
And as it got very popular, the theme song reached number 2 on the U.K. Singles Chart and number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. And not to forget that it was an international number 1 hit in 1985.
The band Crazy Frog recorded the song in 2005, which was released with the same original name "Axel F".
Matthias Wagner and Andreas Dohmeyer had produced the cover, while the remix has been made by Henning Reith and Reinhard "DJ Voodoo" Raith. Later, Wolfgang Boss and Jamster! have been the ones who arranged the remix, and soon after that they sold it as a ringtone.
Daniel Malmedahl recorded the vocal in 1997, using almost the same part of the original used in Jamster's ringtone.
Crazy Frog’s version had also a great chart performance. It stayed in top of U.K. chart for about 4 weeks, and got No. 77 in French Singles Chart in June 11th 2005. Next week it moved to No. 2, where it stayed for 2 weeks.
"Axel F" piano scores and tabs keep the original song's rhythm and message intact. Piano tabs for "Axel F" are available here for download. Everyone who would like to play the song on piano can learn by using the sheet music tabs.
|Released:||- December 5, 1984 (US)|
- March 18, 1985 (UK)
|Albums:||- Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack|
- Harold F.