When it came time to choose a song for the culmination of Mirror80’s week-long reflection on Neon Noir, we just couldn’t pass up a track with phrases like “You belong to the night,” “river of darkness” and “neon light.” Add a place on the Miami Vice soundtrack, and we knew we had our Friday Video Pick!
The 1985 video for “You Belong to the City” features nighttime scenes of busy New York streets, a leading lady whose dining room houses a potted palm and vertical blinds, and Glenn Frey as an attractive stranger who keeps crossing paths with her. Never mind that she, the security guard of her high rise, and the local bar all have Miami Vice streaming on their televisions. In fact, this wouldn’t have been a far cry from reality in ’85. Nor is a track that features both a saxophone and a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer. Enjoy!