Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat we're recapping all our favorite moments from season 3 of Miami Vice and looking forward to season 4. On This Week in Vice we'll splitting the summer between seasons into two parts. The summer of 1987 was amazing, this week we'll be covering May 11 to July 12, 1987, when Miami Vice was king.
On May 17 the USS Stark as part of the Middle East Task Force was struck by two missiles during the Iraq-Iran War. The missiles struck with little warning to the crew, leaving 37 US Navy personnel killed and 21 injured. Iraq would later apologize for the incident and the US Navy would relieve Captain Glenn Brindel of the USS Stark for not defending the ship.
During this time period there would be 5 different number one songs on the Hot 100, but I'm only going to single out one. The other four songs include You Keep Me Hangin' On by Kim Wilde, Always by Atlantic Starr, Head to Toe by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam and I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston.
The biggest hit of this time period and the song of emphasis for this episode is With or Without You by the International mega band U2. From the multi-platinum and critically acclaimed album The Joshua Tree the song would spend 3 weeks at number one and is the bands first time on the top of the charts. With or Without You is considered one of the greatest songs ever and routinely on lists of writers and artists all-time favorite songs.
Normally during this segment I like to point out the most successful or popular creation over the stretch of time. During this time period Ishtar, The Witches of Eastwick, and Beverly Hills Cop II, which broke the record for highest-grossing R-Rated film, all won the box office at one time or another.
But, the most important movie during this time and one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever debuted. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, Bill Duke and Shane Black is the movie Predator. Directed by John McTiernan the movie needs no introduction. If you do not know or have not seen the original Predator, please stop this show and do nothing else until you watch it.
And that's everything you need to know that was happening when Miami Vice was king. Be sure to join us on Go With The Heat at gowiththeheat.com. I'd love to hear from you! Email the show email@example.com or follow me on Twitter @domcorriveau. That's all for this week, bye pals.
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