Eddie Murphy Decoded: Road to the Riches & the Oscars

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Comedy is Murphy’s bread and butter, but his star power translated into popular music as well. His Rick James-assisted single “Party All The Time" (1985) reached as high as No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and another single, “Put Your Mouth On Me,” (1989) reached 47 on the Hot 100 (along with No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart). While his full-length albums didn’t fare as well, Murphy still made his mark musically. “Party All The Time” has been parodied by Weird Al Yankovic, covered by Aubrey O’Day (of Danity Kane fame), and still gets airplay in lists like VH1’s “100 Greatest One Hit Wonders” and AOL Radio’s “100 Worst Songs Ever.” Even still, he got to show his musical range more recently in 2006’s Dreamgirls as the boisterous James “Thunder” Early.

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Comedy is Murphy’s bread and butter, but his star power translated into popular music as…

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