Harold Faltermeyer

1952 - Today

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Hans Hugo Harold Faltermeier (born 5 October 1952), known professionally as Harold Faltermeyer, is a German musician, composer and record producer. Faltermeyer is best known for composing the "Axel F" theme for the feature film Beverly Hills Cop, an influential synth-pop hit in the 1980s. He also composed the "Top Gun Anthem" for the feature film Top Gun and the music for the Chevy Chase Fletch feature films, Fletch and Fletch Lives. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Faltermeyer has received more than 608,461 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Harold Faltermeyer is the 846th most popular musician (up from 866th in 2019), the 3,099th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,620th in 2019) and the 46th most popular German Musician.

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Among musicians, Harold Faltermeyer ranks 846 out of 2,675Before him are Simon Phillips, Juan Luis Guerra, Louis Jordan, John Norum, Mick Box, and Albert Collins. After him are Zino Francescatti, Johnny Clegg, Paul Kantner, Krist Novoselic, Daron Malakian, and Daevid Allen.

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Among people born in 1952, Harold Faltermeyer ranks 186Before him are Kevin Reynolds, Hossein Sheikholeslam, John Lurie, Ralf Edström, Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, and Rosemarie Ackermann. After him are László Tőkés, Francesco Graziani, Bernard Stiegler, Jeff Lindsay, Simon MacCorkindale, and Annie Potts.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Harold Faltermeyer ranks 3,099 out of 5,289Before him are Wolfgang Becker (1954), Friedrich Josias, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1918), Count Palatine Joseph Charles of Sulzbach (1694), Eva Hesse (1936), Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg (1708), and Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1769). After him are Leonhard Frank (1882), Princess Caroline of Great Britain (1713), Louis III, Duke of Württemberg (1554), Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch (1736), Adolf Merckle (1934), and Ernst Lehner (1912).

Among MUSICIANS In Germany

Among musicians born in Germany, Harold Faltermeyer ranks 46Before him are Adolf Busch (1891), Daniel Steibelt (1765), Paul van Dyk (1971), Andi Deris (1964), Karl Bartos (1952), and Jackson Browne (1948). After him are Michael Weikath (1962), Herbert Grönemeyer (1956), Johann Gottfried Piefke (1815), Theo Jörgensmann (1948), Ingo Schwichtenberg (1965), and Helmuth Rilling (1933).