We all know Eddie Murphy as an actor and comedian, but I bet there are plenty of people under the age of 30 who never knew him as a singer. In fact, the funny man released three musical albums: How Could It Be (1985), So Happy (1989), and Love’s Alright (1993).
Eddie Murphy’s biggest hit was “Party All the Time,” the lead single from his 1985 debut album How Could It Be. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, behind Lionel Richie’s “Say You, Say Me.”
The song was written and produced by Rick James (“Superfreak”), who also sang on the track. It was recorded at Rick’s home studio in Buffalo, NY. You’ll see him performing with Eddie in the video: