Scarface (Push It to the Limit)
|"Scarface (Push It to the Limit)"|
|Single by Paul Engemann|
|from the album Scarface soundtrack|
|Released||October 26, 1983|
|Genre||Hi-NRG, Pop rock|
"Scarface (Push It to the Limit)" is the title of a song written by record producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte and recorded by American musician Paul Engemann. It appeared on the soundtrack for the 1983 motion picture Scarface. This song appears in the movie in the montage sequence that demonstrates Tony Montana's rise in wealth and position after he kills Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia) and takes over as the head cocaine trafficker in Miami. In the film, the song appeared in a slightly longer version, featuring a guitar solo during the instrumental break. This version was eventually released on a 12-inch single LP, with the guitar solo on it, plus a new instrumental break at the beginning, and throughout that version of the song.
In popular culture
The song is also featured on the hit video game Grand Theft Auto III on the radio station Flashback FM (Flashback 95.6), as well as the official Scarface game, Scarface: The World is Yours. It was sampled on "Push It" by Rick Ross; and "Push it to the Limit" by Necro. It was also featured in the South Park episode "Up the Down Steroid", in a techno format remixed by Moroder himself. It was also featured in the television program It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, in an episode entitled "Mac's Big Break". The 2009-2010 Britvic advert for 'Drench' bottled water features the song, while 'Mr. Memory' the goldfish remembers its way through a maze. It is also the entrance song of German boxing talent Ralf Riemer. This song has also been remixed by popular Australian Drum & Bass artist, Phetsta. The popular internet meme, Safety Not Guaranteed, often uses the song. The song was later featured in the American Dad! episode "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone and His Boy Jabari".