Scarface (Push It to the Limit)

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"Scarface (Push It to the Limit)"
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Single by Paul Engemann
from the album Scarface: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
B-side"Tony's Theme"
ReleasedOctober 26, 1983 (1983-10-26)
Format7" single
Producer(s)Giorgio Moroder

"Scarface (Push It to the Limit)" is 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 included.


The song is composed with a tempo of 156 beats per minute,[1] and is structured in the key of C minor.

In other media[edit]

It has been employed as a montage song for underdog or dark horse characters, such as in the South Park episode "Up the Down Steroid" (in a techno format remixed by Moroder himself), and in the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode entitled "Mac's Big Break". A variation of this theme is used in a montage for the American Dad! episode "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone and His Boy Jabari". Similarly, the 2009-2010 Britvic advert for 'Drench' bottled water features the song while a goldfish remembers its way through a maze. It is also the entrance song for German boxer Ralf Riemer.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ LLC, Blendist. "SONG BPM".
  2. ^ "Rick Ross's 'Push It' - Discover the Sample Source". WhoSampled.
  3. ^ Fan Question: What’s that song in “Up the Down Steroid”?. South Park Studios.
  4. ^ SimonViklund. "Break the Rules" in-depth analysis!.