Who wasn’t amazed by the time travel adventures from Marty McFly? The first Back To The Future movie came out in 1985 and was an instant success. In the science fiction movie teenager Marty McFly acccidentally travels back to the year 1955 with the DeLorean from Dr. Emmett Brown. He must not alter the timeline, cause even the smallest of changes could have massive consequences. Here are 8 classic song from Back To The Future I.
*This article contains spoilers*
#8. Lindsey Buckingham – Timebomb Town
Fleetwood Mac singer and guitar player Lindsey Buckingham was doing a lot of solo projects on the side. ‘Timebomb Town’ was written for Back To The Future and he played every instrument on the recording, except for the drums.
#7. Etta James & The Peaches – The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry)
This R&B classic is a perfect dance floor filler. In 1955, the song topped the Billboard R&B charts for 4 week in a row. In 2008, Etta James received a Hall Of Fame Grammy Award for ‘The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry)’.
#6. Four Aces – Mr. Sandman
Dr. Emmett Brown designed a time machine, but he’s being targeted by terrorists. When he shows the DeLorean, they are under attack. McFly uses the DeLorean to escape, but accidentally triggers the time machine and is transported to 1955.
#5. Eric Clapton – Heaven Is One Step Away
Marty McFly needs to make his parents fall in love (again) at prom, or he will wipe himself from existence. In the sequel, Back To The Future II, the ‘what-if my parents never fell in love’ scenario is shown, showing a completely different life for his whole family.
#4. Huey Lewis & The News – Back In Time
Back To The Future and Huey Lewis & The News are like bread and butter, they complete each other. The American pop rock band wrote multiple songs for the trilogy.
#3. Marvin Berry & The Starlighters – Earth Angel
Marvin Berry & The Starlighters is the band that plays during prom. Marvin Berry is the fictional cousin of the legendary rock ‘n roll singer Chuck Berry. ‘Earth Angel’ is the song of McFly’s parents, they fell in love when slow dancing.
#2. Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
As a last resort to make his parents fall in love, Marty McFly plays a few songs with Marvin Berry & The Starlighters. He decides to play ‘Johnny B. Good’ and all the students seems to like the rock song. But his ‘raw’ guitar solo falls on deaf ears. John Mayer did like McFly’s guitar solo and this scene inspired him to learn how to play he guitar himself.
#1. Huey Lewis & The News – The Power of Love
There can only be one #1. ‘The Power of Love’ was written for the movie and is used in every installment of the Back To The Future trilogy. But, the American rock band almost declined the request to write the soundtrack, because “they didn’t know how to write one”.