Back to the Future hit 'The Power of Love' featuring 'Huey Lewis And The News' is released today in 1985!

July 3, 2016

On this weekend in 1985…

Universal Pictures releases Back to the Future…

The movie features the hit "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News….

The song appears early in Back to the Future

as Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) skateboards to school….

Later in the film…

McFly and his band play a hard rock version of the song for a Battle of the Bands audition at which a character played by Huey Lewis himself is judging

and tells Marty's group that they are "just too darn loud"…

The song appears again later when Marty returns to his neighborhood…!

"The Power of Love" was the first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 for Huey Lewis and the News and certified Gold and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song…

The album spent 19 weeks on the Billboard 200…peaking at number 12 in October 1985…!

 

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